Electrical Installation SVQ

What is special about this course?

Learn while you work with Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). Modern apprenticeships in Scotland are available for people who are aged over 16 and in employment. With on-the-job training and regular meetings in the workplace you can gain a recognised qualification without studying full-time. Funding for MAs can be gained from Skills Development Scotland.

Studying within the structure of the Electrical Installation Modern Apprenticeship the course is a combination of work based and college training.  It provides the dual benefit of gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as you work.  Over the course of your apprenticeship, you will work to achieve the SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation.

Entry requirements

Four qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent, additionally, you require to have undertaken the Electical Industry's Apprentice Entrance Selection test with SECTT (Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust).  See www.sectt.org.uk for details.

You also have to be employed in the electrical industry.

There is a SVQ Electrical Installation Adult scheme if you are over 22 and have one year construction site experience.  This is day release rather than block release at college and you also have to be employed in the electrical industry.

To apply for this course - please contact the Managing Agent, below:

Training Advisor
Bush House
Bush Estate

Tel: 0131 445 5659
Mob: 07774712416
Email: admin@sectt.org.uk

Electrical theory, practical, technology, safe working practices and inspection.  Units include: install electrical systems and equipment in buildings and structures; diagnose and correct electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings and structures; provide technical and functional information.

Block release at college and when not in college you are with your employer.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Block release

How long will my course last?

3 Year

Up to a maximum of 5 years

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Perth

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course can provide progression to HNC Engineering Systems and subsequently HND and BEng awards.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Electrical Installation SVQ

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

To apply for this course, please contact the Managing Agent: admin@sectt.org.uk or 0131 445 5659