Electrical Installation Courses at Derby College

With around 20,000 electrical contracting companies in the UK, there’s plenty of opportunity for skilled electricians with industry-recognised training.

Power up your career

Electricity is a varied and demanding business. You could find yourself re-wiring homes, laying cables for major engineering projects, maintaining street lighting, testing factory machinery or working with the latest renewable technology.

Derby College will set you on the route recognised by the electrical industry to become a qualified electrician. We offer diplomas at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels to help you progress to greater responsibility and more challenging projects.

We also work in partnership with employers to deliver an advanced apprenticeship which is a common way into the profession. There are part-time specialist courses for working electricians who need to upgrade their skills too.

Is this you?

  • Interested in design and technology
  • Good at paying attention to detail
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Work well in a team
  • Good practical skills
  • Want to work in an industry that is always changing and moving forward

Why choose Derby College?

  • You’ll benefit from our strong employer links, which open the door to work experience opportunities, industry visits and professional mentoring.
  • Our courses combine hands-on training, the highest industry standards and employability skills.
  • We provide purpose-built facilities with generous space for practical work at our iconic Roundhouse campus.
  • Our expert staff have vast experience as well as great contacts across the industry.
  • You can showcase your skills through projects in the wider community and ‘real-world’ challenges set by employers. You could even go abroad on a work experience exchange.

Getting into Electrical Installation


  • Full time at CollegeThere is a wide range of full-time Construction courses offered at Derby College, preparing you for jobs in wood occupations, painting and decorating, plastering, trowel occupations, plumbing and electrical installation.
  • ApprenticeshipsThese are available with Derby College in many crafts such as brickwork, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, electrical installation and plumbing. For some apprenticeships, you will need GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths.
  • Higher education To do some jobs in the construction industry, such as architect, civil engineer or quantity surveyor, you will need a degree, foundation degree or HND. You can study full time at university or part time alongside a job. Derby College itself offers a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment as well as a Foundation Degree in Construction Management.
  • Jobs You could take an unskilled job, for example as a labourer, as a step into construction work and do more ‘on the job’ training in the future.

When you are fully qualified and experienced as an electrician, you could eventually move into site or project management, design engineering, consultancy work or training. You could even set up your own business.


Derby College Course Listings - Construction - Electrical Installation


FT Diploma in Electrical Installation - Level 1: Site The RoundHouse

FT Diploma in Electrical Installation - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse


PT FC - IET Wiring Regs – 18th Edition: Site The RoundHouse

PT FC – C&G 2391-52 Inspection Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations: Site The RoundHouse

PT FC – IET Wiring Regs – 18th Edition: Site The RoundHouse

PT IET Wiring Regs - 18th Edition (2382-18) - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

PT Inspection Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2391-52) - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

FT Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

FT Level 3 Technical in Electrical installation: Site The RoundHouse

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Maths and English

You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.

If you don’t already have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.

We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.

You might also be interested in ...

When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Engineering, ICT and Motor Vehicle Engineering are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.

Maths & English

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Did you Know?

  • Construction is one of the UK’s most dynamic sectors, employing an estimated 2.9 million people – around 10% of all jobs
  • For every £1 invested in construction, £2.84 is generated for the wider economy
  • 42% of construction firms are experiencing difficulties in recruiting staff with the right skills
  • Construction contributes nearly £90 billion to the UK economy, 6.7% of the total
  • 13.5% of people in the industry are women

Examples of recent vacancies locally

Painter and decorator
£18,000 per year.
Enhancing homes

£18,000 per year.
Constructing and repairing

£24,000 per year
Working on house extensions

£25,000 per year.
Repairing plant and machinery

Construction project manager
£31,500 per year.
Overseeing major schemes

Quantity Surveyor
£40,000 per year.
Advising on financial and contractual matters

Site Information


Courses in this area are run at our Roundhouse campus (including Johnson and Hudson Buildings)

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