This course is designed for candidates who have completed their Level 3 technical certificate within the last 4 years and looking to become fully qualified electricians.


Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings across many different types of equipment and systems which may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.


Electricians may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials.


Electrical safety is an important area of an electrician’s work. On completion of their work, the electrical systems must be safe to use and therefore they must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.


Candidates will work under the guidance of their tutor to develop skills and gather evidence in the workplace to confirm competence in the following areas:

  • Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)
  • Applying Environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental systems and equipment
  • Overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installations)
  • Be able to fit and fix wiring systems, wiring enclosures and associated equipment safely in accordance with installation specification
  • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
  • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Electrotechnical occupational competence
  • This will be assessed via on-site observations in the candidates’ place of work to build a portfolio of evidence. On completion of the portfolio, candidates will complete the 2-day AM2 assessment to become fully qualified.


Candidates will be assessed in the workplace by arrangement, further sessions may be required at college to complete the portfolio through professional discussion.


Please Note: one resit is included in the course fees, candidates will self-fund should further resit be required.


A level 3 Electrotechnical Technical certificate completed in the last 4 years.

Candidates must have work access to Domestic, Commercial and Industrial premises in order to cover the full range within the qualification criteria.



Instalment or loan options are available. You may be eligible for full funding please speak to us for further details.


12 – 18 Months

Candidates can achieve this sooner as long as sufficient evidence of competence has been provided.



By the end of the course, the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.

18th Edition exams are available upon request.

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