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York College


Entry requirements

Applicants for this course require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C including Maths (grade 4), English (grade 4) and Science and will be assessed and interviewed prior to acceptance on to the course.


One year.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Working Effectively and Safely as an Electrician
  • Principles of Electrical Installation which includes Basic Mechanics (Resistance, Voltage, Amps), Magnetism and Transformers, AC and DC Supplies, Electrical Circuits, and Methods of Wiring and Earth Bonding Requirements
  • Principles of Electrical Machines (AC/DC Machines)
  • Electrical Installation to Buildings and Structures which includes Wiring Systems, Cable Calculations, Fire Alarms and Security Systems, and Inspection and Testing of Systems
All students will be expected to work towards completion of the GCSE English and/or Maths qualification (as required) alongside this course to enable progression onto Level 3.

How will I be assessed?

Practical and online multi-choice tests.

What could it lead to?

On completion of this Diploma students can progress onto the next level or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, and then onto higher level courses in Construction.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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