Electrical | Electrical Installation | City & Guilds Diploma Level 1 | Brighton MET

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Course Code: FE0151-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: East Brighton Campus Qualification: Ascentis Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 1 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Electrical machinery

If you are interested in a career as an electrician then this is the entry level course for you. 

This course provides a solid introduction to the world of electrical installation and will prepare you for Level 2 progression or a possible apprenticeship. 

You will learn how to describe different types of cables and accessories, explaining containment systems (trunking, tray, conduit etc), define working environments (domestic, commercial, industrial), analyse fundamental electrical theory and the importance of health and safety.

Our £9 million Construction and Trades Centre, provides outstanding facilities for our students. The workshops are designed to simulate industry conditions and are equipped with industry-standard tools and materials. Expert lecturers with years of experience prepare our students to become the next generation of construction workers, tradespeople and motor vehicle technicians.


The UK construction industry is a major employer, consisting of small and large companies and many self-employed people.

Start dates

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Entry requirements

To start at Level 1 you should have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades, you can start on our Construction Foundation course and then progress to this level. Contact us if you are unsure which Level to apply for.

Entry requirements

Course Units

  • Cables and accessories
  • Trunking, tray and conduit systems
  • Health and safety
  • The construction industry
  • Sustainability in domestic dwellings
  • Electrical science and technology 

Why the MET?

You will work in the purpose-built Construction and Trades Centre in a real work environment with industry experience teachers. 

The course provides links with local employers.  

You will be taught by expert teachers who have years of collective knowledge and industry experience between them. Our teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 


  • Purpose-built electrical department at the new Construction and Trades Centre which provides a real work environment and industry-standard facilities.
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • Assessment

    Practical assessments and online tests.

Work experience

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas. 

You are expected to seek employment within the industry and you will be given support to achieve this.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's next?

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice.  

Future careers include: 

  • Electrician  
  • Electrical engineer
  • Industrial installer
  • Project manager
  • Self employment 

Kit costs

You will need to purchase a textbook, specific stationery, tools and protective clothing and equipment.

Kit costs

Open events

Register for our virtual open events to find out more about studying at the MET and hear from our teaching staff.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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