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Electrical Installation Level 1 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

For budding Electricians, who want to gain recognised qualifications, coupled with the practical experience required to work within the electrical industry.

Course content

Develop the skills for a career in the electrotechnical industry. You will cover the following areas.: 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 1.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 grade 3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths.


Throughout the course you will be assessed on the various units by multiple choice exams, plus written and practical assessments.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Fab Futures team on 01942 761111.

Future opportunities

You may progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation or an apprenticeship.This course is designed to open up the world of Engineering as a continuing student or in employment.

Further information

You will require safety boots and an overall for workshop sessions at the College. You will also require the full range of stationary and mathes equipment associated with this type of course. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

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: 07 December 2018

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    • The College's Pagefield Centre is a purpose built facility to educate students, apprentices and tradespeople of the future.

      This state-of-the-art facility offers a range of Courses in Construction Crafts and Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering.

      Large workshops and training environments, together with the latest machinery, software and equipment allow our students to gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

      The Centre boasts an excellent reputation amongst a range of employers across the Wigan Borough which is exemplified by our students quickly progressing into the professional industry.

      Pagefield Centre is currently receiving a £1.4m development in top of the range facilities to add to its already impressive learning environment.

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      There will also be a plasma cutting bed and a new thermodynamic and fluid mechanic laboratory.

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      If you're considering a future in the trades, then this Centre could be your pathway to success.