This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and is part of the Apprenticeship framework developed by SummitSkills. NVQs encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace and develop their skills and potential. It is recognised by the Joint Industry Board (JIB) for grading. This qualification requires occupational evidence. It is for those who wish to become a competent electrician, those who wish to pursue a career in the electrotechnical/building services sector and learners undertaking SummitSkills Apprenticeship frameworks.
The qualification is made up of knowledge units and performance units. The units cover a wide range of topics including health and safety, environmental technology systems, overseeing and organising the work environment, planning, preparing and installing electrical systems and equipment, terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords, inspecting, testing, commissioning and fault diagnosis and correction. Integral to this qualification is the Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Unit which is not delivered by the centre but assessed at an NET centre.
The knowledge units are delivered though workshop practicals, and classroom study.
The performance units require evidence from the workplace.
Learners must be at least 16 years. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however due to the assessment requirements of the performance units, learners would typically be working within the electrical industry.
Method of Assessment
The knowledge units have on-screen exams and internal (Centre marked) practical assignments. The performance units are locally assessed and require occupational evidence. The Diploma also requires the completion of Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Unit which is assessed by the AM2 at an NET Centre
EAL Level 3 Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment
Duration of course
Up to 8 – 12 months
This qualification could lead to:
EAL qualifications in environmental technology systems
EAL Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations
EAL Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations
EAL Level 3 Award in Approving Electrical Installation Work in Dwellings in Compliance with Building Regulations