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Electrical Installation Level 2 at Kendal College

Course description

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to solve practical problems of an electrical nature. Electrical installation is an interesting and popular career, with skilled tradesman in high demand.

The course usually runs over 3 days a week.

Our tutors are highly qualified with relevant industry and teaching experience. The facilities and equipment are representative of what is used in domestic, commercial and industrial settings.

The department usually runs 2 or 3 trips per year. Previous trips have included visits to local electrical wholesalers, electrical firms and providers of specialist equipment.

Kendal College have developed excellent links with local employers - many of whom offer students work experience opportunities. this adds value to the students’ CV and also allows employers to identify student’s potential.

On this programme, students will gain twam work, communication, dexterity and time management skills. You will also gain an awareness of health and safety regulations.

Teaching will be 50/50 between theory or practical lessons. theory is learnt first, followed by practical and then assessment.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ‘C’ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Course content

Modules include:

  • Health & Safety in Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Installation Theory & Technology
  • Electrical Installation Methods, Procedures & Requirements
  • Electrical Installation Craft Skills
  • Electrical Science & Principles

Entry requirements

For Level 2 entry you will need four GCSEs at A*-C including Maths.

Assessment

Assessment usually commences from December. Ongoing assessment through practical work counts towards 75/80% of the overall mark, and the exam counts towards 20/25%. 

Future opportunities

On completion of the Level 2 qualification you can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Building & Structures) or you could go straight into work and seek employment as an Apprentice / Advanced Apprentice Electrician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • The majority of our courses are based at our main site. The College completed a £12.9 million new build project in 2008, which includes reception, conference and seminar suites, hairdressing salons and 250-seat cafe with external balcony. The site also features the stunning Construction and Heritage Centre, which features cutting edge facilities for carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation.

      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.