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This Level 1 course is particularly suitable if you are leaving school and want a more practical engineering course before entering employment or going on to further training. You will spend a great deal of time in the College's well-equipped workshops and classrooms, and will gain an excellent foundation in electrical installations.

The study programme consists of a number of compulsory and important elements:

  • Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation (7202)
  • Functional Skills/GCSE - Mathematics and English at an appropriate level
  • Work Experience

This will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to understand the principles of electrical installations through carrying out practice work in our fully-equipped workshops.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core Units:

    • Structure of the construction industry
    • Fundamental safe working practices
    • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
    • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
    • Electrical installation wiring and terminations
    • Fabrication techniques for electrical installation
    • Electrical science and technology

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal if you have an interest in learning the basic skills and knowledge involved in electrical installation, wish to gain a Level 1 qualification in electrical installation and want to progress onto the Level 2 Electrotechnical course.

    It is aimed at 16 to 19 year olds, but there are some spaces are available to adult students.

  • How is the course assessed?

    For the Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation (7202) you can learn, train and demonstrate your true skills by simulation in the workshop. Your abilities will be tested in the workshop and you will need to prove that you can do a number of work-related tasks. You will be assessed in several ways: by assignments and on-line tests; and by observation - an assessor watches you work and checks that you can do the tasks.

  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • The principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems

    • The practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

    • The principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment

    • Apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice
    • Apply the requirements of the current edition of the wiring regulations.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Work reliably and effectively without close supervision

    • Work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public

    • Maintain and enhance competence in own area.
  • General info

    Students are expected to come to College everyday with a scientific calculator, ruler, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities. Other protective clothing will be provided and must be worn, for example, safety goggles and failure to follow this requirement will result in the students being excluded from the workshop until they comply.

    Students are also expected to purchase and bring with them every day a copy of the IET On-Site Guide BS 7671:2008(2011) ISBN 978-1-84919-287-3

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    On successful completion of all elements of their study programme students can be interviewed for the Level 2 City and Guilds Electrical/Electronic Programme, or if they have improved grades they can apply for the Level 2 City and Guilds Electrotechnical Programme or apply for an Apprenticeship.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    4 GCSEs at Grade 2 including English and maths

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.