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Electrical Installation Level 1 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

You can take this Level 1 Diploma if you have no previous experience within the Electrotechnical sector. This level is ideal if you are just starting out and want a basic understanding of the Electrical industry. Learners will have the opportunity upon completion to progress onto the next level of vocational learning within the Electrotechnical sector.

Course content

This is a QCF qualification. Learners will need to undertake the following mandatory units;

  • Structure of the construction industry
  • Fundamental safe working practices
  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
  • Fabrication techniques for electrical installation
  • Electrical science and technology.

This qualification enables you to develop craft and hand-skills before progressing into further learning within Electrotechnical. All of the units develop your practical skills and enable you to demonstrate your ability to complete common tasks within the industry. This is a standalone qualification and is suitable for anyone who is aged 16 and over.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D or above. It is preferred that the GCSEs include Maths.


You will be assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, external examinations, a portfolio of written work and practical assessments

Financial information

Students will need to possess steel toecap footwear. Additional costs are charged to cover visits, industry standard text books and other equipment, all of which remain the property of the student.

Future opportunities

This programme is designed prepare you for employment as a trainee electrician or as an apprentice. Alternatively, you could choose to progress on to the BTEC Level 2 Electrical Installation course.

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 studing here. We will support you in obtaining a placement in a relevant vocational setting.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Appropriate trips will be organised throughout the year including visits to 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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