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Electrical Installation City & Guilds 7202 Level 1 Certificate (evening)

An introduction to the skills to carry out a range of electrical installation activities needed to start work in the industry. Units of study will include an introduction to all types of circuits, comprising the theory and regulations behind it. This course requires attendance for two evenings a week set over two years; both years of the course must be completed to achieve the qualification. This course is designed to give students the required level of understanding and underpinning knowledge to advance onto the Level 3 qualification, on the path to ultimately become a qualified electrician.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, though you will need to have good numeracy and literacy skills, along with a strong interest in being an electrician. Entry to the course will be subject to a successful interview.

Course content

This course offers learners both practical and theoretical insights into the electrotechnical field of expertise. The practical aspect is covered by carrying out various types of electrical installations initially on boards, progressing onto real size as your ability increases, while the theoretical side is covered in a classroom environment. There is approximately a 50% split between practical and theory.

During the course you will be able to study the following topics:

  • Health and Safety and Industry Practices
  • Electrical Science
  • Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Technology

Assessment methods

Following assessments will be used:

  • Synoptic assignment
  • Online/paper-based exam


City & Guilds Level 1 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation (7202-01)

Further study and career options

This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the electrotechnical industry, which will prepare you to enter an electrotechnical apprenticeship programme or progress onto a Level 3 Electrical Installation course.

Additional information

To take part in this course you will need steel toe footwear for practical sessions; you will also need to provide your own note-taking equipment and a scientific calculator. The cost of all materials used in practical lessons is included in the enrolment.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 24/09/2019 Tue, Thu 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm £994 Cauldwell Street D1640

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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