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NVQ LEVEL 3
ELECTRICAL TRAINING

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£7,500
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WHY EARN NVQ LEVEL 3 QUALIFICATION?

As we move towards a net-zero future, electricity will become one of our primary power sources, both in the home and on the roads. In addition to this, there is an ageing workforce, meaning the demand for electricians has never been higher, and it’s only set to increase. 

With this demand comes plenty of job opportunities and further development – upon completing one, you’ll have your ECS trainee card, making you suitable to work on-site as a paid trainee. By step three of our NVQ training, you’ll be eligible to apply for Installation Electrician status. 

Upon completing our course, you’ll be qualified to work on domestic and commercial electrical installations and install EV charging points.

The NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training is £7,500, including VAT.

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STAGE ONE

CENTRE-LED TRAINING

During stage one, you will be enrolled on the NVQ Level 3 electrotechnical programme, where you’ll learn how to design, create, install and test circuits, earn your 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification and gain your ECS Trainee Card – required to work on-site.

By the end of stage one, you will have completed several knowledge units that will work towards your full NVQ diploma.

6 Weeks
Duration
ECS
Trainee Card
Electric student wearing a cap and safety googles working on a consumer unit
STAGE TWO

PORTFOLIO BUILDING

With the practical skills you have gained, newfound knowledge and ECS Trainee Card, you will need to find employment within the industry.

Once on-site, you will collate evidence of your work and upload it to our online platform – this evidence counts towards your performance units. You will continue distance learning, completing your knowledge units and exams.

 

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NVQ Level 3 Electrical trainee wiring in the workshop bay
STAGE THREE

AM2 ASSESSMENT

On completion or near completion of your portfolio, you can apply for your AM2 –  a required independent assessment.

With your knowledge and performance units, BS7671 exam and AM2 complete, you can claim your NVQ diploma, and apply for your Gold Card as an electrical installer.



