Vocational • Level 1
About the course
This course will give you the basic skills and knowledge to support your progression to a career in the industry. Key areas of theoretical study are: Health and Safety legislation, Working at Height, Manual Handling and industrial standards, which are aligned to a range of practical skills covering specialist cable connection, termination and essential basic fabrication techniques to meet industry requirements. On this course you will understand the different application of wiring insulation, understand the importance of earth bonding and learn how to work to British Standard Insulation under part P of the Building Regulations. You will be working in our state-of-the-art industrial standard workshops which will give you the best foundation for a career in the electrical industry.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
Two GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language are desirable OR successful completion of the introduction to Construction Programme with merit grades.
You will be assessed on a range of practical skills with a practical end test. Additionally, students will sit a range of modular exams linked to each of the practical elements of the programme.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Electrotechnical Installation, which may then lead you on an appropriate Apprenticeship or Level 3 Diploma as a Sixth Form student. Careers that this course may lead to include self-employed electrician, building services engineer or a range of roles in the management within the construction industry.
You will be required to provide appropriate Personal Protectice Equipment
Extra curricular activities
The division is focused on links with the community and community projects, offering the opportunity for work experience for full-time learners. All areas regularly host and compete in regional and national skills competitions with SkillBuild, SPARKS and HIPS. Other examples of extra-curricular activities include: employer-sponsored 'Job of the Term' awards; construction site visits; entry into national trade skills competitions; excursions to national trade exhibitions; voluntary building work; visits to buildings of architectural significance. You will also have the opportunity to visit industrial sites linked to electrical installation.