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Electrical Installations (Beginner) - Level 1


Are you fascinated by the world of electrical installation? Our beginner's course is tailor-made for individuals who are eager to pursue a hands-on career in this field. This course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and behaviors to prepare you for further study at a higher level, apprenticeships, or full-time employment.

The electrical industry is a vital sector encompassing power generation, transmission, distribution, conversion, and the utilisation of electric energy. It also includes electrical equipment and various specialised electrical products. As you progress in your career, you'll have opportunities to advance into senior roles such as site supervisor or construction manager.

Throughout the course, we will cover comprehensive electrical installation knowledge through a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. You'll have the chance to engage in enriching activities, including industry and community-based projects, as well as exciting trips and visits.

Our strong connections with local businesses enable us to offer valuable work-based projects, providing you with practical experience and a deep understanding of industry expectations. Through our partnerships with esteemed industry employers like Persimmon Homes, Wilmott Dixon, Mansfield District Council, and Bolsover Council, you'll have access to exciting work-related opportunities. These collaborations ensure that you develop the skills and expertise that employers in the electrical installation industry seek.

Our dedicated Electrical Installation Academy, located within our state-of-the-art Construction Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, offers specialised training for students pursuing a career in building services. Equipped with top-of-the-line facilities, our Electrical Installation Academy provides the perfect environment for honing the specialist skills and techniques required in this trade, ensuring you're well-prepared for prospective employment.

Join us on this exciting journey into the world of electrical installation and embark on a pathway to a successful career in the construction industry.

Start dates and fees

  • Uniform and PPE must be purchased in advance.
  • Payment for CSCS card.
Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20242193A1301FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

  • During the course, you will develop a range of skills;
  • Health and safety
  • Communication with others
  • The ability to install cables, conduits, tubing, and switching devices.
  • How to use appropriate power tools.
  • The knowledge to read and understand blueprints.
  • Understand all procedures and electrical safety rules

You will be expected to study Functional Skills English and maths throughout your programme of study.

You will predominantly study via practical sessions although theory sessions will also be included. You will have the opportunity to participate in extensive enrichment activities, such as industry and community-based projects, as well as trips and visits.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3, including English and maths
  • Or successful completion of the Introduction to Construction (Foundation) - Entry Level 3 course

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

One year.

What can I progress onto?

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Apply online

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