Why take the C&G 2357 NVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation or Maintenance?

The electrical NVQ is structured to make completing it as simple as possible. The C&G 2357 NVQ can be completed remotely via our online system which enables you to upload various types of evidence and also complete numerous assessments as you study rather than the 2-3 site visits that many traditional providers offer.

This has a huge benefit which means you can set up an assessment as and when you have completed a particular task and benefit from more regular feedback from our experienced assessors. You will receive an induction, a dedicated assessor, ongoing support and numerous assessments to complete your observations. Throughout you will be able to use a range of internet enabled devices to upload evidence, communicate with your assessor and record relevant evidence to be stored in the cloud.

The benefits of this means the whole process is flexible and streamlined. You can arrange observations at short notice almost any time, witnesses can join remotely allowing you to continue with your working day when required. 

Course snapshot: The final steps to gaining your gold card. Completed once in work and able to provide the relevant evidence.This is not a training course it is a assessment of competence for those who have completed Steps 1-3. 

*AM2 not included, this will be an additional cost

Steps included in this course:

Course overview

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Who is the C&G 2357 NVQ for?

This 2357 NVQ is designed specifically for those with less than 5 years experience and working towards or recently completed their L2 & L3 Diplomas. If you have more than 5 years experience please see our C&G 2346 NVQ here.

Why are there 2 prices?

We offer two routes on the C&G 2357 Qualification. Once you have completed your application we will suggest Route C or Route D. Route D cost £150 more as a bridging unit will be required as part of your qualification. This involves a brief online session with a tutor, an in centre exam and a professional discussion.

How long does it take?

The length of time that the NVQ takes will depend on how quickly you can cover the different types of work required to complete all the units. As a rough guide we find most people will complete it in 6-12 Months. Often if you have been working in industry for some time existing jobs can be used as evidence to speed the process up. They key to passing the NVQ is the breadth of work you can complete in the time. If you have a large variety of work you can complete it quicker, if you are doing the same thing day in day out then you will find it harder to provide the full range of evidence required.

How is the NVQ structured?

Once you have completed our initial assessment to ensure you meet the criteria for this qualification you will be assigned an assessor who will support you through the NVQ process right up to your final assessments. They will help you understand:
  • How to build your portfolio
  • What range of evidence needs to be gathered to meet the criteria of the qualification
  • What assessors are looking for so you can demonstrate full professional competence
  • Different types of assessment methods include:
    • Witness testimony
    • Reflective accounts
    • Photographic evidence
    • Direct observation

Online assessment

Rather than 3 fixed day long assessments, we can assess you online to determine your progress and competence against the national standards. We will be able to ulitlise technology to meet with you at short notice, during the working day or even out of hours to carry out observations. You can join the meeting via phone, tablet or even PC. It's very flexible and makes it easy to support you on a regular on-going basis. 

Electricians NVQ units

The units covered will vary based on the NVQ option you choose but as guide you can expect to cover the following:
  • Ensure safe site working
  • Diagnose and correct faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Provide technical and functional information to relevant people about electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
  • Prepare to install electrical wiring systems, wiring enclosures and equipment
  • Install electrical wiring systems, wiring enclosures and equipment
  • Connect wiring systems and equipment using safe and approved methods
  • Inspect, test and commission an electrical installation

Exams & Qualifications

As stated above the Electrician NVQ covers assessments of your portfolio and onsite visits.

On completion you will receive a formal Level 3 NVQ certificate from C&G the UK's leading provider of vocational qualifications.

AM2 Assessment

The cost of this NVQ does not include the cost of the AM2 assessment which is required as your end point assessment. You can book this when you are ready directly with numerous AM2 test centres throughout the UK. Visit this page for more details:

Frequently asked questions

Why is the AM2 not included?

It is likely that you will book your AM2 towards the end of the NVQ when you feel ready. As such we recommend booking this separately either via us or directly with a local AM2 centre.

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