If you are looking for an apprenticeship in electrical installation, this pre-apprenticeship course will give you an introduction to electrical installation and will help you develop the skills to progress to that next step.

The course is delivered over one year and gives you the opportunity to take part in a work placement activity over approximately three 3-week periods with an electrical installation company.

The skills that will be developed during this course will help the candidate to achieve employment within the Electrical services industry. 

Skills listed below:

  • Employability
  • Problem solving
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • Hand skills
  • Confidence 


  • 24 weeks full-time study plus approximately nine weeks work placement

The following subject areas will be covered:

  • Maths: Craft 1 and 2
  • Using information technology
  • Fundamental electrical systems
  • Engineering project
  • Inspection and testing of electrical installation
  • Installation of conduit systems
  • Earthing systems
  • Electrical principles
  • Electrical testing and measurement
  • Installation of PVC sheathed wiring systems
  • Installation of trunking systems
  • Safe working practices
  • Communication
  • Information communications technology

Evidence of good attendance and timekeeping from school, college or the workplace is necessary, as is one of the following:

  • Two National 5s at Grade C or above in Maths and English plus two National 4s
  • Certificate: Construction Futures
  • Successful completion of an engineering course at SCQF Level 4
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and you will be required to pass a pre-entry test
  • National Certificate: Built Environment SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 6

Here are a few of the many career opportunities that could present themselves to you:

  • Electrician
  • Technician
  • Modern Apprenticeships in electrical installation
  • Modern Apprenticeship with Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (for more information, visit SECTT)
  • All PPE supplied by the college
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise, short aptitude test and simple colour blindness test