Course Details

  • If you’re 16-19 years old and you want to work as an electrician in the building services industry then this course is for you.

    Designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills, this course will provide you with the platform from which to progress through further into a Level 3 T Level or alternatively help you take a step towards being a competent electrician.

    You’ll be required to complete a 315 hour work placement as part of your study programme while you gain an understanding of the skills required within the electrotechnical sector by studying units such as scientific principles, installation of wiring systems and enclosures, and electrical installations technology.

    Through this course you’ll work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training and provide demonstrations and talks on the industry.

  • If you’re applying direct from school you must possess either Maths or English at GCSE Grade 4 with the other at GCSE Grade 3 and, preferably, a Science GCSE at Grade 4.
    If you’re progressing from Level 1 Electrical Installation you must possess Level 2 Maths and English, a Distinction Grade Profile and Gold Standard “Trade Test” profile.

  • You will be assessed by one externally set, externally moderated assignment and one externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions. You will then receive a final grade of either Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may be able to progress onto our Level 3 T Level in Building Services Engineering (Electrical Installation).
    This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the electrotechnical industry and so will help you on your way to becoming a competent electrician

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.

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