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Electrical Installations Diploma Level 1 at PETROC

Course description

If a career in the electrical industry - or other industries that rely on electrical installation skills, is what you want, this course is a great place to start. The content of the course is based around electrical construction and is ideal for you if you would like to work in the industry but do not yet have an apprenticeship.

Course content

This study programme has five mandatory units, which between them cover electrical installation theory and technology, electrical installation methods, procedures and requirements, electrical installation craft skills, electrical science and principles and health and safety. 

Within the qualification the learner will have the opportunity to utilise the IET On-Site Guide, and also be introduced to how regulations (including BS 7671) affect electrical installation. The qualification covers standard circuits as described in the On-Site Guide.

You will also learn how to prepare for an interview and manage your study skills.

Your progress is assessed through a combination of practical assessments and written exams. All aspects of the course will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical-based workshop sessions.

Your study programme will include tutorial sessions and work experience. You will also study maths and English if a GCSE at grade C or above has not previously been achieved in these subjects.

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade E/2 or equivalent or above, preferably including Maths and English Language. 

At the end of the one-year programme all learners are expected to have achieved GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade 4, or show that they have been working towards improving their English and Maths by achieving an improvement to their previous grade.


You will undergo progressive assessment on the completion of the practical and theoretical elements at the end of each unit. There is an end of unit exam for all theoretical units.

Financial information

Q. Is there any equipment needed to participate on this course?
A. Safety clothing including boots and work trousers need to be purchased by the student. Students are also required to provide their own stationery and textbooks, a full equipment list will be provided at interview.

Q. Are there any costs for this course?
A. Students are asked to pay a contribution towards materials and learning resources used in workshops and classrooms. There may also be trips throughout the year which may incur a cost. Financial support may be available, if you require further information contact the guidance centre on 01271 338125.

Future opportunities

Passing this study programme is a stepping stone to the Level 2 Electrical Installation course. You could also choose to progress to an apprenticeship or other programmes within the architecture and construction field.

Further information

Practical sessions will take place in our fully equipped specialised electrical workshops.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact PETROC directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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