Construction is everywhere. From housing and shopping centres, to roads, bridges and even national landmarks, it is at the centre of our ever-growing infrastructure, and you can be a part of it as they all require electrical installations. Construction is a lot more than just building, you are building and equipping homes for families, schools for children, hospitals for your community, and constantly improving and upgrading them as the industry develops.

Course Information

  • Levels available 1 / 2 / 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref ELECTRICAL
  • Location Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Fees N/A

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

From learning how to wire lighting and power circuits, understanding magnetism and alternating current theory, through to designing, testing and commissioning wiring systems, you will learn the ins and outs of the trade, preparing you for a successful career. Work experience will play a vital role in your progression, as you will have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals on live projects. You will benefit from visits from industry professionals, and go on trips to construction sites to see how different trades work together to complete projects.

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What's next?

At the end of your course you will have gained enough valuable work experience and industry contacts to kick off your career in the industry. With a growing demand for skills, you could start your own business. You could also continue your studies, developing your skill set in your chosen trade. You could also further your education whilst earning a salary with an apprenticeship.

Is it for me?

Is working at a desk all day your worst nightmare? Electricians are always on the move, and no two days are the same. Being part of a trade which uses constantly changing and exciting technology, means that you must be ready to adapt and learn at every opportunity. You must be able to think logically, be able to work under pressure and work to the highest standards of health and safety.

You could also start out on construction multi-skills Entry Level 3 to progress to this course.

Take your first step towards a career as a Electrician in the construction industry with a hands-on course that gives you the opportunity to develop all of the basic skills required in the trade. The course combines practical skills and theory so you can expand your knowledge and make good progress towards minimum qualifications or skill levels required for entry into industry.

On this course you will learn about:

  • Health and Safety in Electrical Installation
  • Environmental protection measures within building services engineering
  • Installation Methods, Procedures and Requirements
  • Electrical Installation Craft Skills
  • Electrical Science, Principles and Technology.

You also learn GCSE / Functional skills in Math and English.

Entry Requirements

You require GCSE grades at D/3 or above in English and Maths.

Develop your skills in our City & Guilds 2365-02 Diploma In Electrical Installation and be well on your way to becoming a qualified electrician, with a hands-on course that gives you all the basics from wiring a plug to wiring a building. The course combines practical skills and theory so you expand your knowledge and work towards your Level 3.

On this course you learn about:

  • Health and Safety in Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Installation Theory and Technology
  • Electrical Installation Methods, Procedures and Requirements
  • Electrical Installation Craft Skills
  • Electrical Science and Principles

Aswell as learning about all these topics you will also be given the opportunity for site work experience as part of your course.

Entry Requirements

The Level 3 qualification is aimed at those who have already completed the Level 2 qualification or with some relevant experience and knowledge of the industry.

All learners will complete the mandatory units within the qualification learners will need to undertake the following units;

  • Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Electrical Installations: inspection, testing and commissioning
  • Electrical systems design
  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Career awareness in building services engineering
  • Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Principles of electrical science

A large part of the course will be work experience for approx. 300 hours during the academic year. This will enable learners to gain valuable employability skills and real site experience.
These qualifications are intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and practical skills to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Programme.

Entry Requirements

You require 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English.


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