Course code
Full time
1 year
September only

Our Electrical Installation courses have been designed to develop your skills and knowledge, enabling you to work in the industry as a trainee Electrician. These courses combine theoretical and practical competencies, which include the installation of electrical circuits, equipment, cables and accessories and the use of hand and power tools. You will be required to complete a range of practical projects, work experience and develop your skills and knowledge through studying a range of subjects.

The topics studied on this course are:

  • Planning and overseeing electrical work activities
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Electrical installations inspection testing and commissioning
  • Electrical systems design
  • Requirements for electrical installations

This programme includes a 45-day (315 hour) industry placement to help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress into employment within the sector

Theory exam, synoptic assignment, practical assessments and employer

Career opportunities may include:

  • Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Technician

You are required to purchase PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that you must wear in all practical sessions; this will include a hi-visibility vest, a pair of gloves and safety goggles, all available to purchase from college at enrolment. In addition, you will also need to purchase a pair of steel toe capped boots.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For Level 3 Electrical Installation: GCSE 9-4 in Maths & English Language and a Pass on the Level 2 Electrical Installation Course.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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