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Electrical industry training at Colchester Institute 

As the commercial arm of Colchester Institute, CI Business Solutions offers an extensive range of electrical training courses and qualifications including essential City & Guilds accredited electrical training for installers, supervisors and maintenance personnel. As well as an accredited AM2 (Achievement Measurement) Centre, Colchester Institute is also a leading supplier of ACS Gas Training and assessment services and professional industry training for the utilities industries.

What we offer

•    18th Edition – Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installation BS7671: 2018 (2382-18)
•    Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2) JIB qualification and AM2 Pre-Assessment Refresher Training – AM2 endorses the City & Guilds EMTA NVQ Level 3 qualification
•    City & Guilds 2391-52 Combined Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing –  (initial (2391-50) and periodic (2391-51) qualifications are also available)
•    Electrical Installations NVQ L3 City & Guilds 2357 – Bolt-On qualification
•    PAT Certificate of Competence 2377-22
Non-accredited introductory courses in basic Electrical Awareness and PAT Testing are also available.

New for 2020Electrician training at the Colchester Institute

With increasing nationwide demand for new electric vehicle charging points, we have recently introduced the City & Guilds 2919-01 Level 3 Award in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation to our courses portfolio.
The 2919-01 is for experienced electricians looking to enhance their skills to allow them to carry out the installation and commissioning of electric vehicle charging in a variety of applications.

About Colchester Institute

As a College we provide first class education, professional development and technical skills training to over 8,000 young people and adults every year.
We support individuals to launch or develop their careers and help local businesses to access the skills and talent they need to thrive.
Electrical Installations is a big part of our curriculum, with full-time programmes offered at our three main campuses in Colchester, Braintree and Clacton.
Our study programmes and courses are delivered by tutors with extensive knowledge of the construction industry and their professional expertise is valued by our students. Learners have access to excellent facilities, with training areas designed to simulate the working environment.
The City & Guilds 2365 Level 2/3 Diploma is available on a day-release basis, with successful completion of the level 3 qualification enabling progress towards the City & Guilds 2357 NVQ and JIB registration.

Electrician training at the Colchester InstituteApprenticeships and Work-based learning

As one of the largest providers of apprenticeship training in the region we work with a wide range of businesses and companies in the sector, whether they are self-employed/individuals, SMEs or large organisations, offering work-based learning opportunities including apprenticeships and industry work placements.

Higher Education

University Centre Colchester is the higher education provision at Colchester Institute, and offers a HNC in Building Services Engineering.
This programme addresses the national skills shortage within the field of building services engineering, specifically for plumbing/heating engineers and electricians, providing specialist pathways in Electrical Installation and Mechanical Services Engineering.
More information about our range of electrical courses can be found at
To speak to our business development team about industry training call 01206 712727 or email

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