Electrical Installation – Level 1 at Halifax

Study Area: 16-18
Duration: 36 Weeks (Diploma) or 18 Weeks (Award)
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

If you want a rewarding career as a professional Electrician then this course will give you the hands-on skills you need to get started. It will introduce the principles behind the most technical and exciting occupation within the construction industries.

At least half of the course will be spent carrying out practical tasks in the workshop that are carefully designed so that you are learning the principals of electrical engineering whilst you are working with your hands.

This means that you will see why the maths and science is important because as your theory skills improve, so will your practical ability.

Remember, that we cannot see, touch, taste, hear or smell electricity so you need to be able to explain how it works and why it behaves in certain ways.

Your understanding of the formulae and theories will make you a better engineer, able to design systems, install them and then commission them. That is where the money is.

We also help you to prepare for your future by giving you more than just electrical skills. We will show you how to run your own business and even let you have a go at it through enterprise projects where you learn how to manage a team and make a profit.

We have employers come into college to talk to you about what they want from an employee and we have past students visit so you can ask questions and find out what it is really like to be working as an Electrician.

You will work towards the following units to make up the full qualification:

  • Health & Safety
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations technology
  • Installation of wiring systems & enclosures
  • How to communicate with others within the building trade

Each unit will include an externally set assessment to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the unit. Students will have to participate in a course suitability test within the first six weeks of the course.

Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

All applicants will be required to complete a suitability assessment. An interview with a specialist tutor will follow.

Candidates are required to show enthusiasm and commitment to the course. It is desirable to have a minimum grade C/4 for Maths and English GCSE, but if not achieved it will be essential to improve your Maths and English skills whilst on this course.


When you achieve your Level 1 qualification there is a wide range of routes open to you.

This is the first step to becoming a fully qualified Electrician and for some students it is the first part of the path that leads to University and Higher Education.

Assessment Methods

Practical assessments, portfolio based work written assessments and online exams.

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team on 01422 399367 for more information.

Electrical Installation – Level 1 at Halifax

Study Area: 16-18
Duration: 36 Weeks (Diploma) or 18 Weeks (Award)
Attendance: Full Time
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