Title | The Technical Academy - East Durham College

Level 3 in Electrotechnical Technology

This qualification is aimed at those who wish to progress their future careers in the eletrotechnical industry. Learners will gain more knowledge of the industry and build the skills required to start a career in this industry.

Entry requirements

In order to be accepted on this course candidates must have four GCSEs grades A* to C which must include Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. Candidates must also have completed a Level 2 course in electrotechnical technology.

What areas are covered by the course?

Core Unit:

Application of health and safety and electrical principles

Occupational Units:

The units studied will depend on the individual pathway chosen by the student. Students must choose one of six occupational pathways:

  • Installation (Buildings and structures)
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Instrumentation and associated equipment
  • Highway electrical systems and associated equipment
  • Electrotechnical panel building
  • Electrical machines rewind and repair

How is the course taught?

The course is taught via a range of practical activities in the workshop which are supported by theory sessions in the classroom.

Learners are required to complete assignments and practical activities throughout the year whilst collecting evidence for a portfolio.

The course is assessed in a variety of ways. Multiple choice online tests will assess knowledge and understanding. Time based practical activities throughout the year, as well as a number of graded assignments.

Length of course

One year.

Progression/Career opportunities

Completion of this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship, other construction options or move into employment in the industry, in a role such as an electrical improver.


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