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This qualification is aimed at you if you, if you are looking to start a career in the electrical industry.

This qualification is suitable for anyone from 16 years old or over. There are no formal entry requirements for anyone wishing to take this qualification.

This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Electrical industry.

The following areas that will be covered within this qualification:

  • Health and safety
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations
  • Installation of wiring systems
  • Communication within building services engineering.

Centres and providers may work with local employers who can contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers may provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers. This practically based training is ideal preparation for training on the job or specialist further study.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.


Continual assessment and you must pass all units.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs A*-D/9-3 including English, with maths A*-C/9-4; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level. Suitable for people without experience in electrical and are looking to get into the industry, subject to interview and references.

Next Steps

Progress to Level 3 in electrical installation or find a job as an electrician's mate in the electrical contracting or maintenance industries.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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