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Electrical Diploma Level 1 at Canterbury College

Course description

This is a Level 1 Qualification that enables you to progress into further learning in the Building Services, Electrical sector. You will learn practical skills that enable you to complete basic common Electrotechnical tasks. This level is ideal if you're just starting out and want a good basic understanding of the Electrical industry.

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, Electrical Installation Wiring and Terminations, Fabrication Techniques for Electrical Installations and Electrical Science and Technology.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade E-G (2 or 1) including - Functional Skills English and maths Entry 3 or GCSE Grade 1 or 2


Assessments are set by City and Guilds, delivered and marked by the tutor or assessor, all units will be internally verified by the college and externally verified by City and Guilds.

Future opportunities

This qualification does not lead directly to a job, but does provide learners with the basic core skills training and underpinning knowledge to progress into further learning such as an apprenticeship in Electrical or the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform. Please go to for further information about this process.

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: 05 February 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: C00087/1/1-21
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  • Number of planned places: 20

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