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Course at a glance

Subject Area:



Study Programme


Level 1 Diploma
Level 2 Diploma

Course Start:


Course Length:

Level 1 - 1 year
Level 2 - 1 or 2 years


South Bank Campus

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Course overview

This electrical course is ideal for those who want to pursue a career as an electrician.

Electrician's fit, test and repair electrical installations found in homes and businesses. This could include, fitting consumer units and circuit breakers, connecting wires to sockets, switches and light fittings and installing fire alarms.

Installation electricians follow architects or contractors plan to install new electricity equipment.

Our study programmes include a vocational qualification, English and maths, work experience and employability skills.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto an electrical apprenticeship course if you secure employment in the electrical industry.

Course content

On this electrical course you will study:

  • How to install cables and equipment including sockets and switches for electrical installations
  • How to test and commission electrical installations to ensure they work and meet the health and safety requirements
  • The health and safety legislation relating to the installation and maintenance of electrical systems
  • The environmental impact of electrical installations
  • How to design electrical installations selecting the correct size and type of cable and equipment (level 2 only)

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will continue learning English and maths throughout your course. 

Entry requirements

The course level you will be enrolled on will be dependent on your GCSE results. 

Level 1 requires 5 GCSEs average grade 2, 2 of which need to be Maths and English.

Level 2 requires 5 GCSEs average grade 3, 2 of which need to be Maths and English.

Students who experience difficulty in distinguishing colours due to their colour vision ability will be subject to a colour vision examination before enrolment onto this course.

What can I do after this course?

After completing this course there are a number of options available; depending on your final grade you could move onto a electrical apprenticeship.

Please note this course is training only and to achieve the full trade NVQ qualification and become fully qualified, you must have on site experience and assessments.

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