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Electrical Installation Technical Certificate Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Mas­ter your exper­tise in elec­tri­cal instal­la­tion and gain an under­stand­ing of test­ing and inspect­ing to a pro­fes­sion­al stan­dard. You will study the design of elec­tri­cal sys­tems, elec­tri­cal reg­u­la­tions, test­ing, inspect­ing and fault find­ing in our indus­try stan­dard workshops.

You will also learn to apply the prin­ci­ples of health and safe­ty and devel­op your employ­a­bil­i­ty, maths and Eng­lish skills.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will com­plete work books and assign­ments using online resources. You will begin to demon­strate inde­pen­dent learn­ing skills and con­tin­ue your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment with a Con­struc­tion work place­ment. Through­out this course you will also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to com­plete many com­mu­ni­ty projects, prepar­ing you for work in the indus­try with on-site expe­ri­ence. You can under­take the project and work­skills pro­gramme to gain UCAS points to study at HNC/​Degree level.

Entry Require­ments

Elec­tri­cal Instal­la­tion Tech­ni­cal Cer­tifi­cate Lev­el 2 or equiv­a­lent, plus GCSE grades 4/C in Eng­lish and maths or rel­e­vant indus­try experience.

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.<?xml:namespace pre­fix = o” ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

· Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks ‑sub­ject to availability

· Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard, sub­ject to availability

· One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will com­plete prac­ti­cal assess­ments at your own speed end­ing the year with a prac­ti­cal timed assess­ment. The­o­ry assess­ment will be com­plet­ed through online tests. The course is sum­ma­tive assessed by a prac­ti­cal assign­ment and final on-line test.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will require a ware­house coat, work trousers and laced safe­ty footwear, which can be pur­chased on our web­site, along with ref­er­ence books and sta­tionery. You will be sent a full list of mate­ri­als and equip­ment pri­or to enrolment.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, you can progress to Con­struc­tion or Elec­tri­cal Pow­er Engi­neer­ing degrees at uni­ver­si­ty. You could also progress to job roles such as an Instal­la­tion Elec­tri­cian or Main­te­nance Elec­tri­cian Appren­tice, or you could under­take a Con­struc­tion Main­te­nance Apprenticeship.

Course Con­tent

You will study a range of units including:

  • Build­ing applied sci­en­tif­ic principles 
  • Elec­tri­cal instal­la­tion design
  • Test­ing and inspect­ing- fault finding


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The com­bi­na­tion of the­o­ry and prac­ti­cal ses­sions real­ly immers­es you into the sub­ject and expe­ri­ences to progress into the industry!

Ellie Seston



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