Electrical Installation

Electrical Installation

This realworld 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. You will have successfully completed the Level 2 Technical Certificate to be considered.  

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment
  • Qualification Advanced Technical Diploma
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length 1 year

This real-world course prepares you to work effectively and safely in an electrotechnical environment and is ideal for anyone who has an interest in becoming a fully qualified electrician. You will have successfully completed the Level 2 Technical Certificate to be considered.   

On this course you will cover: 

  • Planning and overseeing electrical work activities  
  • Principles of electrical science  
  • Electrical design and installation practices and procedures  
  • Principles of inspection, testing and commissioning electrical systems  
  • Inspecting, testing and commissioning electrical systems  
  • Electrical system fault diagnosis and rectification  
  • Requirements for electrical installations  

Assessment includes a practical exam and an online exam. There is a requirement to undertake some work experience and employer engagement. 

This course is ideal if would like to learn about the installation and maintenance of electrical wiring systems in our homes, businesses, and factories and enjoy solving mathematical and scientific construction problems.  

Next Steps: On completion, you could progress onto the Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship in Electrical Installations. Achieving this qualification will also reduce the length of programme on the Apprenticeship as units can be mapped across. An Apprenticeship will require you to pass both English and Maths either before enrolling or during your Apprenticeship via Functional Skills English and Maths qualifications. You will be required to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic and committed to succeeding.  

Entry Requirements

You need a 4 in Maths and preferably a 4 in English. If you do not have a 4 in English, this can be studied alongside the main programme. You will also need to have passed a Level 2 Electrical Installations qualification or equivalent. 

  • Fully equipped electrical workshop and assessment bays
  • Trade specific classroom
  • Refectory
  • IT suite
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. There is a non-refundable Workshop Fee of £35 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 and one pair of gloves. If you require a CSCS card, the cost will be an additional £58.50.

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