Electrician, apprenticeship, college
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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5


Please be aware this course is now full. You may still apply and if a space becomes available we will contact you. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email enquiries@west-lothian.ac.uk if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

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Electricians are in great demand. 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. 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.

Read about Aiden Black's West Lothian College experience here


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

    The course includes:

    • Building electrical installations, such as lighting circuits and ring mains, in our electrical workshop
    • Electrical theory
    • Health and safety

Why choose this course

You will gain valuable workplace experience through SECTT which arranges placements with local electrical installation companies. 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
  • Candidates also have to satisfy the SECTT-entry requirements. This includes a colour-blindness test and an aptitude test including mathematical skills

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

  • Where it leads

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

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, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.