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Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

Electrical Installation Apprenticeship at Bedford College

The Electrotechnical industry involves the installation, maintenance and repair of Electrotechnical equipment. This apprenticeship is a recognised route to gain an industry accepted qualification. It will help train and develop your skills but also help you to understand the industry and the businesses sector you’d be working in. This course offers the underpinning knowledge and on site assessment package that will give you “Fully qualified Electrical Contractor” status. Bedford College has built up reputable relationships with a number of local and national employers, helping and assisting in delivering excellence to their workforce.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-4, including English, maths and science, or equivalent.

Other requirements: You must have a keen interest in electrical / electronic engineering

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Working effectively and safely in an Electrotechnical environment
  • Principles of Electrotechnology
  • Application of health and safety and electrical principles
  • Installation practices and theory

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through written assignments and exams, end of year practical assessments and online multiple choice questions.


You will gain the following qualifications:

Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma


  • AM2 (Practical Assessment)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (dependant on previous qualification).

Further study and career options

Course progression: You can progress on to a number of recognised Electrical Installation courses including City & Guilds 2391 Inspection and Test, and the new green technologies courses, such as Wind and Photovoltaic Power Generation Installations.

Future careers: You could progress on to a supervisory or management role.

Additional information

You will need to purchase the following:

  • Steel toe boots
  • Overalls
  • Note taking equipment
  • Scientific calculator
  • IET Regulations and On Site Guide
  • Relevant publications.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
4 years Flexible In College – 1 day per week Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Cauldwell Street C1852

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2021-22 part-time courses will be out in May. Get alerted when they're released by selecting your campus of choice below and filling out the relevant form:

Bedford College Enquiry Form

Shuttleworth College Enquiry Form


Additional Learning Support
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.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

» Find out more and how to apply

Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.