Course Code
16104 18
Course Title
Level 1
1 year
Entry Requirements
Interview and references
Start Date
Days and Times

Entrance requirements

  • Interview
  • References

Course Description

Via individual and group tasks involving theory and practical. You will be Installing and testing a number of Electrical accessories used within different Electrical circuits.

This course will provide you with a good basic understanding of Lighting and Power circuits supported by general theory and practice. You will gain hand skills and knowledge that will be required for progression to the Level 2 Diploma.

Progression route / what jobs can it lead to?

This course will gain you entry to a Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation and /or will strongly support any application for an apprenticeship in many areas of the Electrical Industry.

Who is the course suitable for?

If exams are not your preferred method of study then this course may be right for you.

This course is for learners 16 plus who prefer and respond to “hands on” learning. The structure has a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which will stimulate and interest learners.

This course should not be viewed as an easier alternative because you are going to be trained by experienced professionals who have knowledge in the fields you may be interested in. We have high professional standards and expectations of our learners

Course content

The basic skills and Knowledge involved in the Electrical Industry. The qualification is covered within 7 units within these units you will learn about

  • Health and Safety,
  • Tools and materials,
  • Fixing, cutting and Drilling,
  • Electrical Installation of circuits and how to test them,
  • Fabricating and fixing conduit,
  • Trunking and cable tray,
  • Electrical science enabling you to understand and apply simple calculations.

    Development of Maths and English

Students who have not yet achieved at least a C grade in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements.

At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C grade at GCSE level.

Employability Skills Development

Your study programme includes 1 hour per week of employability skills development which includes Careers Education, support and guidance on progression opportunities.

How will the course be taught?

Completing 9 Practical assessments within a workshop environment.

7 Written Knowledge question tests within a classroom environment

Lectures, discussions, independent research and practical tasks.

How will I know how well I am doing?

Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their tutees on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.

Are there any additional costs?

Coming to college is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

What course can I do next?

You will progress onto the City and Guilds Level 2 2365

Where can I get further support / advice?

Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website:

How do I join the course?

Fill in an application form and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.

Course Fees

If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August of the year you begin your course or if you are actively seeking employment and can provide evidence that you’re in receipt of a state benefit e.g. job seekers, housing benefit- this course may be free!

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