This qualification allows the learner to acquire advanced underpinning knowledge and related skills of electrical installation. It does not require occupational evidence from the workplace, so is suitable for learners who currently do not work within the electrical industry (but may wish to do so). It is also suitable for those who wish to develop their understanding and skills of electrical installation.
The qualification has been adapted from the QCF Diploma within the apprenticeship framework, therefore successful completion of the qualification facilitates progression to the industry recognised qualification.
It provides the learner an opportunity to practice and be assessed in a secure environment on the installation and testing of electrical equipment together with the relevant theory of electrical installation to the current edition of the wiring regulations. The learner has the opportunity to utilise BS 7671 within some of the units and also acquire the relevant understanding of electrical science and principles.
The course is delivered with a mix of theory and workshop sessions and comprises the following 7 units:
The qualification also has integral health and safety in some of the units applicable to the topic being studied.
Learners must be at least 16 years. There are no formal entry requirements for the qualification. However, learners must have the potential to achieve and demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required for the completion of the learning outcomes and the assessment.
Method of assessment:
The assessment involves on-screen multiple-choice exams, practical assessments and theory assignments.
EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations
Duration of course
8 – 10 months