Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 1 in Electrical Installations

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:1 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019

Course Overview

This programme has been designed to give you the opportunity to pick up some cores skills and knowledge that gives you the opportunity to progress onto the level 2 and 3 electrical installation qualifications. With teaching and instruction from specialist staff you will gain an understanding of and a variety of practical skills which include:
• Wiring and terminals.
• Fabrication techniques.
• Electrical science and technology.
• Structure of the construction industry.
• Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings.
• Site preparation in the construction industry.

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the construction industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course. Vocational core skills of English and Maths will be embedding in the programme along with specialist delivery to enable learners to reach GCSE grade 4 or equivalent standards to meet industry requirements.

In addition to the specialist skills described above, we will help you to develop a range of wider skills that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities. At CRC we call this package of skills the Passport to Success.   Core skills, Employability, Personal Learning, Social and Community skills, together with your Specialist skills and qualification will give you a distinct advantage when it is time for you to progress to employment or further and higher education.  

Skills you can gain include:
• C.V. writing
• Interview techniques
• Customer service
• Maths and English skills needed in day to day life
• Self-study and research
• Team working to complete projects

You can also develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including:
• Further full time training onto the L2 Diploma in Electrotechnical Craft (EAL).
• Gaining employment within the Electrical industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience.

Entry Requirements

To access this course, you will need to have 2 GCSEs to include grade 4 (C) in Maths and preferably 3 (D) in English, general education and a keen interest in the world of Electrical installations.

You will have a keen, enthusiastic interest in the world of Electrical installations and have a satisfactory reference from your last school or college tutor with an attendance record of 87% or above (Actual attendance).

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the course tutors.

Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course; additionally each unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.
Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.