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Electrical Installation Advanced (Level 3)

This qualification is intended for those who want to expand their knowledge and proficiencies within the Electrotechnical industry. It will further give rise to the appreciation and principles that underpin a professional approach that is essential for those looking to further their career choices and progression to higher levels of education and training. The full-time Level 3 qualification lasts one year and is aimed at those who have recently completed a full-time Level 2 qualification or those with relevant experience and knowledge of the industry.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 or A*-C ideally including English and maths 


  • Electrical Installation Level 2 Diploma or recognised equivalent qualification with Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths 

If you are over 21 you can gain entry to a subject via successful interview and written assessment, and will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications

Course content

This study programme will build on all areas of study covered in Level 2, looking at the theory behind all aspects of the Electrotechnical industry. The study programme is heavily theory based, and includes in-depth practical inspection and testing as a basis for several of the units covered.

  • Subject units:
    • Understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
    • Principles of electrical science
    • Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification
    • Electrical installations: inspection, testing and commissioning
    • Electrical systems design
    • Career awareness in building services engineering
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications

Assessment methods

There are mix of written and online exams, written assignments and practical assessments.


Electrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Further study and career options

During or on completion of the study programme you should be seeking work in the Electrotechnical sector. When in employment you could also progress to complete 2357 Level 3 NVQ. On completion of the study programme you could also progress to any of our CPD short courses.

Additional information

To take part in this study programme you will need to provide note-taking equipment, a scientific calculator, along with a current version of the BSEN 7671 Regulation book that costs approximately £85.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Course Information & How to Apply

Although the government has announced that exams will not be going ahead this summer, we are committed to ensuring that all students who apply to join us this year will be able to do so. We therefore want to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about with regards to applying for one of our programmes starting in September 2020. We  are committed to ensuring that the challenges of the current situation will not prevent our future students from achieving their full potential, we are with you every step of the way. To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 14/09/2020 Launch our fee calculatorFree if 16-18yrs. Are you 19+?
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Cauldwell Street BBD103

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If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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