Electrical Installations Level 1/2/3

The aim of the Electrical Installations Diploma programme is to enable you to learn the key skills and techniques required to become a trained electrician. You will carry out practical and theory sessions designed to give you a broad understanding of electrical principles.

What Will I Learn?

The level 1 course will provide the basic skills and knowledge necessary to enable students to progress to the latest City & Guilds level 2 qualification. Training within our industry standard workshops, you will work with real-life materials and complete a number of practical projects as part of your overall qualification. This programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and designed to address the training needs of the modern construction industry.

Delivery is through a mixture of lectures, practical work, assignments and personal study.

In addition, you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills. as part of their main programme and a WorkSkills qualification will also be undertaken.

You will be assessed by simulated practical exams and online multiple-choice questions.

Successful completion of the level 1 portfolio of evidence will lead to automatic progression to City & Guilds Electrical Installations Level 2; this will be completed in year two.

Level 2 will provide the knowledge necessary to enable students, under supervision, to install, terminate and test basic wiring systems safely and correctly. Assessment is by simulated practical assignments and online multi choice exams.

Satisfactory completion of the Level 2 qualification and report from the progression board will allow for progression onto level 3.

The Level 3 Electrical Installations Diploma course will provide the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to enable students to achieve the latest City & Guilds Level 3 qualification. This programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and designed to address the training needs of the modern construction industry.

Delivery is through a mixture of lectures, practical work, assignments and personal study.

As well as more advanced electrical skills and knowledge, this course places a great emphasis on the skills and practice of inspection and testing and fault diagnosis and rectifications. Training within our industry standard workshops, you will work with real-life materials and complete a number of practical projects as part of your overall qualification.

Assessment is by a combination of simulated practical assignments, short-answer written examinations and multiple choice examinations. In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course Content

Electrical Installations Level 1 and 2 Diploma units may include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Installation containment
  • Wiring
  • Portfolio Building
  • Electrical Principles
  • Installation Technology
  • Functional Skills

Please note: this programme is subject to change.

Electrical Installations Diploma Level 3 units may include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Installation containment
  • Wiring Regulations
  • Electrical Principles
  • Installation Technology
  • Inspection and Testing
  • Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
  • Functional Skills
Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs (grades A*-G/9-1), including English and Maths (grades 9-4), and an interview.

Level 2 – Satisfactory completion of the City & Guilds Level 1 Qualification and via a progression interview.

Progression form Year 1 to Year 2 in all cases is subject to a satisfactory report from the progression board which will consider attendance, punctuality, attitude and suitability for a higher level programme.

Entry on to Level 3 is subject to satisfactory completion of the Level 2 qualification and report from the progression board.

What Can I Do Next?

Students may choose to enter employment as a trainee electrician.

Students who successfully complete the level 1 course may progress onto the current City & Guilds Level 2 Electrical Installations qualification which, in turn, gives the entry requirements for the City & Guilds level 3 qualification. Students may also progress from Level 1 onto an Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) and from Level 2 onto an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).

Upon completion of Level 3 students may choose to enter employment as a trainee electrician. If you are already a trainee electrician then you may be able to progress to senior trainee. Students who successfully complete the level 3 course can progress onto the BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering).

Electrical Installations Level 1/2/3
LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
Clacton
Braintree
DurationThree Years
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
The College at Clacton
The College at Braintree
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,648
19+: Year 2: £2,075
19+: Year 3: £3,345

Disclaimer

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