2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 1

Course code


Fee Information

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Course details may be subject to change.

This course provides learners with the perfect introduction to electrical installation. You will develop the essential skills and knowledge required for further study or employment.You will work in our fully equipped workshops to build an understanding of a range of electrical systems and how to carry out various tasks, such as safe working practices, site preparation, fabrication techniques, wiring and terminations, and environmental and sustainability measures.

Entry Criteria

You will hold a minimum grade 3 (D) in GCSE maths and English.

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase PPE at a cost of £20, including safety boots and protective work wear. You must provide your own stationery and scientific calculator. Learners are also encouraged to purchase a personal copy of the IET Onsite Guide.

What are the next steps?

You will meet with a course tutor for an informal chat. Please bring your predicted or achieved GCSE results and a school report.

Study Aims

This course provides learners with the perfect opportunity to develop the core skills and knowledge required for pursuing a career in electrical installation. It will prepare you for progression onto our Level 2 Electrical Installation study programme.

Modules Studied

You will study the following modules:

  • Structure of the Construction Industry
  • Fundamental Safe Working Practices
  • Environmental and Sustainability Measures in Domestic Dwellings
  • Site Preparation for Working in the Construction Industry
  • Fabrication Techniques for Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Installation Wiring and Terminations
  • Electrical Science and Technology.

Teaching and Assessment

You will undertake practical and knowledge based activities under tutor supervision. Feedback will be given in weekly tutorial sessions. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your progress and target grades. You will be encouraged to stretch and challenge yourself to achieve the highest levels.

Industry Links

You will have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities, such as visiting building developments to observe current working techniques in industry. Guest speakers will also be invited into college to deliver seminars on industry developments and professional updates.


Learners who demonstrate acceptable progress and a commitment to the programme will be given the opportunity to attend a work placement with a relevant employer subject to availability. This is a perfect opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience, and develop their skills, in a real working environment.

Where can it take me?

Engineering technicians £30,680 Potential salary

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Civil engineers £44,200 Potential salary

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Engineering professionals n.e.c. £41,600 Potential salary

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