Electrical Installation Level 1 16-18 Full Time

Level 1 – NVQ or Equivalent

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

Attendance Full-Time


The Level 1 Diploma is designed to prepare young people for entry into the construction industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 35 Weeks
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This is a full time course developed for school leavers who want to build a career within the crafts of the construction/plastering industry.

Qualification Gained

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

  • Structure of the Construction Industry
  • Safe Working Practice
  • Site Preparation Working in the Construction Industry
  • Electrical Wiring and Termination
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Fabrication Techniques for Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Science and Technology

Learning Methods

You will learn through: - Lectures - Group Work - Demonstrations - Discussions - Hands-on Practical Training and Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on the learner showing their ability as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

Knowledge course work and testing with specialist practical Synoptic Assignments.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 1 course and a proven record of good attendance you will be given opportunity to progress to the Intermediate Diploma Level 2, which is a full time course.

Alternatively if you gain employment you may wish to return through the apprenticeship route.

Career Opportunities

This Diploma Level 1 qualification will prepare you to either progress to the Intermediate Diploma Level 2 full time course or into a working apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 2 in both English and maths.

If English is not your first language, you will need an English Test score of 5.0 or above.


Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.