Apprenticeships
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2015 to July 2016) and are subject to change next year.

All our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 24 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out a 24+ loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.


Electrical is taught over 4 years with the 4th year solely based in the workplace. The first three years is to establish skills and ability to perform within the electrical environment in your workplace. Some aspects of skill and competence will be assessed during the first three years with an increase in focus coming as the fourth year begins: Completed in the college

  • Understanding Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures

  • (Installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)

  • Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems

  • Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation)

  • Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment

  • Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

  • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems

  • Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

  • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

  • Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems

Completed in the workplace

  • Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices (Installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)

  • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems

  • Overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical installation)

  • Planning, preparing and installing wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

  • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems

  • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

  • Electrotechnical Occupational competence (AM2)

The electrical course is a combined qualification. This means that you will not qualify in any qualification unless you complete both the college and the workplace aspects of them course. The bottom 7-8 topics are all completed in the workplace. You will be informed about the tasks you need to be assessed in the workplace when you are inducted on the course

Entry Requirements

You are required to be in paid employment, self-employment is not allowed. If you are not working, you can enrol on our full-time programme and seek employment in the future which will allow you to start the apprenticeship at a later date.

Assessment Method

The technical certificate (knowledge units) is tested via an online exam which is taken after a period of training. The practical work is completed after training in core and specific skills to the area you are working in. Each practical test will stretch and improve your skills in a sequence to get you to the level and competence required.

The NVQ aspects of the course are completed via on site assessment in the workplace. This is completed via observed work, evidence from witnesses and discussions in relation to knowledge of the construction environment. You must connect, encase and test a range of items within the workplace twice to prove competence over time for identified tasks. You will be told these items when you start the course.

Progression Opportunities

You will be able to work as a qualified Electrician on domestic, industrial and commercial locations. The work will involve the installation of different types of cables and using a variety of installation methods for each system, as well as this you will be able to use inspecting /fault finding techniques required for electrical installation.

Study Methods

Construction is based at Acton Campus for the training of the technical certificate skills. Practical work is trained and tested within a workshop after a period of skills training.

Enrolment

We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times. www.wlc.ac.uk/enrol