City & Guilds 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma Evening

Your route to qualified electrician status:
  • City & Guilds 2357 NVQ 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation
  • City & Guilds 2382 18th Edition FREE
  • NET AM2 Assessment
  • City & Guilds 2391 Level 3 in Initial Verification FREE
Typically 3 Years
Cost ( EX. VAT)
From £2449 per year  
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Course Description

The City & Guilds 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma course is a must for those wishing to become fully qualified electricians and be eligible to apply for an ECS Gold Card. All 'new entrants' to the electrical industry should complete this qualification, and those with partial qualifications may also be eligible.

You do not need to be employed in the electrical industry to study the knowledge units which are delivered during years 1 and 2. However, you will need relevant work experience prior to completing the NVQ performance units and AM2 in Year 3/4.

Course overview - 3 steps to become an electrician

A significant advantage of training at Rebus is that our course tutors (Step 1), assessors (Step 2) and AM2 instructors (Step 3) are all based at our training centre in Stoke on Trent. This means you will progress through all three steps dealing with just one organisation that has delivered this City & Guilds NVQ 3 Diploma since 2011.

Timeline Area of study Description Cost Payment Plan Available 
Step 1
Year 1 and  2
Knowledge Units and
18th Edition qualification
Wed & Thu evenings 6.00 - 9.00 pm plus additional online and self-study £2449 + VAT*
(per year)
£955.60 deposit plus 23 Direct Debit instalments of £214
(Sep 24 - July 26)
Step 2
Year 3
Performance Units 
NVQ assessment of your onsite work
Includes up to 16 hours of assessment time. Additional hrs charged at £40/hr + VAT £1799 + VAT*
11 monthly Direct Debit instalments of £196.25
(Aug 26 - Jun 27)
Step 3
Year 3
AM2 assessment A 2.5 day assessment at our NET approved AM2 assessment centre £840 + VAT* Payment required at the time of the AM2 test

*rates are subject to annual increases

Step 1 - Knowledge Units

Our evening courses start in mid-September each year. You will attend two nights a week during years one and two, completing theory and practical training. In addition, you will be given work to self-study and online courses to complete. By completing additional studies at home/work, we can provide you with more practical training during your NVQ 3 evening course. 

You will work towards nine knowledge units that are assessed and certificated separately. You will complete a range of assessments, including multiple-choice tests, written assignments and practical assessments for the following units:

  • Unit 601 -  Understanding health and safety legislation, practices and procedures
  • Unit 602 - Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Unit 603 - Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment
  • Unit 604 - Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Unit 705 - Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Unit 606 - Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Unit 607 - Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Unit 608 - Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Unit 609 - Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical

During your two years of study you will also undertake the current 18th Edition exam and be provided with a City & Guilds 2382 certificate on completion.

Step 2 - Performance/NVQ  Units

The eight performance units are closely matched to your knowledge units, i.e. firstly you learn how to test, then you will show us how you can test on site. The difference is that instead of assessing your understanding of a topic, we will assess how you can apply that knowledge in a real work environment and demonstrate competent performance.

The eight performance units cover the range of work an electrician typically completes on-site, from ensuring it is safe to start work to inspection and testing and final job handover. We will assess how you do this using the following methods:

  • On-site observation - we will observe you working and ask you questions about tasks you are doing
  • Walk and talk - we may take a look at work you have recently completed following an on-site observation
  • Witness testimony - we may ask a qualified electrician that has worked with you to provide written testimony to validate and authenticate work seen as part of a walk and talk assessment
  • Professional discussion - we will ask you to collect a photographic storyboard of your completed work. We will then record a discussion with you and ask you to provide further information about what you were doing and why.

Step 3 - AM2 Assessment

After completing your knowledge and performance units, you will undertake your AM2 assessment. This is your final 'trade test' conducted in our AM2 assessment centre. You will put into practice everything you have learned and experienced during this 2.5-day assessment. The AM2 assessment includes electrical installation work, inspection and testing, and fault finding. For full details, see our AM2 page.

You are now qualified!

Once the three stages above are complete, we will apply for a City & Guilds NVQ 3 Diploma certificate and a City & Guilds Level 3 Inspection and Testing qualification in Initial Verification. 

You can than apply to ECS for an Electricians Gold Card.



We have been associated with Rebus Training for a number of years now and before that Gary Jackson. By working closely together with apprentices we have been able to achieve good results and been responsible for producing a fair percentage of exceptional electricians. They understand our needs and help to place the correct applicants with us. Keep up the good work. Best Regards.
- C Hepher


Shaun Eardley Senior Electrical Tutor/Assessor and Quality Assurer

Julian Davies Electrical Installation Workshop Tutor

Chris Tatton Senior Electrical Tutor and Assessor