Electrical Installation
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 2 - Diploma Devon and Exeter Construction Centre 1 year

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course prepares you to work effectively and safely in an electrotechnical environment and is ideal for anyone who wants to become a fully qualified electrician.

The course consists of classroom based theory and practical sessions in the workshop. Assessment will be through a combination of online exams and practical exercises.

What topics will I study?

You will study a number of units including working effectively and safely in an electrotechnical environment, the principles of technology, application of health and safety and electrical principles and the installation of electricity in buildings and structures. You will be required to demonstrate safe working practices. Functional Skills are essential units of this course.

Units will cover:

  • health and safety in building services engineering
  • principles of electrical science
  • electrical installations technology
  • installation of wiring systems and enclosures
  • communication within building services engineering

What experiences will I get?

Spend the day at a trade show looking at the latest tools and equipment. You will also benefit from strong industry links, site visits and a range of guest speakers.

Although work experience is not a requirement of the course students attending this programme would benefit from work experience in order to aid progression and potentially improve employment opportunities.

What are the entry requirements?

Standard entry requirements: You need three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths and English at grade 4.

Subject specific entry requirements: Grade 4 in science. You will be required to demonstrate that you have a high degree of enthusiasm and the commitment to succeed.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

  • Fully equipped electrical workshop and assessment bays
  • Trade specific classroom
  • Learning Centre
  • Refectory
  • IT suite

What can the course lead on to?

If you suitable employment in industry you can progress onto Level 3 Apprenticeship course working towards a NVQ Diploma and attending college on a day release basis. This route will enable you to work towards becoming a fully qualified electrician. 

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to be equipped with basic stationery for all your sessions. You will need to have your own overalls and safety boots- advice will be given at interview. If you are required to purchase a subject specific course book you will be advised either at interview or at the start of the course plus a suitable calculator (estimated cost £55). There is a non-refundable Workshop Fee of £95 per full time student per year. This will contribute towards the cost of tools for use in the workshop so that you do not need to provide your own. It will also cover the cost of one Hi-Viz jacket, one pair of safety glasses, one pair of gloves and the exam fee for one CSCS test. 

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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