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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) (QCF)

Course Code: ISC1605FST (Full course - Flexible study and training option)

                     ISC1605P (Performance units only)


This is the industry standard vocational qualification and non-apprenticeship pathway for those of you who are working within the electrical installation industry and looking to apply for an ECS Gold Card and work as a fully qualified electrican within the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. 


This qualification requires the completion of a 3 day end point assessment (commonly known as the AM2) at an independant assessment centre is a requirement for recognition as a competent domestic, commercial and industrial electrician



Course Duration

  • This is both a knowledge and work based qualification, the duration dependant on a candidates experience and access to the range of evidence required from naturally ocurring on-site activities

  • Completion of the work based aspects are typically achieved between a period of 6 to 18 months


Who is this qualification for?

  • Candidates who are currently working within the electrical contracting industry without any formal qualifications

  • For those who are currently working in the electrical installation industry and have previously achieved a recognised Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or equivilent qualifications within the last 5 years


Please note

  • There may be a requirement to complete a  'knowledge bridging unit' (additional cost will apply) for candidates who completed the Level 3 Dipolma in Electrical Installation or equivelent qualification at an alternative training provider. This does not apply if the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installaltion was completed at Ipswich Skills Centre


Why take this course?

  • It provides the vocational qualification in addition to the previously achieved Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or equivilent qualifications to satisfy the requirements for a qualified 'Electrician'


What is this qualification?

  • It provides the underpinning knowledge and work based performance units to assess a candidates competence to perform a range of installation activities in real working environments


What does it cover?

Underpinning knowledge units as follows:


  • Health and safety legislation, practices and procedures

  • Environmental legislation, working practices and principles

  • Practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment

  • Practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and equipment

  • Principles of planning and selection for the installation of equipment

  • Principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords  

  • Principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification

  • Principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults

  • Electrical principles associated with design, building, installation and maintenance


Worked based performance units as follows: (Assessment of evidence naturally ocurring from on-site activities)

  • Applying health and safety legislation and working practices  

  • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems 

  • Overseeing and organising the work environment (electrical installation) 

  • Planning, preparing and installing wiring systems and associated equipment

  • Terminating and connecting conductors and cables in electrical systems  

  • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment

  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment

  • Electrotechnical Occupational Competence (AM2)


Please note

The above knowlege units will be satisfied as recognised prior learning from the peviously achieved Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or equivilent qualifications where applicable.


The above knowledge units will be fully satisfied where a candidate has completed the EAL Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation at Ipswich Skills Centre


How is the qualification assessed?

  • A mix of on-screen multiple choice examinations and in-centre controlled assignments

  • Performance competence is assessed using evidence generated from on-site working environments


What will you need to provide?

  • IET On-Site-Guide BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 - ISBN 978-1-83953-227-6

  • IET 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 - ISBN 978-1-83953-218-4

  • IET Inspection and Testing Guidance Note 3 BS7671:2018+A2:2022 - ISBN 978-1-83953-236-8

  • Writing materials, scientific calculator and suitable safety footwear for workshop sessions)

  • Naturally ocurring evidence from electrical installation activities performed in real working environments


How much does this course cost?

  • Full course fee of £8,339* (interest free 'pay as you train' installment payment option available) 


  • For candidates who have previously achieved the required underpinning knowledge we are currently offering the performance units from £2,295** (Full payment required when booking)


 *   excludes the cost of the required AM2 3-day end point assessment

**  excludes the cost of the required AM2 3-day end point assessment and qualification registration fee (if applicable)


When does this course start?

  • Please contact us for further information






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