Electrical Installation Diploma Level 1

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 1 Construction

On completion of this level 1 course, you can progress onto the full-time Level 2 Diploma.

This qualification will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills needed for electrical installation. It is suitable for those with little to no prior knowledge of this subject and is a great starting point if you are looking to go on to a level 2 qualification.

To qualify as an electrician studying full-time you will need to complete both the Level 2 and Level 3 diplomas, each taking a year to study. You will then need to complete the final two years of an apprenticeship at Level 3 to become fully qualified.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

You don't currently work within the electrical industry but wish to do so. This course is also ideal for those wanting to acquire the basic knowledge and skills in electrical installation.

You’ll need:

GCSEs in English and maths at grade 3 or above. We will also work with you to improve these grades to 4/5 so you may progress onto a Level 2 qualification.

You’ll learn:

The mandatory units cover:

  • health and safety
  • environmental protection
  • installation methods
  • practical craft skills
  • electrical science

Plus you can choose to study optional units:

  • starting work in construction
  • preparing for an interview
  • managing study
  • developing learning skills


Assessment is via marked practical and theory assessments.

You’ll love:

Learning specialist skills through a mix of workshop and theory sessions.

You’ll go on to:

Go on to the Level 2 full-time diploma or into an apprenticeship at Level 2.

Careers in this industry 

- Installation electrician
- Maintenance electrician
- Electrical design engineer
- Theatre and events electrician
- Plant technician
- Electrical network technician
- Telecommunications engineer




Electrical Installation Diploma Level 1

Start Date

September 2020




1 year


Rebecca Ringrose Electrical Apprentice Ocean Housing

Rebecca is now studying her Level 3 apprenticeship in the outstanding training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne.

“I would certainly recommend this type of career to other young girls,
don’t be put off thinking you can’t do it. Once qualified you’ll always
have work, perhaps have the opportunity to move abroad and I think
more girls will make the industry a better place to work.”

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