There are many different ways to work as an electrician, from being a self-employed general technician working on domestic repairs or new home builds, to big engineering projects or lighting stadiums and festivals. You could specialise in installation, maintenance, construction of systems, repair or even work supporting highways systems.
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.
This Level 2 course is ideal for those looking to take their first steps to becoming a fully qualified electrician working in both commercial and domestic environments. It covers a wide range of practical skills plus much of the essential science.
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You wish to pursue a career as an electrician and would like to progress to the Level 3 diploma or a Level 3 apprenticeship.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 including English and maths. If you do not meet these entry requirements, there is a Level 1 programme you could start on.
How to work effectively and safely in an electro-technical environment, identifying sources of technical information, and building knowledge of electrical machinery and operations, scientific concepts, circuitry, and earth fault protection.
To be assessed by a range of methods from online multiple choice questions to workshop-based practical assignments.
Acquiring the skills and knowledge to work in this exciting industry. We are the only training centre offering free qualifications for school leavers to train full-time in Cornwall.
The full-time Level 3 diploma, or move to a Level 3 apprenticeship and earn while you learn and complete your training.
Careers in this industry
- Installation electrician
- Maintenance electrician
- Electrical design engineer
- Theatre and events electrician
- Plant technician
- Electrical network technician
- Telecommunications engineer
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.