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Electrical Installation (T-Prep Foundation Programme)

Course Code: TPELEC
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Two days a week, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

Discover the dynamic world of building services engineering with our comprehensive T-Prep Foundation Programme. Gain a diverse skill set encompassing health and safety, electrical science, installation technology, wiring systems, communication skills, and sustainable technologies. 

Our industry-relevant program equips you with the knowledge and practical experience needed to excel in this vital field. Learn to prioritise safety and compliance while working on hands-on projects, including wiring system installations and sustainable technology integration. 

Join us and become a sought-after professional, ready to make a positive impact on the construction industry’s future. 

Course information

  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering: this topic focuses on the importance of health and safety practices in the construction and maintenance of building services. It covers regulations, risk assessment, hazard identification, and safe working procedures.
  • Principles of Electrical Science: this topic provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of electrical science. It covers basic electrical concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power, and circuit analysis. Students will learn about Ohm’s law, electrical measurements, and the behaviour of electrical components.
  • Electrical Installation Technology: This topic delves into the practical aspects of electrical installations in buildings. It covers electrical wiring systems, distribution boards, cables, conduits, and protective devices. Students will learn about wiring regulations, installation techniques, and electrical safety practices.
  • Installation of Wiring Systems and Enclosures: this topic focuses specifically on the installation of wiring systems and enclosures in buildings. It covers different types of wiring systems, such as conduit, trunking, and cable tray installations. Students will learn about cable management, routing, and the selection of appropriate enclosures.
  • Understanding How to Communicate with Others within Building Services Engineering: this topic emphasises the importance of effective communication within the building services engineering field. It covers communication skills, teamwork, professional conduct, and the ability to interpret and follow technical instructions.
  • Sustainable Technologies: this topic explores sustainable technologies and their application in building services engineering. It covers energy-efficient systems, renewable energy sources, green building practices, and the integration of sustainable technologies into building designs. Students will learn about sustainability standards, energy management, and the environmental impact of building services.
Overall, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of health and safety practices, electrical principles, installation techniques, communication skills, and sustainable technologies within the context of building services engineering.
To be accepted onto this course, you will need to have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above. You will also need to have good practical skills, problem-solving skills, and written/verbal skills.

The qualification is assessed by a mixture of an on-screen exam and practical assessments.

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress onto a T-Level or the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation/Maintenance

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

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