Ideal if: you want to improve your electrical installation skills and competency.
You’ll learn: the theory and regulations of electrical installation, domestic and industrial wiring systems, electrical science and health and safety.
Expect: to develop your trade skills in our purpose-built electrical centre and as part of the GC House renovation project.
You’ll love: learning from guest speakers, including former students working in the trade and employers.
Diploma in Electrical Installation
You will study:
- Domestic and industrial wiring systems
- Electrical science
- Health and safety
This one year course will leave you equipped to become a trainee electrician. Functional skills are also integrated into the course and you will be taught Communication, Application of number and ICT; these skills are an integral part of your learning experience.
This qualification will teach you the theory and regulations of Electrical Installation which include wiring systems, health and safety policies and the science and principles.
Electricians work on a very wide range of projects, from bringing power to homes to taking part in major engineering projects. Their tasks can range from transporting data along fibre optic cables to programming computer-controlled ‘intelligent’ buildings and factories. They can also work with renewable technology, such as wind turbines or photovoltaic systems that turn the sun’s energy into electricity.
As an electrician, you may work in one or more of the following areas:
- complex projects such as shopping centres, sports stadiums, hospitals and new housing projects
- advanced data-cabling, data-handling systems and fibre-optic systems
- computer controlled building management systems
- renewable energy systems
- control equipment for complex industrial manufacturing and processing
To become an electrician you will need to have good practical skills, an ability to follow technical drawings, building plans and wiring diagrams, to work carefully, methodically and safely and to measure accurately.
You’ll need a head for heights and be willing to work in all sorts of weather. Sometimes you’ll have to work in confined spaces, and you’ll need good written and verbal communication skills. You’ll need to be able to work in a team as well as using your own initiative. You’ll require a flexible approach, good problem-solving, analytical and evaluation skills. You’ll also need to plan and organise other people's work, and motivate them to perform.
Steel toe capped shoes/boots and sturdy clothing to protect your body will be required.
When qualified, the salary range you can expect in the industry will be between £18,000 and £42,000 (National Careers Service data 2018).
Gloucestershire College recognises the importance of all learners getting the Maths and English qualifications that they will need to be successful in their chosen career. For this reason all full-time learners who have not achieved grade A*-C or 4 and above Maths or English Language GCSE will work towards these qualifications as part of their studies.
At Gloucestershire College we want students to develop their English and maths skills so that they achieve their learning goals and future career aims. For this reason all full-time students who have not achieved grade A* to C English language or maths GCSE will study these subjects as part of their course.
September 2020 (TBC)
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