Electrical installation relates to all fixed electrical equipment supplied through an electricity meter – including cables, sockets, switches, light fittings, fuse boxes and circuit breakers.
This could be lighting or power and includes new installations, repairs to existing installations, maintenance, upgrades, inspection and testing.
Attributes needed for a career in electrical installation:
- Good maths/numeracy;
- Understanding of physics;
- Problem solving;
- Working with others;
- Information technology.
“If the human mind can think it, then someone can make it – that’s engineering,” - Andrew McIntosh, programme co-ordinator for Electrical Installation.
Programmes and pathways
Programmes and pathways
Employers look to our full-time pre-apprentice courses to find modern apprentices they can employ.
- Pre-apprenticeship in Electrical Installation and Renewables - SCQF Level 5
- Pre-apprenticeship in Electrical Installation - SCQF Level 6
On these courses, you’ll learn the basic hand skills, wiring and health and safety.
Modern apprentices work, earn and study for a qualification all at the same time. On our two year Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation, you’ll cover electrical installation for domestic properties as well as commercial and industrial properties. The amount of time you spend on each will be tailored to your employers’ needs.
Many people who study electrical installation go on to work as an electrician or run their own business. You can also progress on to specialist areas of electrical installation such as renewable energy.
Our curriculum is designed so you can enter and exit at any level in your student journey and leave with a qualification.
We offer our students a seamless route so you can progress from further education to higher education.
“I love the practical nature of the job and being hands-on. The apprenticeship is perfect because I’m learning every day with my employer, and developing those skills and knowledge at Inverness College UHI while studying for a recognised qualification. The pre-apprenticeship was the perfect gateway as it gave me that grounding in electrical installation and really prepared me for the modern apprenticeship – it would have been much more difficult without that stepping stone,”
- Adam (20) studied the Pre-Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation at Inverness College UHI before securing a three-year Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation with IDC Electrical, Inverness.