Level 3 NVQ Electrical (5357)

Introduction to the NVQ

Who is the level 3 NVQ electrical qualification for?

The level 3 NVQ Electrical (5357) is for Electrical Apprentices (electrical improvers should enquire about the 2357 NVQ) who already are employed and looking to start their Electrical Apprenticeship.


Electrical Courses is not approved for Government funding so we are unable to offer the government funded apprenticeship and would advise anyone looking to become an Apprentice to contact their local College of Further Education.

What does the Level 3 NVQ Electrical qualification cover?

This qualification is not entirely a technical certificate which you spend most of your time in a classroom or workshop, but rather a qualification that is completed in both a place of work and in a classroom environment. To be able to complete this qualification you must be able to evidence your electrotechnical competency by completing Electrical installations on site and then have your work assessed by one of our Assessors. The majority of the course is completed on site (a real place of work and not a training centre) and a small amount such as the introduction and reviews at the training centre.

What does the Level 3 NVQ Electrical course consist of?

The Apprenticeship will take approximately 4 years to complete

Please note: this new level 3 Electrotechnical qualification does not require the AM2 for completion and is now a totally separate qualification unlike the older version the 2357 NVQ. However you are still required to pass the AM2 to gain status as a qualified Electrician recognised by the Joint Industry Board (JIB).

Why do you need the Level 3 NVQ Electrical qualification?

It allows Electrical Improvers and Apprentices to progress in there career as a qualified Electrician and onto the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations 2394
  • Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations.

You may also need the level 3 NVQ to:

  • Obtain the status of “Electrician” with the JIB. If you wish to join them or work for an Electrical Contracting firm that is a member of the JIB.
  • Become a Part P registered “Approved Electrician” with one of the Part P scheme providers such as NICEIC, Elecsa or NAPIT.


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