City & Guilds 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma Evening

Approx. 3 Years
Cost ( EX. VAT)
From £2099  
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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 and then be graded as an electrician by the Joint Industry Board.  All ‘new entrants’ to the electrical industry must complete this qualification and those with existing technical qualifications may also be eligible.

You do not need to be employed in the electrical industry to complete the Knowledge units of the 2357 course, however you will need suitable work experience to complete the NVQ Performance units at a later date.

Course overview

To achieve the 2357 NVQ Level 3 you must complete knowledge units, performance units and the AM2 test.

Timeline Area of study Description Cost Payment Plan Available 
Year 1 and Year 2 Knowledge Units Wed & Thu evenings 6.00 - 9.00 pm plus additional online and self-study £2099 + VAT
(per year)
£703.60 deposit plus 22 Direct Debit instalments of £197 (Sep 22 - Jun 24)
Year 3 to completion Performance Units
(NVQ assessments)
Includes up to 16 hours of assessment time. Additional hrs charged at £40/hr + VAT £1100 + VAT
10 monthly Direct Debit instalments of £132
Year 3 to completion AM2 test A 2.5 day assessment at our NET approved assessment centre £765 + VAT
(based on 2022 rates)
Payment required at the time of the AM2 test

Knowledge Units

Our evening courses start in mid-September each year. You will attend two nights a week during year one and two, completing theory and practical training. In addition, you will be given work to self-study and complete online.

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

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

Performance Units

The eight performance units are closely matched to your knowledge units i.e. there is a knowledge unit and a performance unit covering inspection and testing. The difference is that instead of assessing your understanding, 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. We will assess you against all of these units 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 for 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.


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 Electrical Tutor/Assessor and Quality Assurer

Shaun is a qualified tutor and assessor with a wealth of experience in the electrical contracting industry.  Having run his own business and worked for some established contracting companies, Shaun is well placed to add ‘something extra’ to his course delivery.

Shaun is a very approachable trainer and can relate training sessions to customers work, making it more enjoyable and easier to learn. Shaun specialises in 18th Edition, Electrical Design and Apprenticeship course delivery.

Chris Tatton Electrical Tutor and Assessor

Chris entered the electrical industry by starting a formal apprenticeship in 1987 with a local contractor. He has years of experience working in domestic, commercial & industrial environments as an Approved Electrician & Qualifying Supervisor.

Chris is an experienced member of the delivery team here at Rebus and loves electrical science!

Simon Hodgkiss Electrical Tutor and Assessor

Simon trained as an electrician with NORWEB and has accumulated a wide range of experience working predominantly in the industrial sector.

Simon has worked as an engineer in several production environments learning skills in both electrical and mechanical disciplines.

Simon delivers a range of our courses such as 18th Edition, Electrical Duty Holder, Authorised Person and Electrical Maintenance.