Electricians work on both construction and maintenance schemes. On
Construction schemes, Electricians follow architects plans to install new
electrical equipment to domestic, commercial and industrial developments. On
maintenance schemes, Electricians fix and upgrade existing electrical systems
and repair equipment in both domestic and business property. This can include,
installing/ re wiring lighting or power circuits; installing new consumer units
installing new sockets and lights.
Electricians are currently the highest paid trade in Construction, with an
average salary for a qualified electrician being £30, 800. A large number of
qualified electricians become self-employed, working at hourly rates £20 to £50
per hour. A self-employed electrician can expect an average salary near to
£40,000 per year.
This is an ideal course for those who are looking to learn on a full-time
basis and have identified that they want to enter the construction/maintenance
sector and have a career as an electrician.
Electrical installation study programmes start with a level 1 certificate
/level 1 diploma or level 2 diploma. Learners progress to level 3 study either
as a full time learner or as an apprentice.
Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all