C&G 5357 Electrotechnical qualification (Level 3)

Introduction

The 5357 is part of the ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeships initiated by the Government to make apprenticeships more meaningful. The qualification is for those who want to work as an electrician, installing systems and equipment, in buildings, structures and the environment within the Electrotechnical industry.

The C&G 5357 Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification (installation) or (maintenance) replaces the C&G2357 and remains the only available apprenticeship route to achieve an ECS JIB Gold Card.

What units will I study?

Unit Title Unit Number
Understand Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations 101
Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations (P) 102
Electrical Scientific Principles and Technologies 103
Understand Design and Installation Practices and Procedures 104
Understand how to Plan and Oversee Electrical Work Activities 105
Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment (P) 106
Understand Terminations and Connections of Conductors 107
Terminate and Connect Conductors (P) 108
Understand Inspection, Testing and Commissioning 112
Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems (P) 113
Understand Fault Diagnosis and Rectification  114
Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification (P) 115
Understand the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2008
‘2015’
016

(P) = Portfolio assessment completed on site

What else will I do on the course?

Evolve Exams

There are 7 Evolve multiple choice online exams studied on the 5357.  These are:

  • Understand Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
  • Electrical Scientific Principles and Technologies
  • Understand Design and Installation Practices and Procedures
  • Understand how to Plan and Oversee Electrical Work Activities
  • Understand Inspection, Testing and Commissioning
  • Understand Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
  • Understand the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2008 ‘2015’

Assignments

There are 8 assignments that need to be completed covering the following units:

  • Understand Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
  • Electrical Scientific Principles and Technologies
  • Understand Design and Installation Practices and Procedures
  • Understand how to Plan and Oversee Electrical Work Activities
  • Understand Terminations and Connections of Conductors
  • Understand Inspection, Testing and Commissioning
  • Understand Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
  • Understand the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2008 ‘2015’

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be employed to do this qualification?

Yes. Much of the qualification is completed on site so you will need access to significant work experience.

If I did the C&G 2330 or the 2365, can I use any units against the 2357?

Yes, there are RPL (recognition of prior learning) routes available and this is a recommended route for non-apprentices. There is a maximum of 5 years between certification from the qualification being used for RPL and registration onto the C&G 5357. Certification of qualifications older than this 5 year period are not accepted for RPL purposes.