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Electrical Installations

Course Code: DEI3

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Two-three days per week, 9.00am - 5.00pm

About the course

The electrotechnical industry offers an exciting career path in a diverse and expanding field. From domestic work to major engineering projects, study in this area can lead to varied career with excellent pay!

City College Plymouth’s level 3 qualification is aimed at students who have already completed the level 2 diploma and and will provide you with the skills and experience you need to continue working towards becoming a qualified electrician.

What you'll learn

This course covers numerous topics designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the underpinning knowledge to safely and confidently work in the industry. You will also developed more advanced skills than those acquired on the level 2 course.

This course will cover the following:

  •  inspection and testing
  • fault diagnosis
  • electrical systems design
  • environmental technology systems
  • health and safety.

City College strives to give you the skills you need now and in the future, with up-to-date courses taking into account new and developing technologies.

Entry requirements

You will need to have the following qualifications to be accepted onto this course:

  • a GCSE in maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • level 2 qualification in a construction related subect.

You’ll be required to take some practical assessments and exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course you may wish to enter employment or continue your development via an Apprenticeship.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: DEI3

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £3000

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.