Course Overview

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to learn and train in your chosen career as well as earning a regular pay packet. You will be given first-hand experience and learn the majority of the skills needed on the job, whilst also completing off-the-job training at College.

Electrotechnical apprentices undertake electrical installations using a variety of wiring systems in domestic, commercial and industrial premises. This apprenticeship provides the basic knowledge and understanding of Electrotechnical Services practice which will enable the apprentice to become a qualified Electrician.


Course Structure

Typical tasks:

  • Wiring
  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults
  • Installing lighting, sockets and fire alarms
  • Writing reports.

You will be required to study on a day release basis.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 1 on the Literacy and Numeracy BKSB.

You will be required to take a colour blindness test.


English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.


Northern Power Grid, electrical distribution network operator for the North East, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, has joined forces with the College to design and deliver a bespoke two-year apprenticeship programme to train new recruits for the workplace.
The Apprenticeship Programme, now in its third year, is preparing 66 crafts-people for a number of highly skilled roles including: linesmen, cable jointers and substation fitters.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088