Is this course right for me?

Are you interested in a rewarding career as an electrician? This programme allows you to gain a range of practical skills, preparing you to work in electrical installation.

There are opportunities for electricians in the agricultural, commercial, domestic and industrial sectors, including specialist areas like sustainable energy, wind turbines and photovoltaics. Electricians may be self-employed, contracted, or employed by a wide range of employers, including building firms, engineering companies, local government, hospitals and colleges.

Entry requirements:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above and 1 GCSE at grade E including GCSE Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st Language) at grade D or E, 
  • or
  • Level 1 Diploma pass in a relevant subject
  • Attendance at an interview.


The programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Internally set assignments
  • Multi-choice on-line tests
  • Programme work
  • Practical assessments
  • Externally set exams (practical and on-line theory)


The programme is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Knowledge-based units
  • Guided practical sessions
  • Practical projects
  • Lectures and discussions


The programme gives you to knowledge and skills to begin or continue your career in electrical installation. Whether you want to work in installation, production or service and maintenance, you will need the fundamental knowledge and skills provided by this programme.

You could progress onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Electrical Installation Level 3

If you progress directly into employment, you may be able to register as a domestic installer and work as a supervised electrician for an organisation. You could also complete further training on a part-time basis.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Courses run at the £8.2 million Marine and Built Environment Centre (MBEC) in Rhos-on-Sea.