• 98%

    of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

    Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.

  • 93%

    of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.

    Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Duration:Level:Course location:Course Type:
20/10/202027 Weeks1City CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for people interested in getting started in a career as an electrician. Although it does not provide a vocational electrical installation qualification it will give you the skills needed to move on to becoming an apprentice.

You will need to demonstrate motivation and a keen interest in the electrical installation industry and expect to achieve a good level of maths and English.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery. You will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

The course is taught both theoretically and in the workshop. Over the course you’ll produce a portfolio and take internally set theory tests to assess your progress.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

You will learn the following units:

Structure of the construction industry
Fundamental safe working practices
Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
Site preparation for working in the construction industry
Fabrication tech

Your Curriculum Team

Shane McGuinness

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What’s next?

After successfully completing this course you could move on to the Level 2 qualification in Electro Technical Technology. This course would also allow you to take part in an electrical apprenticeship dependant on securing a suitable employer.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.