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Diploma in Electrical Installations

This Electrical Installations course prepares you to safely work to an industry-standard level in an electrical environment and is ideal for anyone who wants to start their career to become a fully qualified electrician. The programme includes Health and Safety, Theory and Technology, Methods Procedures and Requirements, Craft Skills and Science and Principles.

You will study a number of units including:
– Working effectively and safely in an electrotechnical environment
– The principles of technology
– Application of health and safety
– Electrical principles
– The installation of electricity in buildings and structures.

You will also be required to demonstrate safe working practices.

Your study programme will include tutorial sessions and 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 as well as taking place in a work experience placement.

All aspects of the programme will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical-based workshop sessions and will be assessed through a series of practical assessments and exams.

Apply for this course

Sep 2022 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB069 (2022)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year
North Devon campus Apply
Sep 2022 : Mid Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTT041 (2022)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year
Mid Devon campus Apply

Course details


The qualification is achieved through a combination of online exams, written exams, portfolio production and workshop based practical assessments.

Entry Requirements

All entrants must hold four GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent (or above), preferably including GCSE Maths and English. If you do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English you will continue studying these subjects alongside your chosen course(s). At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next level course

You’ll also need to have successfully completed Electrical Installations Level 1 to undertake this programme.


Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to Level 3 or an apprenticeship. You may also wish to consider progressing to another Level 3 programme within Architecture, Construction and the Built Environment.

Facilities and resources

All teaching and learning is carried out in our new Future Technologies Centre, equipped with all the latest teaching aids and specialist equipment.


Q: Do I need a work placement for this course?

A: A work placement is not required but you should try and get some work experience as you progress through the course.

Q: Is there any equipment needed to participate on this course?

A: Safety clothing including boots and overalls need to be purchased by the student. Students are also required to provide their own stationery and textbooks, a full equipment list will be provided at interview.

Q: Are there any costs for this course?

A: 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 that 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 & Guidance Centre.

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

Apply for this course

Staring Date : 12/09/2022
Course Code : FTB069 (2022) North Devon campus, Mid Devon campus Apply
Staring Date : 12/09/2022
Course Code : FTT041 (2022) North Devon campus, Mid Devon campus Apply

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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