Courses are delivered by experienced staff in industry standard, well-equipped workshops

Does working in the electrical technology field spark your interest? Our comprehensive courses offer practical learning in the College’s workshops that will prepare you for success in this hands-on career.

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

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Part-time courses

For more details about our Part-time courses please use the links below:

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Courses we offer

Level 2 Study Programme

Electrical Installation Intermediate Level 2 (offered at Bedford College and Tresham College)

Level 3 Study Programme

Electrical Installation Advanced Level 3 (offered at Bedford College and Tresham College)

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (find out more)

Entry requirements

Level 2 Study Programme

Duration: One year
3 GCSEs grades 9-3 or A* – D ideally including English and Maths

OR Relevant Level 1 qualification with Functional Skills

Duration: Two years
3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and Maths

Level 3 Study Programme

Duration: 1 year
4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C ideally including English and maths
OR Electrical Installation Level 2 Diploma with Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths

If you are over 21 you can gain entry to a subject via a successful interview and written assessment, and will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications.

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3
You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-4, including English, maths and science, or equivalent. You must have a keen interest in electrical / electronic engineering

Mature students

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered on relevant work experience rather than qualifications.

What will I be doing?

Course Content

Level 2 Study Programme Overview

This study programme will give you an introduction to the skills you will need to carry out a range of electrical installation activities required to start work in the industry. Units of study will include an introduction to all types of circuits, including the theory and regulations behind them. You will also gain both practical and theoretical insights into the electrotechnical field of expertise.

Level 3 Study Programme Overview

This study programme is intended for those who want to expand their knowledge and proficiencies within the electrotechnical industry. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the field. The study programme lasts one year and is aimed at those who have recently completed a full-time Level 2 qualification, or those with relevant experience and knowledge of the industry.

Level 3 Apprenticeship Overview

The Electrotechnical industry involves the installation, maintenance and repair of Electrotechnical equipment. This apprenticeship is a recognised route to gain an industry accepted qualification. It will help train and develop your skills but also help you to understand the industry and the businesses sector you’d be working in. This course offers the underpinning knowledge and on site assessment package that will give you “Fully qualified Electrical Contractor” status. Bedford College has built up reputable relationships with a number of local and national employers, helping and assisting in delivering excellence to their workforce.

Course Structure & Expectations

Course Structure
Your full-time Further Education course will consist of a study programme. This means that alongside your industry-recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills. In short, your study programme will provide you with:

  • A nationally-recognised qualification
  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills
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Electrical Installation Level 2

Michael Neale

I enjoy the practical side of the Electrical Installation. We’ve made cages for cables from metal trunking, which we had to cut and bend into shape. We also have to wire up a board; we’re given a photo to copy and have to take the measurements and wire it up to standard.

My tutors are brilliant and good fun to be around. It’s everyone’s choice to be here so we all get the work done.  We’ve had speakers come in from local companies to talk to us about how to write a good CV and work experience opportunities.

I want to stay on and complete Level 3. I’m currently employed by Center Parcs as a Lifeguard so I plan to look at electrical opportunities within the company, such as electric maintenance or a service technician apprenticeship.

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