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Electrical - City & Guilds Electrical Installation – Level One at Calderdale College

Course description

If you want a rewarding career as a professional Electrician then this course will give you the hands-on skills you need to get started and will introduce the principles behind the most technical and exciting occupation within the construction industries.

Course content

At least half of the course will be spent carrying out practical tasks in the workshop that are carefully designed so that you are learning the principals of electrical engineering whilst you are working with your hands. This means that you will see why the maths and science is important because as your theory skills improve, so will your practical ability. Remember, that we cannot see, touch, taste, hear or smell electricity so you need to be able to explain how it works and why it behaves in certain ways. Your understanding of the formulae and theories will make you a better engineer, able to design systems, install them and then commission them. That is where the money is. We also help you to prepare for your future by giving you more than just electrical skills. We will show you how to run your own business and even let you have a go at it through enterprise projects where you learn how to manage a team and make a profit. We have employers come into college to talk to you about what they want from an employee and we have past students visit so you can ask questions and find out what it is really like to be working as an Electrician. We have designed a wide range of challenging workshop tasks which will allow youto be able to hit the ground running and become very employable.

Entry requirements

We want to make sure you are going to enrol on the right course so to help us we assess your current level of maths and English. The assessment is a tool to help us plan your development and support you in choosing the right level of study. After the assessment we will invite you in to speak to one of the tutors so that you have a chance to ask all of the questions that you might have and to give you a clear plan of what you need to do.


Candidates are assessed formatively throughout the duration of the course and are required to build a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates their understanding of the subject and practical competences. There are also online multiple choice examinations and a practical assignment that must be completed.

Practical workshops, group work, individual study and site simulation.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

When you achieve your Level 1 qualification there is a
wide range of routes open to you. We have designed
the course with City & Guilds to make sure that if there
is one part of the course that you really enjoyed you
will have the entrance criteria to begin to specialise
and become an expert in that particular aspect.
This is the first step to becoming a fully qualified
Electrician and for some students it is the first part of
the path that leads to University and Higher Education.

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

or click the link to apply onlie:

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 7 Weeks (2 days) or 13 weeks (2 evenings)
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