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Electrical Installations - Level 1 - Full-time (North Devon)

Level 1
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
One year

If a career in the electrical industry - or other industries that rely on electrical installation skills - is what you want, this course is a great place to start. The content of the course is based around electrical construction and is ideal for you if you would like to work in the industry but do not yet have an apprenticeship.

Ideal for those setting their sights on a career in the electrical industry but don't yet have an apprenticeship.


This study programme has five mandatory units, which between them cover:
- Electrical installation theory and technology
- Electrical installation methods, procedures and requirements
- Electrical installation craft skills
- Electrical science and principles
- Health and safety

Within the qualification, the learner will have the opportunity to utilise the IET On-Site Guide, and also be introduced to how regulations (including BS 7671) affect electrical installation. The qualification covers standard circuits as described in the On-Site Guide.

You will also learn how to prepare for an interview and manage your study skills.

Your progress is assessed through a combination of practical assessments and written exams. All aspects of the course will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical-based workshop sessions.

Your study programme will include tutorial sessions and an opportunity for you to find work experience. You will also study Maths and English if a GCSE at grade 5/4 or above has not previously been achieved in these subjects.
You will undergo progressive assessment on the completion of the practical and theoretical elements at the end of each unit.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or equivalent or above, preferably including Maths and English.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 3 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 1 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.
Passing this study programme is a stepping stone to the Level 2 Electrical Installation course. You could also choose to progress to an apprenticeship or other programmes within the architecture and construction field.
Practical sessions will take place in our fully-equipped specialised electrical workshops.
Learners will need to bring:
- 2 A4 lever arch folders
- Lined paper
- 2 A4 sets of dividers (10s)
- Black and blue pens
- Permanent Marker (e.g. sharpie)
- Fine point black or blue pen
- Pencils - essential for all workshop sessions
- Eraser
- Sharpener
- Ruler
- Calculator (non scientific)
- Memory stick
- Steel toe cap boots
- £10 to credit your printing account
Safety clothing including boots need to be purchased by the student.
Students are required to provide their own stationery and textbooks; a full equipment list will be provided at interview.
Students are asked to pay a contribution towards materials and learning resources used in workshops and classrooms.
There may also be trips throughout the year which may incur a cost.
If you are a 19+ learner there may be course fees, unless you are eligible for a remission. Financial support may be available, if you require further information contact the Advice and Guidance Centre on 01271 852422.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.

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