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Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation

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Course Description

This course is for learners looking to further develop existing knowledge of electrical installation. This course teaches skills to make learners employable in the electrical installation industry.

This course is designed for anybody going into, or already working within the electrical installation industry. During this course learners will gain knowledge and understanding of the electrical installation industry. The course also covers different types of equipment and practical skills such as fault identifying and fixing.

All levels of this course include a wide range of activities and teaches skills that are associated with industrial installations, inspection and testing, fault finding and diagnosis. Our qualifications are aimed at people wishing to become experts in

their chosen trade. Learners will be taught in our state of the art bespoke workshops and classrooms by industry experienced tutors.

This course is 2.5 days per week, 50/50 theory and practical plus one hour of tutorial.


Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade C/4 and above including Maths, Science and English subject to interview and diagnostic testing. Alternatively, students need to have level 2 qualifications in relevant Electrical Installation and Security courses (also subject to interview and diagnostic testing).


This Level 3 qualification teaches learners about the area of electrical installation through a mixture of practical work and classroom work. This course is split 60/40 theory to practical assessment. The practical work teaches the hands-on skills needed for the trade, classroom work teaches the knowledge needed for the trade.

There is a challenging level of Maths and Physics embedded into this course as it is crucial to this industry.

Topics on this course include:

  • Lighting circuits
  • Rings and radials (Sockets)
  • Shower Circuits
  • 17th Edition Consumer Unit Installations
  • Single and Three Phase Motor and associated starters
  • Generators including micro generation theory

Students will also attend tutorial sessions on a weekly basis where topics to develop employability skills will be covered.

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required to pass this course however there is a strong practical element. As the course is only 2.5 days a week students are encouraged to take up part time work alongside the course to develop their skills. Learners are pushed to develop their practical skills and knowledge to enter into the skills competitions we run with other colleges to help them stand out from the crowd.


Higher Education at Hopwood Hall College or through university.

Apprenticeship routes or employment roles within electrical installation. Possible careers include: Installation electrician, maintenance electrician, service engineering, testing engineer, electrical engineer, or sales engineer.

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