Without electricity we’d have no way of using everyday devices. We’d have no television, no fridge and no way to charge our mobiles or tablets. Our lives would be very different to what we’re used to. This is why theres a need for people with specialist knowledge in electrical installation. Studying for an apprenticeship in electrical installation can help you be part of one of Scotland’s most dynamic industries.  

The apprenticeship offers the chance to learn a variety of skills. Youll learn how to install and maintain electrical systems across a variety of sites, such as hospitals, stadiums and housing projects. You can get involved in the construction of control equipment and learn how to use it safely. Youll also work with the latest technology, which includes advanced data-cabling and fibre optic systems.   

The skills you learn during the apprenticeship can help you with a range of jobs. You could become a project manager and coordinate a new building site. Or you could design state-of-the-art equipment as an electronic engineer.  

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 7 in electrical installation. The qualification includes:  

  • Core units of an SVQ in electrical installation at SCQF level 7.  
  • Work experience in a fast-paced industry  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Install and maintain electrical systems  
  • Work with electric equipment in a safe environment  
  • Repair electrical systems  
  • Work with the latest electrical technology  
  • Carry out best health and safety practices 
  • Develop strong relationships with your colleagues   

You will also develop the following core skills:   

  • Time management  
  • Communication  
  • Team work  
  • Problem-solving   

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as estimator and sales engineer 

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Carry on your studies with an electrical installation degree or graduate to a full-time job.    

Further education: Continue your education with relevant electrical degree. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use the knowledge you have gained to help you find a job in the electricity industrySeveral have been listed: 

  • Project manager  
  • Technician 
  • Sales engineer  
  • Electrician  
  • Electronic engineer  
  • Commercial engineer   

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.  


This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 3 -5 years to complete.  

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