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Electrical Installations Level 1 at Northampton College

Course description

This Level 1 course is particularly suitable if you are leaving school and want a more practical engineering course before entering employment or going on to further training. You will spend a great deal of time in the College's well-equipped workshops and classrooms, and will gain an excellent foundation in electrical installations. The course consists of a number of compulsory and important elements: - Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation (7202) - Functional Skills/GCSE - Mathematics and English at an appropriate level.To achieve the Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation (7202), you will have to complete the following 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 - Electrical installation wiring and terminations - Fabrication techniques for electrical installation - Electrical science and technology This will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to understand the principles of electrical installations through carrying out practice work in our fully-equipped workshops.Should you wish to know more about the qualification and the units, please look at the awarding body qualification hand book using the link below:

Course content

This qualification is for students wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in electrical installation and then wanting to progress onto the Level 2 Electrotechnical course. Specifically 16 to 19 year olds, but some spaces are available to adult students.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade E or above including Mathematics or Functional Skills Mathematics and English at Entry Level 3.


For the Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation (7202) you can learn, train and demonstrate your true skills by simulation in the workshop. Your abilities will be tested in the workshop and you will need to prove that you can do a number of work-related tasks. You will be assessed in several ways: by assignments and on-line tests; and by observation - an assessor watches you work and checks that you can do the tasks.The Functional Skills qualifications requires the student to complete a portfolio and/or exam at a level appropriate to the current level of being delivered but students are encouraged to stretch themselves and encouraged to achieve a higher level. An examination may be necessary dependant on existing level of GSCE qualification, except where credit is given to approved prior learning which may lead to exemption from the exam.

Further information

Students are expected to come to College everyday with a scientific calculator, ruler, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities. Other protective clothing will be provided and must be worn, for example, safety goggles and failure to follow this requirement will result in the students being excluded from the workshop until they comply.Students are also expected to purchase and bring with them every day a copy of the IET On-Site Guide BS 7671:2008(2011) ISBN 978-1-84919-287-3Students aged 19 or over at the start of the course will be required to pay exam fees of approximately £165 at enrolment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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