Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Foundation
2 September 2019TBCDerek Mcgrath

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) this should include English, Maths & ideally Science.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates needs to produce references and be successful at interview.

Because of the practical content of the course, general hand skills and hand/eye co-ordination are essential. Applicants must declare any difficulty with colour perception, as employment opportunities may be restricted.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course is for those wishing to make a career in the electrical industry.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Structure of the construction industry
  • Fundamental safe working practices
  • Environmental and sustainability measures
  • Site preparation
  • Electrical installation wiring and termination
  • Fabrication techniques for electrical installation
  • Electrical science and technology

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work placements and any work experience are highly desirable but subject to availability.  All candidates are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to gain purposeful work experience during their course.  It is not realistic for the College to be expected to find trainees a placement; though we will do all we can to assist in finding suitable opportunities.  The timetable is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to complete at least one/two days of work experience within their academic week.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

The College can offer a variety of additional qualifications and activities beyond the core course requirements.  All students are invited to complete additional qualifications.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

Attendance is normally between 3-4 days a week.

Generally there is a requirement for completion of practical exercises and knowledge assessments for each unit.  The course is structured and delivered by continuous assessment. It will be your responsibility to update your record book which will show evidence of your experience and achievements.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

  • Progression through to the City & Guilds 2357  NVQ 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical systems, (this is dependent upon adequate work based evidence to support  the N.V.Q. assessment  )

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Essential materials, books and equipment. You will be expected to provide yourself with:

Overalls and safety footwear (£40 approx.)

45º and 60º set squares, scale rule, calculator, writing materials (£15 approx.)

The Electricians tool kit consists of the following:

  • Insulated screwdrivers – large pozi, large flat blade and terminal screwdriver.
  • Insulated pliers, side cutters and wirestrippers,
  • Hammer

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Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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