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Electrical Level 1 Certificate

Course at a glance

Subject Area:





City & Guilds
Construction Skills (6219)
Electrical Level 1 Certificate

Course Start:


Course Length:

1 year
Evening or Day


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.

On successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Electrical, you will have a basic understanding of working safely and competently within an electrical environment. During the course you will have the opportunity to use a variety of tools, learn different techniques and theory and lay a solid foundation for the next step in becoming an electrician. 

Course content

You will learn basic safety measures, tools and techniques and begin developing your skills for employment in the industry. 

This course covers installation of wiring systems and electrical science through practical and theoretical insights.

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for those looking to move into the electrical industry.

There are no specific entry requirements however candidates will need to complete and pass a basic skills assessment.

You will need a good understanding of maths. 

What skills and qualities do I need?

General enquiry

If you have a general enquiry, or would like to find out more about the course before registering for the assessment please get in touch with the team, by emailing or calling 0113 222 6061.


To apply for this course you need to complete a basic skills assessment.

As the College is currently closed, BKSB skills assessments will need to be taken remotely.

Please complete the application form and a member of team will contact you with details on how you can take the assessment.

Please ensure you abide by the rules on taking the assessment, when your course starts, your English and Maths skills will be assessed again, to ensure you are on the correct course for the level you are at.

What can I do after this course?

Level 1 Certificate > Level 2 Diploma
Level 2 Diploma > Level 3 Diploma

To become a qualified electrician you will need to study an NVQ and complete an AM2 Assessment, alongside the Level 3 Diploma.

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