2-3 Days
Duration
£750
external centre fee

NVQ LEVEL 3 ELECTRICAL TRAINING SYLLABUS

AM/PM
MONDAY
  • Introduction to the electrical course.
  • Safety for electricians.
  • Introduction to cable types & equipment standards.
  • Protective devices.
  • Basic lighting circuits.
  • Basic power circuits: radials and rings.
  • Example of 2-way lighting circuit.
  • Introduction to different cable types and how to strip and terminate cables.
  • Termination of twin & earth cable into different types of junction boxes.
TUESDAY
  • Radial circuits, ring final circuits & spurs.
  • Circuit protective devices.
  • Circuit breakers.
  • Residual current devices.
  • Installation of different electrical circuits, including 1-way radial lighting circuits and ring final circuits for socket outlets.
WEDNESDAY
  • Protection for safety.
  • Electrical Formula – Power, voltage, current and resistance.
  • Installation of different electrical circuits, including 2-way & intermediate radial lighting circuits and ring final circuits for socket outlets.
  • Radial power circuits and spurs.
THURSDAY
  • Introduction to consumer units.
  • The changes made in the 18th edition wiring regulations that have affected CCU design.
  • Different parts that make up a consumer unit.
  • Installation of consumer units, including circuit breakers, busbars, and cables.
FRIDAY
  • Safe isolation procedure.
  • Demonstration of different stages of the safe isolation procedure.
  • Installation of consumer units, including circuit breakers, busbars, and cables.
  • The practice of safe isolation procedure.
Trainees will also be registered for 18th Edition and receive the 18th Edition Home Study login details during week one. Candidates will take the 18th Edition assessment when they finish the home study and are ready to take the invigilated exam.
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
AM/PM
MONDAY
  • Installation of domestic electrical installation in workshop bays.
  • Consumer units.
  • Ring final circuits.
  • 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
  • Outside lighting.
  • Smoke detectors.
  • Radial circuits, including cookers and immersion heaters.
TUESDAY
  • Installation of domestic electrical installation in workshop bays.
  • Consumer units.
  • Ring final circuits.
  • 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
  • Outside lighting.
  • Smoke detectors.
  • Radial circuits, including cookers and immersion heaters.
WEDNESDAY
  • Installation of domestic electrical installation in workshop bays.
  • Consumer units.
  • Ring final circuits.
  • 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
  • Outside lighting.
  • Smoke detectors.
  • Radial circuits, including cookers and immersion heaters.
THURSDAY
  • Introduction to inspection & testing in workshop bays:
  • Inspection
  • Dead Testing
  • Live Testing
  • Continuation of inspection & testing in workshop bays.Inspection Dead Testing Live Testing Continuation of inspection & testing in workshop bays.
FRIDAY
  • SWA cable termination and write-ups.
  • Extra testing practice and tuition (if required).
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
AM/PM
MONDAY
  • Introduction to the electrical course (NVQ 3 Diploma Units).
  • Theory on knowledge unit 001. (for ECS Card).
  • Understand health & safety and applications to the electrical industry.
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 place in law and duties of employers and employees under the act.
  • Statutory regulations also applicable to working on site. First Aid and accident and emergency reporting and procedures.
TUESDAY
  • Theory on knowledge unit 001 (for ECS Card).
  • Health & Safety continued; PPE used in the electrical industry.
  • Electric shock (effects actions).
  • Risk assessment method statements.
  • Revision session on items covered (peer marked).
WEDNESDAY
  • EAL online mock exam 001.
THURSDAY
  • EAL online actual exam 001 (for ECS Card) (35Q) (Pass rate 60%).
  • Practical Workshop.
  • Measuring and terminating SWA cable, SY cable and FP cable.
FRIDAY
  • Practical workshop.
  • Measuring and bending steel conduit.
  • Measuring and cutting steel trunking.
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
AM/PM
MONDAY
  • Begin theory for knowledge unit 005 – Learning terminations and connections of cables and containment systems.
  • Continue theory for knowledge unit 005 – Learning terminations and connections of cables and containment systems.
TUESDAY
  • EAL online mock exam 005.
  • EAL actual online exam 005 (25Q) Closed book – Pass rate 60%.
  • Begin theory for knowledge unit 004a – Planning and design of installations.
WEDNESDAY
  • Continue theory for knowledge unit 004a – Planning and design of installations.
THURSDAY
  • Begin level 3 award in the Requirements for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points (This is a standalone qualification, which includes demonstration, theory & regulation requirements for EV charging points).
  • Continue Level 3 Award in the Requirements for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points.
FRIDAY
  • Assessment level 3 award in the Requirements for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points.
  • EAL online mock exam 004a.
  • EAL online actual exam 004a – (30Q) open book pass rate 60%.
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
AM/PM
MONDAY
  • Steel conduit, measure, fabricate 90° bend using different reference points, cut, thread, and install.
  • Measure, cut, drill for components 50x50mm steel trunking and install as per model bay.
  • Fabricate PVC conduit incorporating a bubble set to given dimensions and install.
  • Fabricate steel cable tray to be spaced off the wall, gland and terminate an SWA cable between two fixed points and secure to tray.
TUESDAY
  • Install 5x wiring circuits to EAL assessment criteria using different types of wiring, including:
  • SWA, SY cable, single-core, FP cable and Twin and Earth.
  • Complete sequence of dead tests.
WEDNESDAY
  • Practical demonstration of MICC cable termination, test for integrity, test for core continuity.
  • Termination and testing of Mineral Insulated cable.
  • Protective bonding assessment install of gas and water pipes.
THURSDAY
  • Complete 005 practical EAL paperwork.
  • NVQ portfolio discussion/tutorial.
  • How to build an NVQ portfolio and collate evidence.
FRIDAY
  • Resits (as necessary).
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
AM/PM
MONDAY
  • Introduction to Environmental Technology Unit 002.
  • Continue theory 002.
TUESDAY
  • Continue theory 002.
WEDNESDAY
  • Mock exam 002.
  • Actual exam 002.
THURSDAY
  • Actual exam 002.
  • Theory Transformers.
FRIDAY
  • 008A practical assessment.
  • Resits if necessary.
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.

