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Electrical Installation Diploma level 1 at Leicester College

Course description

This qualification is for students wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in electrical Installation. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in electrical installation. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

Through practical and theoretical study you will cover the following to gain a good base knowledge of this area: 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.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course is one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 2 or above (E/F) plus two further GCSE's at grade 2 or above including a science or technology based subject. Consideration will be given to learners aged 19 and over who do not have formal English and maths qualifications.


Assessment will be on a continual and assignment basis. Your progress will be monitored on a college system called Pro Portal that will enable you to track you progress against your goals and aspirations. All work will be graded and checked for content as well grammatical errors. All work produced is designed to help the learner grow in confidence during their learning programme.

Financial information

Material fee £90.00. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plus an identified tool kit will require purchasing. Approximate combined cost of £85. Previous Leicester College students may only require a top-up tool kit at a reduced cost. Individuals will also require stationery. There is a materials fee applicable to this course.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of a level 1 study programme enables learners to progress on to the level 2 Certificate in Electrical Installation or the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma In Electrical Installation, which can lead to a higher level apprenticeship. On successful completion of the apprenticeship learners would be recognised by the industry as ‘competent electricians’.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2018
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