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The Electrical industry is a £23.6bn market so there is always a demand for electricians all around the UK. If you're looking to get your foot in the door, our Level 1 course in Electrical Installation is the perfect starting point.

What makes Electrical Installation at HRC special?

  • You will get the chance to work in a modern workshop that has had a recent £110,000 refurbishment
  • You will be taught by industry-trained lecturers who are experts in their field
  • You will benefit from our links with local employers in the Electrical industry and have the chance to carry out work experience to help you get a job
  • You will have lots of opportunities to progress to a higher level and complete the necessary qualifications to become a fully-qualified electrician
  • We focus on practical work to help get your skills to the right level

What do our students say?

"I am now doing what I have always wanted to do, I could have never got to where I am now without this qualification"

"The tutors were friendly and really supportive, I would recommend this course to anyone thinking about it"

Career Destinations

We're proud that our students go onto careers including:

  • Installation Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Electrotechnical Panel Builder
  • Instrumentation Electrician
  • Electrical Machine Repairer and Rewinder

What can I do next?

After you have successfully completed this course, you can choose to:

  • Apply for our Level 2 course in Electrical Installation
  • Enter into employment in this industry
  • Apprenticeship Level 3 in Electrical Installation

What will I be doing?

All our courses are designed to cover the full range of topics and tasks as laid down by the awarding body in response to industry requirements. All practical activities are carried out within our state of the art workshops with theory work being a mix of classroom and assignment activities.

The course consists of assessment units which assess the competence of a candidate over a wide range of activities. There will be a high emphasis on Health and Safety and correct safe working practices and systems. The qualification covers a range of basic and underpinning knowledge involved in electrical installation.

To achieve Level 1 you must achieve 44 credits from the mandatory units.

Mandatory

Units

Title

Credits

Unit 101

Structure of Construction industry

4

Unit 102

Fundamental Safe working practices

5

Unit 103

Environmental and Sustainability measures in domestic dwelling

4

Unit 104

Site Preparation for working in Construction industry

7

Unit 105

Electrical installation wiring and terminations

9

Unit 106

Fabrications techniques for Electrical installations

11

Unit 107

Electrical Science & technology

4

Total

44

Added Extras

There are lots of perks to this course, including the opportunity to work with local employers, meeting guest speakers who are experts in their field, and working with students in other departments to support projects and activities. Electrical Students can have the opportunity to gain the ECS card and can take advantage of trips to CEF Live and Elexshow. The college run lots of external courses for industry, which can allow students to communicate and possibly seek work placement or work experience.

How will I be assessed?

You will undergo various theory and practical assessments between 4-6 weeks including an initial assessment/diagnostic of your current English and maths levels to determine whether you are suitable for the Level 1 programme.
Throughout the induction period and during the remainder of the year you will be monitored and will be expected to show good, regular attendance, excellent behaviour, conduct and overall progression in all areas of study.
The assessments will be a combination of various practical tasks, short answer written questions, multi-choice questions, producing circuit and wiring drawings and knowledge assignments.

Entry requirements?

  • Entry to the course will be through interview. It is essential for prospective students to hold at least two GCSE subjects at grade 3 or better or the equivalent which must include maths / English
  • A science subject would be an advantage
  • You will need to show a keen interest in electrical installation work and a motivation and willingness to study and achieve in all areas of the Programme of Study
  • You will undergo an initial assessment in English and maths to determine the areas of improvement required to help you achieve your Programme of Study
  • You may also be asked to complete a piece of free writing or a vocational assessment.
  • During the induction programme lasting between 4-6 weeks, you will undergo various theory and practical assessments to determine whether you are suitable for this Level 1 course.
  • Throughout the induction period and during the remainder of the year you will be expected to show good, regular attendance, excellent behaviour, conduct and overall progression in all areas of study.
  • We also welcome applications from students with relevant experience or qualifications.
  • If you would like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411.

What do I need to bring?

During practical workshops sessions, Personal Protective footwear and overalls will be required at all times. The general classroom equipment that is required should include a pencil case with writing pens, pencils, coloured pencils and pens, scientific calculator, ruler, set square, protractor, compass, notepad with lined and plain paper together with an A4 folder.

If you think you would benefit from financial support we have bursary options available for those who meet the criteria. Please note, this funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at the time of application.

If you would like financial support, contact our Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee Information

Free to those under 19 on 31 August 2019.

If you are 19 or over on 31 August 2019, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay approx. £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £5500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2018/19 and could be subject to change for 2019/20).

Fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £8500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2018/19 and could be subject to change for 2019/20).

If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

For these costs please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2019-20 costs and may be subject to change

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