Prepare for a career in electrical installation with this introductory course that builds basic knowledge, understanding and skills.


Meet our students Ben Perrin

Ben Perrin

“This was the best study option for me. Having a couple of great tutors working alongside us is definitely one of the biggest positives.”

Meet our students Jack Ward

Jack Ward

“The atmosphere at the open evening was inviting. The teachers have been the best help in aiding us to learn and I have enjoyed seeing how far I’ve come over the year.”

  • Description

    You will gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to understand the principles of electrical installations through carrying out practice work in our fully-equipped workshops.

    The units you may study are likely to include:

    • Structure of the construction industry
    • Fundamental safe working practices
    • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
    • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
    • Electrical installation wiring and terminations
    • Fabrication techniques for electrical installation
    • Electrical science and technology
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, preferably to include Maths and English, or a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Level 1.

    Students who have not yet achieved grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course.

    This course is particularly suitable if you are leaving school and want a practical, engineering focused course as preparation for employment, an apprenticeship or further training. Adults looking for a change in career are also encouraged to apply but may have to pay fees.

  • Qualification

    Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 1

  • Progression

    Students can progress to Electrical Installation Level 2 or an apprenticeship in Electrical Installation.

  • Assessment

    The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments and tests.

  • Home Study

    Students are expected to carry out some self study, typically six hours per week, and are expected to complete any work that has not been completed during lesson times.

  • Work Placement

    There is an element of work experience within this qualification. The expectation is that students will fulfil a work placement if suitable.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    All tools and equipment will be available during the course to allow students to complete successfully. Students are required to purchase safety boots to be worn during workshop based lessons. If you are over 18 there will be an exam board registration fee. Additional costs may be required for industry specific text books. Details will be given at interview.

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.