This course covers industrial, commercial and domestic electrical installations and is ideal if you are interested in a career as an electrician. You will spend a large amount of time in a simulated working environment learning all aspects of electrical installation works. Time will also be spent within the classroom teaching you the fundamentals of electrical installation theory.
This is a nationally recognised qualification for the building services industry and is the first stepping stone into the trade.
Units you will study include:
- Health and Safety whilst at work
- Using and communicating technical information
- Wiring and testing electrical circuits
- Electrical science
- Installing electrical wiring support systems
Once complete you will be able to work in the electrical industry and also continue training towards NVQ level 3 to qualify fully as an electrician. To become a fully qualified electrician you must achieve a recognised City and Guilds qualification and the NVQ level 3.
The course is assessed through a range of on-line exams and practical assessments.
Getting the Employment Edge
If you’re looking to work in construction you need to have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. Gateshead College will help you become job ready by paying for all of our construction students and apprentices to complete the CITB Health, safety & environment (HS&E) test. We’ll also help you apply for a Construction Skills Certification (CSCS) Card, which is a requirement for all workers and trainees no matter your job role. On many construction sites you won’t be able to enter unless you have passed the HS&E and/or have a valid CSCS card.
Once you’ve passed the HS&E test you’ll be able to gain work experience with local companies to practice the skills you learn at college in the real world. Gaining this experience is ideal for moving onto an apprenticeship or full-time employment.