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Electrotechnical Technology Level 3

Electrotechnical Technology Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time


This course builds on Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation, where you will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electrotechnology sector.
All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshops, laboratories and classrooms under guidance from qualified and experienced staff. Your course will be made up of units which will likely be: Health and safety in building services engineering, principles and requirements of environmental technology systems, principles of electrical science, machines, devices and systems and electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification.
Electrical Installations units include: inspection, testing and commissioning, Electrical systems design and career awareness in building services engineering. Please note this qualification will not make you a fully qualified electricians. When you have successfully completed this qualification you will be at an Improver/Electrician's Mate level.
The construction industry in East Anglia is expanding at a fast rate, over the next 5 years it is expected to grow by 14% offering a good range of job opportunities across the sector.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the Electrotechnical Technology Diploma Level 2 with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader.


Assessment takes a variety of forms including online multiple choice text and practical assignments.


You will be able to progress onto an Apprenticeship where you will be able to complete Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology. On completion of this qualification you will be a fully qualified electrician.

Career Progression

The qualification will allow you to progress into employment, although not as a fully qualified electrician but at an Improver/Electrician's Mate level. In order to fully qualify as an Electrician you will need to complete a work based qualification, Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology. For further information about job roles please check the National Careers Service.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. All students will be required to have: Uniform of steel top capped boots, trousers and logo shorts. Total cost approximately £40. A copy of IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition (BS 7671:2008 incorporating amendment number 3:2015) which can be obtained from the IET and other retailers. Approximate costs £50.00 - £85.00 Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.