Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 1
Start Date:
36 weeks

Course Sheets

Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Applicants will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade 2(E) or above including Mathematics, English and  ideally Science  All candidates need to produce references and to be successful at interview.

Because of the practical content of the course, general hand skills and hand/eye co-ordination are essential. Applicants must declare any difficulty with colour perception, as employment opportunities may be restricted

Who the course is for
This course is for those wishing to make a career in the electrical industry.
What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.

What you will learn
  • Stucture of the construction industry
  • Fundamental safe working practices
  • Environmental and sustainability measures
  • Site preparation
  • Electrical Installation wiring and termination
  • Fabrication techniques for electrical installation
  • Electrical science and technology
How you will learn
Attendance is normally between 2-3 days a week. Generally there is a requirement for completion of practical exercises and knowledge assessments for each unit. The course is structured and delivered by continuous assessment. It will be your responsibility to update your record book which will show evidence of your experience and achievements.
Progression through to the City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Technical certificate

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
Level 1 Foundation Diploma in Electrical Installation
Additional information

Essential materials, and equipment

You will be expected to provide yourself with:

  • Calculator
  • Writing materials
  • 2 x A4 folders

 The  basic Electricicans tool kit consists of the following:

  • Electricians Cutters    (VDE rated)
  • Electricians Pliers       (VDE rated)
  • Wire Stripping Pliers  (VDE rated)


  • Screwdriver Set (to include):

                            3.5mm Flat Blade Screwdriver (VDE rated)

                            4mm Flat Blade Screwdriver (VDE rated)

                            5.5mm Flat Blade Screwdriver (VDE rated)

                            No 1 Pozi - Driv Screwdriver  (VDE rated)

                            No 2 Pozi - Driv Screwdriver  (VDE rated)

  • Small Level
  • Claw Hammer
  • Electricians Locknife
  • Tape Measure
  • PPE
    • Overalls (Boiler suit)
    • Steel Toe-capped Safety shoes/boots
    • Work Gloves

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