Course overview

Electrical Installation Level 1 Diploma for School Leavers City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time Electrical Installation Diploma will develop your knowledge and skills.

If you are looking for a career as an electrician, this course will provide you with a great opportunity to develop the required knowledge for the trade.

It will also provide the precious time to take your GCSE in Maths and/or English to enable you to apply for apprenticeships or progress onto a Level 2 Diploma qualification which is industry recognised, leading to paid employment.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for 16 -18-year-olds who want to develop skills and knowledge in electrical installation, but need Grades 4 in GCSE English and or Maths, which is vital for a career as an electrician.

What you'll learn

This qualification is an introduction to working in an electrical craft and has both knowledge and practical elements.

Your study will include basic electrical installation using hand and powered tools, science, communication, calculation of components and safe working practices.

You will be required to study Maths and or English as part of your course.

Course entry requirements

This course requires English and Maths at Grade 3.

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will have to provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure that we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish. Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This is a full-time course.

Alongside your College tutorials, you will be required to take part in work experience and self-directed study and retake those vital GCSEs in Maths and or English required at Grade 4 if you want to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma, which is an industry-recognised qualification, leading into paid work.

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress. Some of the ways in which your success will be measured are attendance, exams, online assessments, practical assessments and a portfolio of work.

Future career and study opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress to a Level 2 Diploma or an Apprenticeship.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, you may likely need to pay for travel and stationery.

You will need your own protective footwear for practical sessions and will need to buy a workwear uniform. You may also need a high-visibility vest, protective goggles and gloves for some tasks.

We offer some equipment which is free for you to use in college.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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