Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) (QCF)
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
What will you be working towards?
||National Award (BTEC)
An advanced level course, this programme will help you to develop an in-depth knowledge of electrical installations. It will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a qualified electrician. Throughout the programme you will develop skills and knowledge in inspection and testing as well as fault finding. Theory sessions include electrical design and advanced principles.
You must pass a colour blind test to be eligible for the course.
Units you may study include:
Fault diagnosis and rectification
Knowledge and skills in carrying out inspections
Knowledge and skills in testing and commissioning
Electrical systems design
Career awareness in building services engineering
How will it be delivered?
60% Assessment - Coursework
40% Assessment - Exam
Ideally at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 or A*-C including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.
Your next steps...
After completing your course you could progress on to study engineering or related fields at a university. Alternatively, you could progress straight into employment in the engineering industry including an apprenticeship. Studying electrical maintenance could lead to a career in electrical maintenance, electrical installations, manufacturing and many other opportunities.