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Electrical Study Programme at Leeds College of Building

Course description

What's it all about?

Electrician's fit, test and repair electrical installations found in homes and businesses. This could include, fitting consumer units and circuit breakers, connecting wires to sockets, switches and light fittings and installing fire alarms. Installation electricians follow architects or contractors plan to install new electricity equipment. 

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • An understanding of mathematics, calculations and physics
  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • The ability to follow written information and instructions

How much could I earn?

Newly qualified electricians may earn between £19,000 and £22,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £23,000 and £30,000.

What qualifications could I achieve?

  • Level 1 Extended Certificate
  • Level 2 Diploma

Course content

What would I learn at College?

  • How to install cables and equipment including sockets and switches for electrical installations
  • How to test and commission electrical installations to ensure they work and meet the health and safety requirements
  • The health and safety legislation relating to the installation and maintenance of electrical systems
  • The environmental impact of electrical installations
  • How to design electrical installations selecting the correct size and type of cable and equipment (level 2 only)

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to sit a BKSB assessment and attend an interview. You must have achieved a relevant Level 1 electrical qualification or scored high enough on the BKSB assessment to commence the Level 2 Diploma.

It is desirable that you have 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D in English, maths and science.

It is recommended that students who experience difficulty in distinguishing colours take a colour vision examination before enrolment onto this course.


Future opportunities

You could progress from a level 2 to a level 3 qualification. There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education at the College.

Further information

Please note this course is training only and to achieve the full trade NVQ qualification and become fully qualified, you must have on site experience and assessments. 

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: 06 March 2018
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