What opportunities will this course give me?

Completion of this course will provide you with knowledge and experience required to gain employment in the electrical industry as an electrical improver, electricians mate, or an advanced apprentice. This course will put you in touch with industry professionals and companies as you will have to complete work placements in order to gain this qualification.
This qualification fulfils the technical qualification requirements for the JIB meaning you would only need to complete a level 3 NVQ and the AM2 exam in order to be a fully qualified electrician.

What will I be learning?

You will study a variety of units and improve your knowledge about electrical installation. You will also build on your practical skills, along with undertaking in-depth inspecting, testing, fault finding and rectification.

Why is this course for me?

This course will consist of 3 days a week at college and 2 days a week (for a significant percentage of the course) on placement with an electrical employer.
On this course you will learn about inspection and testing, fault finding and rectification, electrical principles, and electrical systems design.
The course is assessed by a written exam, which is externally marked, as well as a short project and 2 practical tasks. There are only 2 resits allowed, by the awarding body, on this course.

How will my learning be enhanced?

You will be shown how to use various pieces of industry standard multi-function testing equipment. Additionally you will be shown demonstrations and simulations of industry equipment and electrical principles to aid your understanding. Industry experts will be invited in to give master classes about various aspects of the electrical industry

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Delivery of this course will be in, our purpose built, electrical classrooms which feature the latest inspection and testing assessment rigs. The staff delivering the course are all time served electricians, with years of experience to benefit from, who utilise the latest on-line learning technologies to facilitate delivery and communication.

What do I need to sign up?

Level 2 Electrical Installation and 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 including English and Maths or equivalent Functional Skills. You will also be required to sit BKSB assessments and diagnostic testing.

You will need to undertake a successful interview in college, demonstrating interest and commitment to study.

All students without GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Steel toe-capped footwear is required for the workshop. Other personal protective equipment (PPE) will be supplied by the College.

Text books will enhance your learning; recommendations will be made at the start of the programme.

Qualification details are available at www.cityandguilds.com

If you are aged 16-18 the programme is fully funded. 19+ fees may apply.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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24+: £1,715.00

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ELF3A Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,715.00

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