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Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

18 weeks - 2.5 Days per week

Start date
Jan 2023
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Course overview

This course provides the underpinning knowledge, practical skills and experience if you are looking to secure a Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation.

The main emphasis of the course is progression to full-time employment in the Electrical Installation Sector. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a SECTT Selection Test during the course to help increase your employment prospects.

What you will learn

The course is made up of several theoretical units and practical projects that are closely related to an  apprenticeship programme, ensuring that progression from the course into an apprenticeship programme is simple and relevant. You will gain underpinning knowledge of electrical fundamentals and associated principles, wiring skills and you will be well prepared for potential work in the Electrical Installation Sector.

The programme is provided in association with the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT).

Entry requirements

It is preferable if you have completed the SECTT Selection Test and passed successfully and you should be able to provide evidence of this.  

If you have not completed a SECTT Selection Test previously, entry to the programme will be through a successful Aptitude Test, which will take place within the College campus. In addition to a successful result, you must display the following through a reference.

  • Proof of attendance and timekeeping standards prior to course entry
  • Demonstrable work ethic, attitude, and application to educational study
  • Successful or pending grades in National 5 Maths and English

Career Opportunities

Potential Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation or BSE trade discipline once you have successfully completed the course. You may also have to undertake a sector or trade association skills test to progress to an apprenticeship.

Future prospects


Full-time further education in City & Guilds programmes such as Electrical Installation, Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation or Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.