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 is usually held over 3 days.
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 team work, 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 course. Those students who have not yet achieved a Grade 4 (or C) at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them. However, students will still have to achieve the stated Entry Requirements before they start the course.
The course covers:
- Understanding environmental legislation
- Working practices & principles of environmental technology systems
- Electrical Installation Planning, Preparing & Designing
- Electrical Installation Craft Skills
- Inspection, Testing, Commissioning & Certification of Electro technical systems in buildings, structures & the environment
- Diagnosing & correcting electrical faults in electro technical systems & equipment in buildings, structures & the environment
- Electrical Science & Principles
- Requirements of BS7671 and its application to electrical installations
You will be assessed by assignments and an online examination.
The awarding body is EAL.
This course is intended for those who have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation or similar qualifications.
NB: Enrolment on this course is dependent on meeting the Entry Requirements stated above.
After Your Course
On completion of this qualification, students can progress onto an apprenticeship to become a fully qualified 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
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.