Electrical Installation

Available for: 16-19, Higher Education, Apprenticeships,


Electricians fit and repair electrical circuits and wiring in people’s homes and businesses. They also install and maintain electrical equipment, instruments and machinery.

PROCAT courses start at Level 2 before progression onto an Apprenticeship.

Course Details

What you will study

Electrical Installation courses will include study of health and safety and environmental legislation, practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment, cable termination, inspection and testing, fault finding and electrical principles. Completing the Advanced Apprenticeship enables individuals to be recognised within the industry as competent electricians, being able to work unsupervised on electrotechnical systems.

The importance of maths and English in daily life is beyond question. Almost every job requires the ability to read, write and use numbers confidently – especially in Construction or Engineering where you will be pricing jobs, measuring and completing tasks to precision.

English and maths qualifications are an essential element of your Study Programme and Apprenticeship training.


Grade 3 (D) or below you must study Functional Skills
Grade 4 (C) or above do not need Functional Skills

Study Programmes:

Grade 4 (C) or above students must study extended maths and English
Grade 3 (D) students must study GCSE maths and English

Self Study: 

PROCAT guidelines for self-study, meaning extra reading, researching and writing are as follows but of-course this is down to your own work ethic.

For a PASS:

Level 3: 1-2 hours per week studying at home/outside of college
Level 4: 3-4 hours per week studying at home/outside of college
Degree Apprenticeship: 5-6 hours per week studying at home/outside of college

Type of work

Installation Electricians work on power systems, lighting, fire protection, security and data-network systems in domestic and commercial buildings. There are many further electrotechnical careers that this qualification can lead into, including maintenance electrician, electrotechnical panel builder, machine repair and rewind electrician, highway systems electrician and many more.

As an Electrician, you could work for small family-run companies, larger contractors or you could work for yourself. Electricians have very varied working hours, they mostly work in the daytime, but probably involving early starts or late finishes. You could also be called out at weekends.

Courses Available

Level 2 Study Programme

Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus
Duration: 1 year
Study Format: 3 days per week

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus
Duration: 4 years
Study Format: 1 day per week (day release apprenticeship)

Average Earnings


Where can I learn?

This course is located in Basildon

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