This one-year introductory course is for people thinking of a career in building services, specialising in electrical installation. As well as electrical know-how, learners will develop their skills in maths and English, which will support their main programme of study, help their future progression and enhance their life skills.
You will undertake and pass an interview and aptitude test. You will also require one GCSE at grade 4 in either Maths or English and at least a grade 3 in the other subject. You will be required to undertake a GCSE in either Maths or English.
You will be studying wiring and terminals, fabrication techniques, and electrical science and technology.
The course also covers key subjects including the structure of the construction industry, environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings, and site preparation in the construction industry.
You will be assessed on the practical skills and knowledge you gain by completing various tasks and assessments. Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
Students will be required to purchase boots, overalls and three polo shirts for the course. These are purchased from the College suppliers. It is also recommended that a course book is purchased to support your study.
This course allows learners to progress to the City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation Studies.