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Construction and Building Technology

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Prepare for a career in electrical installation with this introductory course that builds basic knowledge, understanding and skills.

You will gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to understand the principles of electrical installations through carrying out practice work in our fully-equipped workshops.

The units you may study are likely to include:

  • 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
  • Electrical science and technology

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, preferably to include Maths and English, or a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Level 1.

Students who have not yet achieved grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course.


This course is particularly suitable if you are leaving school and want a practical, engineering focused course as preparation for employment, an apprenticeship or further training. Adults looking for a change in career are also encouraged to apply but may have to pay fees.


Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 1


The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments and tests.

Home Study

Students are expected to carry out some self study, typically six hours per week, and are expected to complete any work that has not been completed during lesson times.

Work Placement

There is an element of work experience within this qualification. The expectation is that students will fulfil a work placement if suitable.


Students can progress to Electrical Installation Level 2 or an apprenticeship in Electrical Installation.

Fees and Additional Costs

All tools and equipment will be available during the course to allow students to complete successfully. Students are required to purchase safety boots to be worn during workshop based lessons. If you are over 18 there will be an exam board registration fee. Additional costs may be required for industry specific text books. Details will be given at interview.

Additional Information

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