Electrician, apprenticeship, college
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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Short Full-time


Electricians are in great demand, and this course is aimed at those who want to become fully-qualified electricians and to go on to apply for an electrician apprenticeship, or similar.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jan 2025

SCQF Level -  5

Mode - Short Full time

Duration - 6 months

The course is backed by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), which manages the electrical apprenticeship programme in Scotland with the electrical industry and selected colleges.

Paula Burns is a successful local business owner and her journey began with SECTT. Our video interview with her can be viewed here

  • Engineering

    What the course includes

    • Building electrical installations, such as lighting circuits and ring mains, in our electrical workshop
    • Electrical theory
    • Health and safety
    • Working with others
    • Preparation for entry to an apprenticeship

Why choose this course

You will gain valuable industry insight through SECTT.

SECTT also works with employers to secure full apprenticeships for students who successfully complete this 17-week course.

Entry requirements

  • Minimum: relevant National 4 qualifications or
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    A Modern Apprenticeship, to eventually become a fully-qualified electrician; electrical engineering course at a more advanced level.

Interview arrangements

If you are invited for interview, you will be sent full details of the arrangements via email.

This is likely be to a phone or online interview.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.