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Construction – Electrical Installation Courses at DCG

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

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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

If your ambition is to become a building surveyor, civil engineer, quantity surveyor, site engineer, site manager, building services engineer or structural engineer, please visit our Professional Construction area to find out more.

good evening everyone welcome to the DCG

information evening my name is Phil Haig

coordinator for electrical installation

and I’m here to talk to you tonight

about our electrical installation

courses here at the Roundhouse but

before I start I’ll give you a bit of

background knowledge about the college

first to put everything into perspective

for you so we are made up of four

campuses including the round house where

you are tonight and it is the place

where all of your studies will be but we

also have the Joseph Wright Center

Broomfield hall and Ilkeston all

together these make up the Darby College

Group aka DCG we have a multitude of

support areas available to every student

at DCG from the moment we meet you right

up until you have completed your study

program and are deciding on your next

steps whether you still need to gain

your maths and English GCC’s or if

you’re looking for top quality work

experience to help gain valuable

industry knowledge we will offer you

tailored support to suit your individual


as you’ll see this evening DCG has

invested in first-class industry

standard equipment which you can view in

more detail after this presentation we

do everything we can to help you succeed

during your time here and this has been

recognized by Ofsted who have graded us

as a good provider which is the second

highest rating that is available to any

school or college another fantastic

asset we have at DCG are at innovative

employer academies these have helped our

students gain valuable work experience

create key industry contacts and really

bring to life their college learning

experience we in the electrical

installation area have very close

contact with local regional and national

employers who not only help with the

building of our programs but also

converse with us on a regular basis to

recruit our learners our students are at

the heart of everything that we do and

our inclusion and support services at

Derby college are here to help you

maximize your potential and reach your

learning goals whatever learning

difficulty or disability you may have we

can offer tailored support to match your

individual needs we work in partnership

with teaching staff other internal

services and external organisations to

provide a person-centered approach we

have teamed up with career coach which

is designed to help you find a good

career by providing the most current

local data on wages employment job

postings and associated education and

training here is an example of the data

relevant to electricians and electrical

fitters but you could do your own search

on a role that is relevant to your goals

directly from our career coaches link on

our website head over to the careers and

courses section of our website and

select career coach from here you can

easily browse or search for the

available courses at DCG that lead to

the career you want as you can see the

projected employment count for

electricians and electrical fitters in

the DCG region is predicted to keep

rising each year from now through to


here are a few at the top post job

titles over the past year for this

industry so here is a breakdown of each

of the electrical installation courses

at DCG we have three levels on our

full-time program each level consisting

of one academic year level one has two

entry points these entry points depend

upon your GCSE results in maths and

English language this level allows you

as a learner to get to grips with the

electrical installation course and some

of the key hand skills required within

the industry it allows you to know that

this is the course and career for you it

also allows you to increase your GCSE

grades up to the industry’s national

standard of grade four in maths and

English that’s unless you have not

already obtained these prior to starting

at dcj if you are successful in your

first academic year here at DCG we would

naturally progress you on to the next

level level 2 is our intermediate level

by this point all our learners know that

the electrical installation is for them

and they want to become our electricians

of the future this level gives you an

in-depth knowledge of the electrical

industry it allows you to progress on

those key hand skills you learned at

level one and also embed some more

technical knowledge you need to know to

progress on to the next level level 3

also has two entry points you either

enter as an apprentice this is where you

are already employed and your employer

releases you to college one day a week

to learn the technical knowledge this in

itself is a three year program or you

can enter as a progression from level

two this is our advanced level and by

this point you will have in-depth

knowledge of the industry and will be

just fine tuning that knowledge and

getting you prepared for the world of

work we also have some part-time courses

for learners here at DCG these courses

tend to be run in the evening and our

clusters for cost and usually aimed at

learners are already within the

electrical installation industry you

will have an opportunity tonight to talk

to remember the electrical installation

team about all of our courses in greater


the mission of Derby college group is to

predict and serve the needs of our

business and civic communities we are

committed to working in partnership with

employers to co-create talent for the

success of the region generate new jobs

increase social mobility and bolster

economic prosperity we are therefore

always working hard on securing the best

most relevant employer partners to help

support our students here is an example

of a few of our construction employer

partners no matter what level of

learning you start your exciting journey

with us at DCG you’ll be expected to

invest time and a small amount of money

into your course here in electrical

installation we ask that all our

learners buy some basic PPE and books to

help you to complete your chosen level

successfully we also ask that you try

and find some relevant work experience

on each level of study we at DCG can

help and support with this but

ultimately you will be responsible for

locating your own work experience please

don’t hesitate to ask one of our

electrical team tonight about any

required PPE books or relevant work

experience required to complete your

program Derby college has a significant

impact on many individuals businesses

and the wider community we are committed

to producing a talent pool equipped with

the right skills and attributes to meet

the needs of employers we are proud of

our contribution to economic growth and

social prosperity by guiding people on

two learning pathways that lead to

positive destinations we encourage

progress and aspirational outcomes many

of our learners have gone on to achieve

great things since leaving the college

and here are a few examples of many

inspirational success stories we have to

share with you now please feel free to

have a look around

and ask any questions you may have we

also have our lovely student helpers

showcasing some of their work this

evening so take a look at that too and

ask them any questions about their

experiences at DCG they will then lead

you back to the

house once you’re already you can either

head over to another subject area or you

can have a chat with one of our many

support areas back in the round we have

a detailed step-by-step guide on how to

apply which is accessible from both our

website and in a prospectus that you

should have been given tonight

here is a summarized breakdown of the

steps you can expect to take during the

application process with DCG when you

head back to the round after this head

over to our student services team who

are here to help you apply tonight if

you wish to or at least they can give

you advice and answer any questions you

might have in relation to the

application process but for now thanks

for taking the time out to listen to

this presentation and please don’t

hesitate to ask our team anything

regarding your electrical installation

course here at dceg

Construction – Electrical Installation – Course Listings

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: Flexible

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: Flexible

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: 01/08/2024

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: Flexible

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: Flexible

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: 01/08/2024

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: Flexible

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: Flexible

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: 01/08/2024

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Start Date: 09/09/2024

Course Type: Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse

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Key Information

At Derby College we believe the best tutors are usually those who have real world experience of working in the field they’re teaching. So, in most cases, you’ll be taught by someone who has worked in the industry that you wish to enter. As well as being able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, they have crucial industry connections, which is a huge benefit when it comes to helping you to secure a work placement in your chosen field.

As part of your studies at Derby College we offer a full range of assistance to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

  • 360-degree images of our facilities
  • A location map
  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories
To find out more about our Construction – Electrical Installation courses, attend our next course and career event or contact us on 0800 028 0289
Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal. If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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Construction – Electrical Installation – Success Stories

Adam Luckett

School Leaver Vocational

Former Derby College Electrical Installation student Adam Luckett stood by some tools.

Jay Bovill

School Leaver Vocational

Jay Bovill riding a BMX at a competition.

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