Electrical Installation City & Guilds 7202 Level 1 Certificate (evening)
This course is the first year of the evening attendance route to becoming a qualified electrician, and will give you an introduction to the skills needed to carry out a range of electrical installation activities to start work in the industry. Units of study will include an introduction to all types of circuits, including the underpinning theory and regulations. This one year evening course will require you to attend two nights a week, allowing you to study around your work. The course is designed to give you the required level of knowledge and understanding to advance on to the second year and study the Level 2 qualification, the next stage towards becoming a qualified electrician.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, though you will need to have good numeracy and literacy skills, along with a strong interest in being an electrician. Entry to the course will be subject to a successful interview and online assessment, and you will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications.
This course will over you both practical and theoretical insights into the electrotechnical field of expertise. The practical aspect will be covered through carrying out various types of electrical installations, initially on boards and progressing on to real size as your ability increases; the theoretical side will be covered in a classroom environment. There will be a 50/50 split between practical and theory.
During the course you will be able to study the following topics:
- Structure of the construction industry
- Fundamental safe working practices
- Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
- Site preparation for working in the construction industry
- Electrical installation wiring and terminations
- Fabrication techniques for electrical installation
- Electrical science and technology
You will be assessed through a combination of written assignments and practical assessments.
Further study and career options
On successful completion of this course you can progress on to a second year to study the Electrical Installation (Buildings & Services) Level 2 Diploma (City & Guilds 2365). If you find employment during the year you can transfer to the day release City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ.
To take part in this course you will need steel toe footwear for practical sessions; you will also need to provide your own note-taking equipment and a scientific calculator. The cost of all materials used in practical lessons is included in the enrolment.
This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions