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This qualification allows you to acquire knowledge and craft skills of electrical installation. It does not require occupational evidence from the workplace, so is suitable for those who currently do not work within the electrical Industry (but may wish to do so). The qualification has been adapted from the Diploma within the apprenticeship framework; so facilitates progression to the Industry recognised qualification. It will give you an opportunity to practice and be assessed in a secure environment on the installation of wiring systems together with the relevant theory of electrical installation. You will gain skills and knowledge in a wide range of electrical engineering aspects ensuring that you are able to work both competently and safely. You will have the opportunity to utilise the IET On-Site-Guide with some of the units; and also acquire the knowledge of electrical science and principles. For the Level 1 course you will study at the College for three days a week with approximately 60% of the course being theory and 40% practical. It combines lectures, directed study, workshop activities and simulated jobs in the College. This qualification has been designed to map into the Advanced Electrotechnical Apprenticeship qualification. Successful completion of this course would allow a quicker completion of the Electrotechnical Apprenticeship framework, should you successfully gain an apprenticeship place with a local employer.

Entry Requirements

Selection is by interview. You must complete a colour blindness and skills assessment test.  We welcome applications from mature students. Plus the following: 4 GCSEs at minimum Grade 3 (D), or equivalent, including English, maths and Science and a positive working attitude.


If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee.  If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases.  Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact reception for details of costs and concessions on 01305 761100 or email

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