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. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01539 814700