Why take the C&G 2365 Level 3 Diploma?

If you are looking for career progression to be a qualified electrician then this level 3 Diploma 2365 course is the correct choice for you. It is designed for those who have already completed the Level 2 Diploma 2365 Course. Candidates that complete both Level 2 & 3 C&G 2365 Diplomas can progress to complete a C&G 2357 NVQ and become a JIB Approved Electrician. 

We also offer a City & Guilds 2365 combined Level 2 & 3 course package

Full Course Title: Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) (2365-03)

Course snapshot: An advanced course for those who have already completed their Level 2. Ideal for those looking to work as a commercial electrician and progress to gold card status.

  • 13 Days Practical and in Centre
  • 12 Days Virtual Classroom
  • 9 Days eLearning

  • This course must be booked via our course advice team. Please call 01293 529777 to see if you meet the entry requirements.

    Steps included in this course:

    Subjects covered:

    Electrical installation
    Lighting install & design
    Inspection & Testing
    National grid
    Single phase
    Three phase
    Lighting design & installation
    Fault findings
    Renewable technology
    Electrical science
    Mini trunking & conduit
    Steel conduit

    Course overview

    Who is the Level 3 2365 Course for?

    This level 3 course is a natural progression for anyone who has completed the Level 2 Diploma 2365 course (or Equivalent). Please note that if you have not completed your Level 2 2365 course with ourselves we ask that you speak to one of our tutors for an assessment before booking onto this course. In most cases you will require extra weeks training (at an additional cost) before starting our Level 3 course. We also highly recommend you have your 18th edition regs up to date.

    In some circumstances we can accept learners who have previous experience but no Level 2 qualifications, however we must make it clear that you will not be able to claim a final certificate for this course without first gaining a Level 2 certificate. Again we would need to speak to any learners looking to book this course who do not hold a Level 2 qualification. Generally speaking for those who have no previous qualifications we recommend a Level 2 & 3 course package covering both qualifications. 

    Important note: Recent changes to the NVQ and C&G 2365 mean it is much harder to mix C&G 2330 L2 and C&G 2365 L3 qualification and then progress to the NVQ. As a general rule if you have more than 5 years experience you can use a mix of qualifications and progress to to the Mature Candidate NVQ. If you have less than 5 years experience then you will need both the Level 2 and Level 3 2365 course (or equivalent from another accrediting body) before you can start the new C&G 5357 NVQ. 

    Why take the Level 3 Course?

    The City & Guilds 2365 course is the most comprehensive course for those training to be an electrician. By completing this course you will make yourself much more attractive to potential employers as you will have acquired most of the key skills required to work as a commercial, industrial and domestic electrician.

    Most students will find employment either during or after the course at which point they can complete an NVQ portfolio enabling them to become fully qualified. This is the latest course from City & guilds and has replaced the previously well known City & Guilds 2330 (tech cert).

    Course Content

    The 2365 Level 3 Course Content:

    This course builds on the knowledge gained on the Level 2 2365 course and focuses on inspection & testing, advanced electrical science, system design and fault diagnosis.

    Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations

    • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering - Practical & Theory Training 
    • Principles of Electrical Science - Theory Based with Practical Demo’s 
    • Electrical Installations :Inspection, Testing and Commissioning - Practical & Theory Training 
    • Electrical Installations: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification - Practical & Theory Training 
    • Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems - Theory Based
    • Electrical Systems design - Practical & Theory Training
    • Career awareness in building services engineering - Theory Based 

    You will build a range of installations in our specially designed practical workshops, whilst learning in purpose built classrooms with electronic whiteboards.

    Want to know more? Call us now on 01293529777.

    Dates & Timings

    2365 Level 3 Course Duration & Scheduling:

    The course is normally delivered in 2 weekly blocks each month or 1 week a month depending on your needs. The 2365 Course consists of 33 Days of theory and practical training over an 2.5 month period or 6 month period depending on which option you choose. Practical Assessments and Online multiple choice exams are also completed during this time. 

    For specific course dates please call 01293 529777.

    Payments & Funding

    • You can pay for this course interest free by paying a £950 deposit and then interest free payments as you train. 
    • We also now offer low monthly payment plans that allow you to spread the cost of your course over12-36 months. Click here for more info.


    Throughout the course you will be assessed by a range of methods including online exams, practical assessments and written assignments.

    2365 Level 3 Exams & Assessments

    301 Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems – Multiple choice exam
    302 Principles of Electrical Science - Practical assignment and written paper
    303 Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification - Assignment and Practical task
    304 Electrical Installations: Inspection, Testing and Commissioning - Assignment and Practical tasks
    305 Electrical Systems Design - Assignment and Written paper
    308 Career awareness in building services engineering - One theory Assignment

    Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessment on this course.

    Course Book Required

    We stock some books in our main centres, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. To buy books please call 01293 529777. You will need the following books for this course:

    • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 9th Edition- ISBN 978-1839532368
    • BS 7671:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (Brown) - ISBN 978-1839532184
    • IET On-Site Guide (BS7671:2022, 8th Edition) - ISBN 978-1839532276

    Only available online:

    • The City & Guilds Textbook: Book 1 Electrical Installations for Level 2 Diploma (2365) - ISBN 978-1510432246
    • The City & Guilds Textbook: Book 2 Electrical Installations for the Level 3 3 Diploma (2365) ISBN 978-1510432253

    Frequently asked questions

    What experience do I need?

    For the level 3 you need to of taken the level 2 or have been working in the commercial sector and be experienced at testing and installation.

    What does this diploma allow me to do?

    The level 2 and 3 diploma allows you to install and test in every sector.

    Why do you run the course 2 weeks on 2 weeks off?

    We run the courses is this format as there is a large amount of information to take in over the duration of the course and after years of delivering this course this is by far the most successful format.

    Is there a healthy amount of practical training?

    Whether it is installation or testing this course is packed with large amounts of practical training.

    Is the maths/science difficult?

    You do not need to have a great knowledge of math however there are some tricky modules in the 2365 but our instructors know exactly how to make it stick.

    Our locations

    As well as the having multiple large sites, we also have a number of sites dedicated to delivering the 18th edition wiring regulations & PAT Testing courses.

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    Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. The centre is just East of Leeds situated just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

    Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ
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    Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

    Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY
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    Our Mitre Court and Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

    Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
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    Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses  for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region. The new centre is based in Westwood Business Park right next...

    Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS
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