• 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 Weeks2City CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is anyone who wants a career in the electrical installation industry. You will learn the following topics:

How to wire lighting and power circuits with using a variety of cables, fixtures and tools.
Health and safety
Electrical principles
Basic fault diagnosis and testing
How to interpret wiring diagrams

It is preferred that you have a minimum of 2 grade C/4 with a grade 4 in Maths and grade 3 in GCSE English Language, or have successfully completed a suitable Level 1 course.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.A fee of £20 is required prior to the start of the course to cover the cost of PPE.
19+450.00*You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.A fee of £20 is required prior to the start of the course to cover the cost of PPE.

You will learn through a combination of practical skills in the workshop and subject theory in the classroom.

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.

Your Curriculum Team

Mel Reed

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What’s next?

After successfully completing this course you could progress onto the Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Diploma Level 3.

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.