City and Guilds 2357 & EAL 1605

Introduction

The C&G 2357 Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnology was introduced as a replacement qualification for the outgoing C&G2330 technical certificate and the C&G2356 NVQ Level 3 as part of the Government switch to the QCF suite of qualifications. It has courted some controversy since its introduction, however it still remains the only available route to achieve an ECS JIB Gold Card.

What units will I study?

Unit Title Unit Number
Knowledge Units
Understanding Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures (Installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment) 2357-601
Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems 2357-602
Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation) 2357-603
Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and he environment 2357-604
Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment 2357-605
Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems 2357-606
Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment 2357-607
Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment 2357-608
Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems 2357-609
Performance units (Completed on site)
Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices (Installing and Maintaining Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment) 2357-311
Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems 2357-312
Overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation) 2357-313
Planning, preparing and installing Mandatory wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment 2357-315
Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems 2357-316
Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment 2357-317
Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment 2357-318
Electrotechnical Occupational Competence (AM2) 2357-399

 

What else will I do on the course?

Evolve Exams

There are 5 Evolve multiple choice online exams studied on the 2357.  These are:

  • Unit 601 – Health and Safety (20 questions) 
  • Unit 602 – Environmental Technology (31 questions)
  • Unit 605 – Installation (15 questions) OR 2357-005 (Identical to the C&G 2382 17th Edition Exam, 60 questions)
  • Unit 607 – Inspection, testing, commissioning and certification (40 questions)
  • Unit 609 – Electrical Principles (30 questions)

Assignment

An assignment, although assessed in parts throughout each unit, is to be completed for each unit as a separate module. For some units, there are several assignments to be completed including practical assessments in cable terminations and safe isolation.

Short answer questions

There is a short answer question paper for each unit of the C&G 2357 units and forms part of the whole unit when each part has been successfully claimed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be employed to do this qualification?

Yes and no!  You will need employment or significant work experience to complete the final 7 units known as the performance units. These will be completed on site mainly through observation by an assessor. This doesn’t stop you from doing the first 9 knowledge units at a college or training provider though and then gaining the relevant work experience to complete the rest, although as an adult this may be a very expensive option as there will not be any funding for those over the age of 18 wanting to study without an apprenticeship. Without the site experience, you will only end up with a partial qualification.

If I do the C&G 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.

If I have done the C&G 2330, can I use any units against the 2357?

Yes, according to the City and Guilds scheme document, you can map all of the units across except the 302 Environmental unit (depending on how much of the 2330 you have completed).

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