Electrical Installation Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This is a one year full time course starting in September.

Entry requirements

  • Two GCSEs including Maths grade 2 and English grade 2 or above.
  • Successful initial assessment.
  • Successful interview.

You will achieve

EAL Level 1 Diploma In Electrical Installation

Course overview

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Students enrolling on to this course will have the unique opportunity of becoming  Academy Learners. Students will be given exclusive access to career talks, career advice and visits to the company and industry related work experience. Students who show their commitment to their studies and a good ability will be offered a Level 3 Engineering apprenticeship

Electricians fit and repair electrical circuits and wiring in people’s homes and businesses. They also install and maintain electrical equipment, instruments and machinery. If you are good with practical work, can follow technical plans and want a varied job, this could be a great career for you. You’ll also need to be well organised and understand the importance of safety regulations. To qualify as an electrician you will need to complete industry-recognised training and qualifications.

Course content

The course has mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover health and safety, environmental protection, installation methods, practical craft skills and electrical science. Optional units cover starting work in construction, preparing for an interview, managing study and developing learning skills.

This qualification will be obtained by the learner once they have achieved the units below:

  • Health and safety in electrical installation
  • Understand fundamental environmental protection measures within building services engineering
  • Installation methods, procedures and requirements
  • Electrical installation craft skills
  • Electrical science, principles and technology

Optional units: One group must be completed:

  • Starting work in construction
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Managing study and developing learning skills

This qualification will be achieved when the learner has successfully completed the theory and practical assessments relating to the units.The learners ability in various aspects of basic electrical installation and related work skills covered in the units. The qualification is assessed by a mixture of on-screen exams, written assignments, and practical assessments. The qualification is not graded and the learner may only achieve a pass.

You will require a ring binder, a calculator, textbook and general stationery.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
S70 2LA

You can progressonto the next level EAL Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Electrical Installation Level 1 Full-time

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