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Construction - Level 1 Diploma in Electrical at Wakefield College

Course description

This is an introductory course aimed at learners wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in electrical installation. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks andunderpinning knowledge involved in electrical installation

Course content

When you are enrolled on the Electrical qualification you will study wiring and terminals, fabrication techniques, and electrical science and technology.  There are also a further four subjects which are covered - Structure of the construction industry, environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings and site preparation in the construction industry.

This course consists of seven units, each with its own learning outcome.  These units are:

  • Unit 101 Structure of the construction industry.
  • Unit 102 Fundamental safe working practice.
  • Unit 103 Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings.  Unit 104 Site preparation in the construction industry.
  • Unit 105 Electrical installation wiring and termination.
  • Unit 106 Fabrication techniques.
  • Unit 107 Electrical science and technology.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at A*-E (or new grade 9-3) AND Working at a minimum Level 1 in both English and Maths


The course is continually assessed throughout the year through written answer tests, computer based tests, practical assessments.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this study programme it is possible to progress to full time study at level 2, or with suitable employment to study on a level 3 advanced apprenticeship programme in electrical Installation.

Career Opportunities

This qualification can lead to a career in Electrical Installation.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 March 2017
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.