Faculty of
Construction & Manufacturing



  • Title: Electrical
  • Code: F30131
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Construction & Manufacturing

Figures from the Employment Bureau indicate that employment in the Electrical Installation sector can bring earnings of £26,000 plus.

The course is free to 16-18 year olds.

For 19+ you must contact the college for Fees and details on Student Finance.

For Adults 24 plus you can access funds through student finance.

What will i need to complete?

All learners will complete the mandatory units within the qualification learners will need to undertake the following units;

  •  Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification
  •  Electrical Installations: inspection, testing and commissioning
  •  Electrical systems design
  •  Health and safety in building services engineering
  •  Career awareness in building services engineering
  •  Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  •  Principles of electrical science
Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)

Apply direct to Oldham College for further details.

Or contact the Electrical section Program Leader.

John Wrigley

Email: john.wrigley@oldham.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 785 4396

How will i be assessed?

There are several methods of assessment including:

Practical assessments, Including Inspection and testing.

Theory Assignments and projects.

Online Tests.

On completion of this course you can progress onto the full time employment as an Electricians mate or an apprenticeship to complete a full NVQ.

We offer the HNC building services course at Oldham University. The level 3 diploma is worth 32 UCAS points

To access this course you must have achieved 5 GCSE's at grades C and above including Maths and English. Also have completed the City and Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma. For adults we require you to have completed the City and Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma as this enables you to have covered some of the units that are required in the Level 3 Diploma.

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) 600/5499/2 OVERVIEW

What does this qualification cover?

These qualifications are intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and practical skills to progress onto an Electro-technical Apprenticeship Program.

If you have completed the 2365 Level 2 Diploma, this is the progression route for you to take to gain further skills and employ-ability for a career in the electrical sector.

This course is mainly assessment based and consists of theory and practical elements that develop your skills to level 3.

These qualifications are now used to gain access to the full apprenticeship framework qualification 5357, if you manage to secure employment with an electrical company that is willing to take you on as an apprentice.



There maybe an opportunity to progress onto an HNC in building services course. further details can be found on application to the UCO

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) UCAS tariff

Grade P

New Tariff points 32

Where possible a program of work experience will be offered giving you an insight into this specific industry skills base.

If you are already working for an Electrical company we encourage Employer engagement over the time of your training.

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000