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PEO Level 1 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

This course is for candidates who want to start working as electricians in the building services engineering sector.

It gives candidates the opportunity to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electro-technology sector.

Course content

Topic covered on this course include;

  • Observing correct health & safety procedures
  • Communicating with co-workers and other tradespersons
  • Checking and using work equipment correctly
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Wiring Electrical equipment and circuits
  • Assembling electrical wiring support systems.

This course begins to develop your practical skills but also introduces the scientific, mathematical and trade specific concepts relating to electrical installation work.

Entry requirements

You will need to possess a Grade D or above in maths, English and physical science. 


You will build up a portfolio of evidence of the tasks which you have completed throughout the year.

Written and practical assessments will be taken during each unit throughout the year.

Financial information

Additional costs are kept to a minimum and students are encouraged to begin purchasing their own hand-tools during the course, although the following are necessary;

  • Suitable writing equipment including pens, paper and a scientific calculator.
  • BS7671 On-Site Guide and suitable textbook (The City & Guilds Textbook: Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) ISBN: 9780851932828)
  • Navy Polo T-Shirt with the college logo and electrical embroidery
  • Black cargo/work trousers
  • Safety shoes or boots - rigger boots are not allowed.

Within the first week of term you will be advised on the reading list you will need to obtain access that will assist you in completing the course.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Alternatively, you can seek employment within the industry

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

The college is committed to ensuring that all students benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement whilst at college. All students must complete a minimum of 30 hours in a work placement in a relevant vocational setting.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Trips will be organised throughout the year including visits to trade shows and hydroelectric power plants.

Are there any links with industry?

We have developed very good links with a number of major employers in the area. These relationships have proven to be very helpful in supporting previous students to obtain employment in the industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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    • By Rail: Anyone travelling by train should disembark at Central Station in Warrington. Our Winwick Road Campus is around a 20 minute walk along the A49 (you will pass the Warrington Wolves RLFC stadium and the Tesco supermarket on your left).

      By Bus: Warrington & Vale Royal College is easily accessible by bus from the town centre and nearby Cheshire districts. Bus numbers* 19, 20, 21, 22 from the Warrington Bus Station to Winwick Road Campus.

      *Please note bus numbers are subject to change.