- Cardonald Campus
- SCQF Level
- Start Date
- 8 Jan 2024
- Qualification Type
- Course Type
- Short Full-Time
- 16 Weeks January to June
Applications are now closed.
This Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Installation 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 candidates who prove their worth on this course.
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
- Information technology
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Two National 5s, or equivalent, in National 5 English and either National 5 Maths OR National 5 Physics
- Although the SECTT test will be part of the course, it would be an advantage if you have previously passed the SECTT test, which can be found here www.sectt.org.uk
- This course is designed for school leavers aged 16 to 19.
Employer and industry links
The Pre-Apprenticeship 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. It will be of assistance to you if you go to www.sectt.org.uk and arrange to do their aptitude test.
The SECTT Training Officer for Glasgow Clyde College liaises with electrical contractors in Glasgow, the west of Scotland and further afield. H.F. Group, A. Alexander & Son, Arthur MacKay, to name but a few.
Glasgow Clyde College initially piloted, and has 20 years of experience, in delivering the Pre-Apprentice Electrical course and around 150 electrical contractors now regularly select prospective apprentices specifically from our Pre-Apprentice course.
Statistics from SECTT currently show that 80% of Pre-Apprenticeship students who complete the 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 (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.
When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder).
Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be:
- Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional)
- Invited to book an interview session. Please bring copies of your qualifications to interview.
- Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
- We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.
If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following:
- Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
- Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course. Remove we will check SQA in August for results.
- Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
- Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
- Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
You will be informed of decisions within one week of interview.
Once an offer is received you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place.
If a place is unavailable at your first choice of campus, 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 such as an induction date and student funding, joining instructions and kit list.