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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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course content

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

Assessment methods

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.

Additional information

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.

Funding information

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

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 20/09/2016 Tue, Thu 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm £740 Cauldwell Street D1640 Course in progress

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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