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Electrical L1

Building Services (Electrical) Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


This qualification covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in electrical installation. All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshops, laboratories and classrooms under guidance from qualified and experienced staff. Your course will be made up of units which will likely be; Structure of the construction industry, fundamental safe working practices, environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings, site preparation for working in the construction industry, electrical installation wiring and terminations. fabrication techniques for electrical installation and electrical science and technology.
Good English and Maths skills are essential for most jobs and courses you will progress onto. The construction industry in East Anglia is expanding at a fast rate, over the next 5 years it is expected to grow by 14% offering a good range of job opportunities across the sector.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Achieve 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, including Maths & English at grade 3 or above. Demonstrate commitment, motivation and enthusiasm to succeed on the course. Assessment at interview.


Assessment is usually through assignments throughout the year


On successful completion of this course with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from your course leader, you could progress onto Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation. You could also consider an Apprenticeship.

Career Progression

The qualification will allow you to progress into employment, although not as a fully qualified electrician but at an Improver/Electrician's Mate level. In order to fully qualify as an Electrician you will need to complete a Level 3 qualification either College or work based. For further information about job roles please check: National Careers Service - Electrician.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition feeIs are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop In addition to this there will be costs for Uniform of steel toe capped boots, trousers and logo shirt. Approximate costs lb40 Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.