C&G 2357 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology
The C&G Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology (2357) comes as a replacement for the old C&G 2330 and C&G 2356 NVQ Level 3 qualifications, combining the two under the new QCF suite of qualifications and is aimed for learners who want to work as an electrician within the electrotechnical industry. Achieving this qualification develops the necessary skills to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation and maintenance of electrotechnical systems.
It is a qualification that requires you to sign up for an apprenticeship, so if you are lucky enough to find a placement with a local firm - it is the best way to become qualified as an electrician! Alternatively, you could start with C&G 2365 which is also suitable for adult learners and complete the C&G 2357 once in employment as an electricians mate.
The C&G 2357 is divided into two routes:
- City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) (2357-13/91)
- City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Maintenance) (2357-23/92)
Depending on your placement as an apprentice, you would learn one or the other. If your apprenticeship is focused on electrical installation work then you would complete the first one, while if your apprenticeship is maintenance based (say in a local factory) then you would complete the latter.
On these pages we will focus on the first one, which is aimed at installation electricians, but most of the subjects and some of the examination are the same for both routes.
Scope and units covered
As a typical QCF, some of the units are classroom based “knowledge units”, while the rest are “performance units” which need to be completed on site.
- 2357-301 - Understanding Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures (Installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)
- 2357-302 - Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
- 2357-303 - Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation)
- 2357-304 - Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and he environment
- 2357-305 - Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
- 2357-306 - Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
- 2357-307 - Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
- 2357-308 - Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
- 2357-309 - Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
- 2357-311 - Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices (Installing and Maintaining Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment)
- 2357-312 - Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
- 2357-313 - Overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation)
- 2357-315 - Planning, preparing and installing Mandatory wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
- 2357-316 - Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
- 2357-317 - Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
- 2357-318 - Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
- 2357-399 - Electrotechnical Occupational Competence (AM2)
C&G 2357 exams and assessments
Throughout the qualification you will be assessed using various different methods, including observation of practical tasks and assignments as well as online multiple choice test and short answer tests.
The assignments are to be completed throughout the apprenticeship and there is a Short Answer Question paper to be filled in for each unit.
The online multiple-choice tests are as follows:
- Unit 301 - 15 questions on Health and Safety, to be completed in 30 minutes. This is a closed book exam.
- Unit 305 - 15 questions on installation Principles, to be completed in 30 minutes. This is an open book exam (BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations is allowed for the exam).
- Unit 309 - 30 questions on Electrical Principles to be completed in 60 minutes. This is closed book exam.
There is also a short written exam:
- Unit 309 - 30 questions on Electrical Principles to be completed in 120 minutes. This is a closed book written exam.
On the following pages you will find previous exam papers, practice exam questions and exam simulators for each of these exams.