Are you a practical learner? Would you like to progress in a thriving trade? If so, the Level 1 Electrical Installation course will give you the key knowledge and skills to progress on to higher qualifications and begin your career in this industry.
As well as studying the underpinning theory and principles of electrical science, on this course you will carry out a multitude of practical training tasks such as the installation of cables and accessories for lighting circuits, as well as electrical power/socket circuits. The course will teach you everything from the fabrication of plastic and metal conduit and trunking, to the inspection and testing of all aspects of the installation for health and safety purposes.
The Electrical Installation industry is currently thriving, with opportunities to earn high salaries and even travel abroad. You're sure to be entering into an ever-growing trade as in 2019, for another year running, it's been a great period for Electricians, who not only continue to earn the most out of all of the trades but have also seen the biggest increase in average salary at 5%. As your career progresses you could move into design engineering, project management, consultancy work or training. You could even set up your own business and become your own boss! This level is ideal if you are just starting out and need a basic understanding of the electrical installation industry.
This fascinating and highly practical course will allow you to develop craft and hand-skills to prepare for a career in the Electrical Installation industry. You will study in fully kitted out workshops with the latest technology and equipment to ensure you are up to date with the current industry. You will study a range of topics such as fundamental safe working practices, environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings, electrical installation wiring and termination, fabrication techniques for electrical installation, electrical science and technology, site preparation for working in the construction industry and the structure of the construction industry.
After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to progress onto the Level 2 in Electrical Installation, which can lead to opportunities to study at university, or take an apprenticeship to earn while you learn. You could also take an alternative route to progress into Electrical & Electronic Engineering. After progressing through the levels of study, many students on this course have progressed onto specialisms within the sector which include; alarm and emergency systems, renewable energy installation, building services, highway lighting, communications & IT.
Working with employers is a key part of our Electrical Installation course, to ready you for your next step. You will compete in competitions as well as taking part in regular site visits, with employers observing your work so you can show off your skills. We work with employers such as Napit, Crabtree, IET and Aico Ltd, to ensure that your knowledge is up to date with current industry standards.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake work placement which could lead to amazing opportunities. All students will complete 1 week work placement for every year of their course. Many of our previous students have gone above and beyond to complete additional voluntary work. This has even led to level 1 learners securing apprenticeship and part-time work opportunities.
You will be allocated a Progress Coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and onto your chosen career or progression path. We also have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
We are proud to have built lasting relationships with many industry leading experts who we regularly invite into the college as guest speakers, including the E5 Group and the IET, to give talks and demonstrations on the latest innovative technologies on the market to enable students to keep up-to-date with the latest developments within the electrical installation sector.
Our state of the art industry standard workshops will help to prepare you for working in Electrical Installation. We work with companies such as Collingwood Lighting, who supply us with the latest LED lighting for our students to work on, to make sure you have the best tools and equipment possible to complete your course. We are also the only college in the area to be supported by leading manufacturers such as Schnieder Electric who supply our students with the latest innovative 18th edition compliant products on the market, as well as Linian.
We have many expert tutors in place with over a century of experience working across the globe, passing on a wealth of knowledge to the new generation of electricians, and bringing a huge variety of experience to draw upon.
At Warrington & Vale Royal College we are proud of our students' abilities, so your skills will be showcased on the competition stage in yearly competitions, where companies, suppliers and employers are invited into the college to observe you working. Through connections with employers and impressing at these events, many students have landed apprenticeship and part-time job opportunities.
You will also have the opportunity to get out into industry throughout the year, on visits to places such as hydroelectric power plants and manufacturers, to gain an understanding in the inner workings of the industry, and get a taste of employment in the sector.
You will need steel toecap footwear for practical workshop activities as well as a college uniform. Additional costs are charged to cover visits, industry standard text books and other equipment, all of which remain the property of the student.