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Option Skills - BirminghamI’m not usually a person who will write feedback on Google, but I am someone who will give credit where credit is due.I found myself in a position where I had been made redundant, and id had a conversation with someone who’d decided to go on a gas course and do this through Option Skills. After speaking with the individual, I decided that id give this a go myself to give myself a trade.I can honestly say that it is better than anything that id ever expected. Iv always been someone who had worked in finance, so doing this was new to me and I was a bit apprehensive with how it would go.I have nothing but praise to the employees at Option Skills, and I feel that they are a credit to the company.Andrew, Leanne and Shaun have been the people taking the training sessions, and what incredible people they are.They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible with an extra desire to wanting to see you achieve.I have done the course for 8 weeks, and the knowledge I have picked up already is immense.If you are someone looking to get into the gas trade, I would highly recommend Option Skills as you will not be disappointed.Carl Evans
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Although this course is intense and you will find yourself picking up a lot of information in a short space of time, Options Skills are the best way to get into the trades if you are a fast learner and are willing to work hard. The trainers are excellent (John, Steve, Thomas) and they will help you wherever they can, however be prepared to put in the work yourself in the evenings and weekends to revise and pass exams. Josh and James from the recruitment team were a joy to work with, they work tirelessly to find us all placements to start working in the industry while you complete the portfolio part of the course. I just finished the Electrical 6 week course and the lads found me a job in Birmingham city centre. With a number of exams left to do and portfolio to complete after you finish the 6 weeks in-centre, you can expect the total time to reach being qualified to be around 1-2 years.
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08:12 24 Nov 21
Really recommend this training centre. Just finished a 6 week electrical installation course. Tutors Colin and John were great, they were knowledgeable professional and very supportive throughout. Josh and his recruitment team managed to find me a job in the industry starting the Monday after I finished the training. 5 stars all round from me. Thank you to everybody at option skills and keep up the good work!!!
Tom McdonaldTom Mcdonald
17:52 03 Nov 21
Great service from start to finish. Course is very well run & enjoyable. Prepares you for the world of electrics, with constant support from trainers Colin or John when needed. After the course is finished Josh and his team work around the clock to help you get a foot in the door at an electrical company. Constant support & updates, giving you confidence in what can be a hard process. Making it very smooth and simple
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John, I would like to express how much I enjoyed your classes. Thank you for making your classes special and interesting and enjoying with your innovative teaching.Thank you, for all the fun activities you included in the class to enhance learning, proving the fact that learning can indeed be fun.Great Teachers never try to be the best teachers. They simply bring out the best in their students. You definitely are one and I want you to know this. Thank you for everything.
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NVQ LEVEL 3 ELECTRICAL TRAINING FAQs

Frequently asked questions about our NVQ Level 3 Electrical training.

No previous experience is needed to enroll on our NVQ Level 3 electrical training course.

However, should you have previous experience, you may be eligible for our Experienced Worker Route.

The UK electrical contractors market is reputedly worth around £18.2bn a year (source: AMA Research). However, it is highly fragmented and comprised mainly of independent contractors and sole traders.

The industry is characterised by poor service and unreliability. Consumers are wary of who they appoint and often find it challenging to find trustworthy tradespeople. But, when they do, they use them repeatedly and recommend them to other people.

The size and maturity of the sector combined with the failure of the general competition to meet customer expectations represent a real opportunity to profit from a professional and customer-focused local service.

A shortage of skilled workers and an increase in new housing means that electricians are in high demand. Those currently in the trade are earning far beyond the average UK salary, averaging around £30,784 (source: Office of National Statistics)

For more information, read How much can I earn as an electrician?

NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training begins with six weeks of centre-led training. 

You will be required to be in the centre Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.

NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training costs £7,500.

AM2 Assessment must be undertake at an independent centre, therefore, costs will vary. 

For more information on payment options, please speak to our course advisors on 0800 802 1306.

Alternatively, find out whether you’re eligible for finance.

NVQ Level 3 Electrical training is available at the following centres:

It is a requirement that you must complete the NVQ portfolio as a paid trainee in stage two. Therefore, we register you with ECS in stage one, allowing you to gain your ECS Trainee card.

Following stage one, our in-house recruitment team can assist you in finding employment.

They will help you create your CV and reach out to our network of employers to find suitable roles for you. From there, they will offer interview techniques and tips, supporting you throughout the interview process and during employment.

Our recruitment team have a 90% success rate in finding our students employment within one month of completing the first stage of training. 

 

Domestic Electrician 

As a domestic electrician, you’ll be qualified to work in domestic settings and carry out a range of installations, maintenance and inspection. 

Installation Electrical 

As an installation electrician, you will be qualified to work unsupervised on installing, testing, and maintaining low voltage electrical and electronic devices and appliances.  

Approved Electrician 

In the role of an approved electrician, you will be expected to design, install and verify electrical installations in both domestic and commercial settings.

We are trading standards approved training provider, meaning we have been audited by trading standards and meet their criteria.

We have over 1000 5-star views from past students across our training centres.

Established nearly ten years, we have four training centres across the UK.

We put a significant focus on practical, hands-on learning.

We keep class sizes small to ensure focused learning and plenty of individual tutor time for students.

We offer two free exam resits when necessary, deliver refresher training and provide ongoing support to all our students.

We boast our own purpose-built online learning platform to support students in their training.

Our in-house recruitment team assist students in finding employment upon completing their training.

We have new classes starting regularly, so you’ll never have to wait long to begin training with Options Skills.

To find out more and enrol on our NVQ Level 3 Electrical training, you can request a call back via our contact form or call us directly on 0800 802 1306. 

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