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 improvers who have previously completed their level 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (2365) and are now in their final stages of becoming a qualified Electrician.

What does the Level 3 NVQ Electrical qualification cover?

This qualification is not a technical certificate which you spend most of your time in a classroom or workshop, but rather a qualification that is completed in a place of work. 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?

There is no duration set for the level 3 NVQ as it will be down to the trainee, depending on how long it will take for he/she to complete a portfolio of evidence and obtain the Electrical work needed to complete the targets set by City and Guilds. There is however a 2 year period for completion. The stages include;

  • Introduction to the NVQ process and the E-Portfolio system.
  • Portfolio sessions will be taken at the centre to guide the trainee.
  • Assessments are completed on site.

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 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.


Depends on the student



Next Start Dates

14th February 2019