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Study Programme - Electrical Installation Level 1, 2 & 3

Course Name 
Study Programme - Electrical Installation Level 1, 2 & 3Available for applications
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 1 year per level
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code DPL1ELT1F000 DPL2ELT1F000 DPL3ELT1F000
 
Course Overview

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 levels.


 

What you will Study

All study programmes cover health, safety relevant to the electrical installation trade. They also aim to develop practical skills for this craft. With this you will study:

  • Electrical Principles
  • Environmental impact of electrical installations
  • How to work safely in a construction environment
  • How to install cables and equipment
  • How to test and commission electrical installations
  • How to design electrical installations ( level 2/3)
How you will Learn

On an electrical installation study programme, you will learn through classroom teaching and activity incorporating IT access. The college has designated electrical installation workshops and through practical activity, you will develop your installation skills.

This learning is supplemented with engagement with industry specialists. The extent of this depends on the level of the study programme and varies from guest speakers and site visits to carrying out practical activity in a live environment supervised and assessed in this environment.

Course Structure
Level 1 Certificate Level 1 Diploma Level 2 Level 3
Classroom based: 35% 35% 40% 45%
Practical work: 65% 55% 50% 45%
Work placement: - 10% 10% 10%
How you will be Assessed

All study programme assessment is continuous throughout the academic year. Theory subjects are assessed through examination. Examinations are typically in April of the academic year.

Practical assessment is continuous throughout the year with a synoptic assessment in the summer term.

At level 2 and level 3 a work place engagement activity is compulsory.

Entry Requirements

Level 1
3 GCSEs at grade 9-2

Level 2
4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including GCSE English and maths
OR
Level 1 Electrical Installation plus GCSE English and maths grade 9-4

Level 3
4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including GCSE English and maths AND Level 2 Electrical Installation

Attendance Expectations Full-time, can be up to five days per week (Monday to Friday), you may also have some self-study time.
Attendance - Please note This is part of a full-time study programme. It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.
Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students. For electrical installation study programmes these include, safety boots, (approximately £20) replacement protective equipment,(first issue is supplied by the college);the recommended text book (approximately £20).

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Further Study

On completion, you can progress as a full-time learner to the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation. Alternatively, if you have gained employment in the sector you may return as an apprentice on a day release basis to achieve Level 3 NVQ and Diploma.

On completion of the Level 3 Diploma, you can progress to an Access to HE course for Construction.

Career Opportunities 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.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

For further information contact Kevin Mincher by email:  k.mincher@wakefield.ac.uk or phone Course Information on 01924 789111.

Open Events

To see our upcoming Open Events and to sign-up for priority entry, please click here:  https://www.wakefield.ac.uk/college-life/events/

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Client Group (W) 16-18
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Information last amended: 30 September 2022 12:59

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