This course will give you the skills and knowledge to solve practical problems of an electrical nature. Electrical installation is an interesting and popular career, with skilled tradesman in high demand.
The course usually runs over 3 days a week.
Our tutors are highly qualified with relevant industry and teaching experience. The facilities and equipment are representative of what is used in domestic, commercial and industrial settings.
The department usually runs 2 or 3 trips per year. Previous trips have included visits to local electrical wholesalers, electrical firms and providers of specialist equipment.
Kendal College have developed excellent links with local employers - many of whom offer students work experience opportunities. this adds value to the students' CV and also allows employers to identify student's potential.
On this programme, students will gain teamwork, communication, dexterity and time management skills. You will also gain an awareness of health and safety regulations.
Teaching will be 50/50 between theory or practical lessons. theory is learnt first, followed by practical and then assessment.
All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a 'C' grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.
- Health & Safety in Electrical Installation
- Electrical Installation Theory & Technology
- Electrical Installation Methods, Procedures & Requirements
- Electrical Installation Craft Skills
- Electrical Science & Principles
Assessment usually commences from December. Ongoing assessment through practical work counts towards 75/80% of the overall mark, and the exam counts towards 20/25%.
For Level 2 entry you will need four GCSEs at 3 or above, including English & Maths.
After Your Course
On completion of the Level 2 qualification you can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Building & Structures) or you could go straight into work and seek employment as an Apprentice / Advanced Apprentice Electrician.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course