The study programme provides training for students wishing to work as an Electrician. The programme offers the opportunity to carry out practical electrical installation tasks in the state of the art workshops led by highly experienced technical experts. Underpinning knowledge is gained through classroom based sessions led by qualified and competent lecturers. Subjects covered include working safely, installing and testing, maintenance and fault finding, and team working. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
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Students will need to have successfully completed the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent, and have GCSE Maths and English at grade D or equivalent.
You will have the chance to improve and develop your skills in our fully equipped modern workshops and our dedicated, purpose built inspection and test facilities. You can even show off the skills you learn by taking part in demonstrations at local shows and exhibitions and participating in local and national competitions such as “World Skills”
The study programme will also develop personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the electrical industry. You will have the chance to help yourself become more employable, with 60 hours work related experience involving community projects and work with local employers.
Students can work towards securing employment with the opportunity to continue studying under the apprenticeship scheme.
Progress in their career with further training into job roles such as Technician, System Designer, Estimator, Project/Contracts Manager, Site/Workshop Supervisor/Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer or Commercial Manager
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £3345. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
Trips and visits, safety boots and work trousers, starter tool kit and textbooks BS7671, On Site Guide IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition, BS7671, Requirements for Electrical Installations 17th Edition, Organising & Managing the Work Environment (Doughton M & Hooper J), Principles of Design, Installation and Maintenance (Doughton M & Hooper J)
I used to work in the Civil Service for the DVLA for more than 20 years but when the government closed the offices, I found myself out of a job. My uncle was an electrician. Sadly he died when I was a teenager but my mum always said he would have taken me on as an apprentice. That was always in the back of my mind - I always said that if I left my job, I would train to become an electrician. So when I was made redundant, it gave me the opportunity I needed. When I was at school, I didn’t really try. But being older and with more responsibilities, I worked hard. There was only one exam I took where I got less than 70%. I had such a good time at College and that really helped me to succeed.