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.
- 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 continues through the year, and a 21 hour assessment will take place at the end of the year. There will be 5 theory exms over the course of the academic year.
For Level 2 entry, you will need four GCSEs at 4 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.
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Have an annual salary of less than £20,319.
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit.
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another school/college.
- Are aged 19 or over on 31/08/23 and do not already have a Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification.
- Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship.
See the Student Money pages for more information.