The City & Guilds 5357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma course is a must for those wishing to become fully qualified and then be graded as an electrician by the Joint Industry Board.  All ‘new entrants’ to the electrical industry must complete this qualification and those with existing technical qualifications may also be eligible.

You do not need to be employed in the electrical industry to complete the Knowledge units of the 5357 course, however you will need suitable work experience to complete the NVQ Performance units at a later date.

The 5357 NVQ 3 Diploma qualification can be completed as part of a funded apprenticeship (if you are employed in the industry), or you can fund this yourself.

City & Guilds 5357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma Course

3-4 years £ 1595 Exc. VAT
City & Guilds Electricians Course - DAY RELEASE COURSE NOTE: Approximate costs payable per year.
Course Dates Exam Date(s) Venue Availability Booking
3 Year Day Release Course - self funded

Course overview

To achieve the 5357 NVQ Level 3 you must complete knowledge units, performance units and the AM2 test.

Timeline Area of study Description Cost
Year 1 Knowledge Units Day release study at Rebus

(one day a week 9.00 – 4.30 pm)


£1525 + VAT Monthly payment option available
Year 2 Knowledge Units Day release study at Rebus

(one day a week 9.00 – 4.30 pm)


£1525 + VAT
Year 3 Knowledge Units Day release study at Rebus

(one day a week 9.00 – 4.30 pm)


£1525 + VAT
Year 3 to completion Performance Units

(NVQ assessments)

Duration and price based on individual requirements. £900-£1300 + VAT approx. Upfront payment followed by ‘Pay per Assessment’
AM2 test  

A 3 day assessment at any NET approved assessment centre

£685 + VAT approx. Payment required at the time of the AM2 test

Our day release and evening courses start in mid-September each year.

City & Guilds 5357 NVQ Diploma Assessments:

Through out the NVQ diploma you will complete a number of units.

There are 9 knowledge based units which are completed at Rebus Training during a day release program and 8 performance units which are completed via on-site observations and professional discussions.

Once these units are completed the final unit to complete is the Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Test (AM2S test)



Jake Tuck

Jake started his apprenticeship in 2008 with a local company, his experience comes from mainly the domestic & commercial sectors of the industry where he had to constantly work within agreed timeframes & budgets.

Jake has gained valuable experience through his career completing periodic inspection & testing in a number of different areas,  subsequently he is involved in Inspection & Testing through the apprenticeship delivery & commercial courses.

He is also involved in pre AM2 training & NVQ assessments as part of his duties at Rebus Training.

Chris Tatton

Chris entered the electrical industry by starting a formal apprenticeship in 1987 with a local contractor. He has years of experience working in domestic, commercial & industrial environments where he extensively covered maintenance & installation contracts.

The main part of his career involved working as an Approved Electrician & Qualifying Supervisor where responsibilities included the supervision of colleagues, the training of apprentices  & the quality assurance of  certification & reporting.

His main duties at Rebus Training include delivery as part of the apprenticeship team, commercial courses & NVQ assessments.

Rob Glover

Rob started his career by completing an electrical apprenticeship with a local company before working as a self-employed electrician. Rob has since worked as an Approved Electrician, Qualifying Supervisor and Electrical Training Officer.

Having worked in the training industry since 2007 Rob is an experienced Tutor and NVQ Assessor.

As well as being part of our apprenticeship delivery team Rob specialises in the delivery and assessment of Inspection and Testing and Portable Appliance Testing courses.

Shaun Eardely

Shaun is a qualified tutor and assessor with a wealth of experience in the electrical contracting industry.  Having run his own business and worked for some established contracting companies Shaun is well placed to add ‘something extra’ to his course delivery.

Shaun is a very approachable trainer and able to relate training sessions to customers work, making it more enjoyable and easier to learn.

Shaun specializes in 17th Edition and Apprenticeship course delivery.

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What happens if I fail an assessment?

You will have a very good chance of passing your assessments at the first attempt as our courses are very thorough and our tutors are there to guide and support you.

If it doesn’t go right for you on the day the main thing, is not to worry – it happens from time to time.

Your tutor will review your score with you and you may just need to review your notes again and sit the exam a couple of days later. This is often all that’s needed.

If you and your tutor feel you need a little more support we can agree some extra 1-1 training for you.

Whatever happens we want you to enjoy our courses and come away with the qualification that you wanted. Our tutors and staff will always be there to support and advise you.

What’s included?

  • FREE  book hire for the relevant course
  • All relevant awarding body fees – no hidden costs!
  • Refreshments
  • A unique an friendly learning environment!

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