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Power up your career with Electrical Installation at Bedford College

What would we do without electricity? Think back to the last power cut in your house; you might have found a torch and a book to read for half an hour, but the novelty soon wears off!

It takes something like a power cut to realise how much we rely on electricity, and not just at home. Think about the lighting at a football stadium or a concert, transport networks and, dare we say it, the internet!

Electricians get to work behind the scenes at some impressive places and play their part in bringing together events and venues that people know and love.

Our Electrical Installation study programmes will enable you to access a range of electrical jobs and careers, following in the footsteps of past students. Our students have gone on to work for major electrical contractors, on some very exciting projects including The Shard, Crossrail and Heathrow Airport. Others have joined apprenticeship programmes working for the Red Bull Formula One team!

You’ll learn and develop your skills in the College’s purpose built workshops at the heart of the Cauldwell Street campus, as you prepare for success in this hands-on career.

From Electrical Installation you could go on to study an undergraduate qualification here at College. Our Foundation Degree in Building Services & Sustainability could open up careers in design consultancy, production management, implementation, commissioning, cyclic maintenance management, or senior management.

Alternatively, if you’d rather stay a bit more hands on, the HNC/HND in Electronic Engineering can lead to careers as an  engineer in aerospace, broadcasting, telecommunications and helping people stay connected across the world, design and IT. So as you can see, studying Electrical Installation can open up many new doors for you.

Our Electrical Installation students have been on trips to look at how power stations generate electricity on a huge scale. They also take part in both internal and external competitions with other colleges throughout the year with great prizes on offer. Every year we have local employers contact us to recruit our best students, give talks on what they look for in an individual and give away prizes for the best and most improved student.

Full-time student Ryan says: “The tutors treat you as an adult who is taking his/her next step to finding future employment. In fact, if there is anything I can recommend to others about Bedford College, it would be the tutors and how they are always willing to further you in any way they can, as well as their commendable amount of dedication to doing it. I don't think I wouldn't have progressed as far as I had without their support.”

We also offer part-time courses in electrical installation, which will provide you with the nationally-recognised skills and qualifications you need to carry out a range of electrical installation work in the industry.

Find out more about Electrical Installation courses at Bedford College