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Entry Requirements

A good level of English is required.

Please ensure you are clear how this course relates to working in the sector. Please click the How to Become a Qualified Electrician Through Part-Time Study link on the main Electrical Installation page. If you have questions regarding this please contact Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager - Business & Technology on 01895 853417 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who is the course for

  • Candidates who wish to be recognised as a Qualified and/or Approved Electrician through the JIB (ECS Card)
  • Candidates wishing to be registered as an Approved Electrician must have also attained a Level 3 Inspection and Testing Qualification e.g. C&G2391, C&G2394/5 or equivalent.

Course Content

There are 8 practical performance units to be assessed from the real workplace:

  • Ensure safe site working
  • Diagnose and correct faults in Electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Provide technical and functional information to relevant people about electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment
  • Prepare to install wiring systems, wiring enclosures and equipment
  • Install wiring systems, wiring enclosures and equipment using safe and approved methods
  • Connect wiring systems and equipment using safe and approved methods
  • Inspect, test & commission an electrical installation

Study Methods

We assign a personal assessor to you who will advise and guide you through the assessment process and they will complete the programme with you from induction and target setting through to site based assessment and programme completion.

PLEASE NOTE: the AM2 is not included in this course; it will be the responsibility of the candidate to source and book this test with an accredited centre. Currently the price of the 3 day test is £561+vat and an optional 2 day refresher course can be taken for £175+vat.

How is the course assessed

Each unit must be assessed on 3 occasions using appropriate assessment methodology. The AM2 provides for one of these occasions for units 1, 2, 4 and 8.

More Information


Candidates must complete this course within 12 months of their start date.

For further information please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 3 January 2017

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

Offsite: Course Starting Mon 01 August 2016

Starts: 01/08/2016

Duration: 36 Week(s)

Where: Offsite

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 16:00

Total College Fee: £1495.00