Pre-Apprentice Electrical Installation Students In Workshop
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
20 Weeks (August to January)

Applications are now closed.

This Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Installation work programme is delivered at SCQF Level 5. The course is designed to produce a pool of prospective ‘apprentice' electricians ready and waiting to join the electrical contracting industry. We have links with a large number of electrical contractors in the west of Scotland who successfully interview those who are proving their worth on this course, with 80% of students from last year's programme gaining employment.

What will I learn?

  • Fundamental electrical principles
  • Basic electrical systems and protection
  • Introduction to renewables
  • Basic electrical installation skills
  • Installation project
  • Health and safety at work (appraisal gaining an ESC card)
  • Computer aided design
  • Mathematics
  • Information technology

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • English at NAT 5 or above and Maths or Physics at NAT 5 or above 
  • This course is aimed towards school leavers aged 16 to 19.

Entry requirements equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

This Pre-Apprentice course is linked to the electrical contracting industry through SECTT, (Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust) who oversee the training of every apprentice electrician in Scotland.

The SECTT training officer for Glasgow Clyde College liaises with electrical contractors in Glasgow, the west of Scotland and further afield including H.F. Group, A. Alexander & Son, Arthur MacKay, to name but a few.

Glasgow Clyde College initially piloted, and has 20 years of experience delivering the Pre-Apprentice Electrical Installation course, and around 150 electrical contractors now regularly select prospective apprentices specifically from this course.

Statistics from SECTT currently show that 80% of Pre-Apprentice students who complete this course gain employment as apprentice electricians, and go on to become time-served tradesmen through continuous training at Glasgow Clyde College during their apprenticeship.

Jobs and further study

  • Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation (SVQ Level 3)
  • HNC Electrical Engineering (HNC course designed for electricians who wish to further their understanding and prospects within the industry)
  • SECTT statistics show that 80% of participating students gain employment from this course.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your junk/SPAM folder if you do not hear from us). We will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • There will be a short interview to check qualifications, interviews will begin week beginning 25 April.
  • Selections decisions will be made at, or shortly after, interview
  • Applicants will be informed of decisions within one week of interview

Once an offer is received you must reply within 14 days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Kit List, Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3339