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Diploma in Building Services (Plumbing & Electrical) Level 1

Programme Description

This level 1 programme introduces students to general electrical skills. It allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression as an electrician. You will undertake a variety of electrical related activities to include working with cables, Installation of socket and light switch plates and producing circuit diagrams.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 year

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students enabling them to progress into the industry in their chosen craft. 

It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual. 

The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff using modern facilities. As part of the programme, learners will also complete essential or basic skills. 

Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in Welsh, English and mathematics and for Welsh language development. 

Programme Content

All learners will complete a mandatory introduction to health and safety unit, general industry units and a mix of electrical and plumbing trade specific units. 

Progression & Employment

Progression opportunities include apprenticeships or other full-time construction related qualifications that will provide further development and understanding of trades within the construction industry. 



Method of Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and practical skills tests. 

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades A* to G in English or Welsh (first language) and maths or WJEC L1/2 Constructing the Built Environment or mature student.  Applicants will also need to attend a successful interview. Applicants should also have an interest in the chosen craft and evidence of practical ability would be an advantage.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to source and purchase their own personal protective equipment (PPE) which comprises safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and Hi- Vis. 

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment. 

You will need to provide your own stationery and there may also be additional costs if the department arranges educational visits.