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Electrical Installation Diploma level 1 – C3074

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Course Overview

This qualification is for students aged 16-18 wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in Electrical Installation. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in electrical installation.

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

Through practical and theoretical study, you will cover the following to gain a good base knowledge of this area: 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.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry to this course is one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of study. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 2 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 2 or above including a science or technology-based subject.

All students will undertake a probationary period for the first six weeks of their programme. During this time, attendance, attitude, attainment and application towards study will be monitored. A final decision as to the most appropriate level and the outcome will be discussed with you towards the end of your probationary period.

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be on a continual and assignment basis. Your progress will be monitored on a college system called Pro Portal that will enable you to track your progress against your goals and aspirations. All work will be graded and checked for content as well as grammatical errors. All work produced is designed to help the student grow in confidence during their learning programme.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Additional Costs

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plus an identified tool kit will require purchasing. The approximate combined cost of £85. Previous Leicester College students may only require a top-up tool kit at a reduced cost. Individuals will also require stationery. There is a materials fee applicable to this course. Re-sits for applicable examinations are chargeable.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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Course and Career progression

Successful completion of a level 1 study programme enables you to progress on to the level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation or the level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma In Electrical Installation, which can lead to a higher level apprenticeship. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be recognised by the industry as ‘competent electricians’.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event/Interview at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. 

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