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This study programme is designed for 16-19 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan). 

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

This qualification is for those waiting to enter the Electrical industry. It gives you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge and gives you the opportunity to progress onto our Level 2 Electrical Installation qualification.
This qualification is aimed at learners who want to learn the basic skills and knowledge of Electrical Installation.

Entry requirements

Four GCSE's including Maths Grade 4, English Grade 3 & Science. It is expected that the applicant will have a genuine interest in the industry and each applicant will be required to attend an interview to ascertain his/her suitability for the course as well as take and pass a short aptitude test. 

Qualifications

City and Guilds Electrical Installation Level 1 (7202-01)

What you'll learn (core modules)

This diploma has seven mandatory 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

 

This course is assessed by multiple choice exams and practical assessments.

 

You will also undertake the English GCSE to attain a grade 4 (or above).

Benefits, skills and character strengths

Students will develop excellent professional skills during their studies equipping them for life in the workplace. The importance of resilience and increasing confidence to work independently is strongly developed in the level 1 programme.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit has a written exam, and there are also practical task assessments throughout the course.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

ElectroTechincal Technologies Centre, Sixth Form Campus, Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds

Where will the course take me?

On successful completion of this course you can apply for the following courses:

 

- Diploma in Electrical Installations Level 2

- Electrical Apprenticeship

Will I need any materials or equipment?

  • Lever arch file
  • Paper, Pens & coloured pencils
  • Scientific calculator
  • Drawing instruments; ruler, protractor etc.
  • Basic electician's tool kit

I'm interested. What should I do now?

You should be encouraged to come along to our open events - meet the teaching staff and current students to find out more about the course before making a decision. If you wish to apply, this can be done online via the college website.

Days & times

Starting September 2023
Tuesday 09:15 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:15 - 16:00
Thursday 08:15 - 16:00


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