This qualification is a 1-year course and allows the learner to practice and be assessed in a secure environment on the installation of wiring systems, together with the relevant theory of electrical installation. You will study the following mandatory content: • Health and safety • Electrical installation theory and technology • Electrical installation methods, procedures and requirements • Electrical installation craft skills • Electrical science and principles To gain this qualification, learners must successfully achieve: • Five mandatory units, including the related on-screen examinations, a centre-marked assignment and a practical test for each unit • The specified synoptic assessment
How will I know how I am doing?
At the end of the year, your practical skills will be assessed through a synoptic end test. You will also take a multiple-choice theory exam. Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor throughout the year, and you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one progress reviews with your tutor to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals.
What do I need to join?
You will have 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, which must include at least a 3 and a 4 in Maths and English. Ideally, candidates will have completed the Level 1 Diploma or be able to demonstrate knowledge of the trade and complete a skills assessment.
Maths & English
Learners with a grade 3 in Maths and English are required to retake the qualification, and this will be taught alongside their vocational qualification. Learners with a grade 2 or below in Maths or English will study functional skills alongside their vocational qualification.
In addition to obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience, learners will also develop other skills, such as interview techniques, CV preparation and digital skills, to prepare them for the world of work. Learners will participate in trade competitions judged by local employers and participate in cross-college employability events.
All learners are required to complete work experience in a construction environment. This could be with local construction companies or as part of a community project. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their employability and practical skills in their chosen trade and will assist with their progression choices.
What can I do next?
After successful completion, you can progress to a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation. Alternatively, entry to an apprenticeship can be gained if suitable employment is found.
Course information last updated: Friday 10th July 2020 @ 8.41am (17 hours ago)