Carshalton College offers fantastic state of the art facilities for their electrical courses with over 250 students on Full Time, Part Time and Apprenticeship courses.

Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre

All electrical courses are held in our Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre, opened in June 2016. 

The TEC Centre was the result of a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into one single central location for over 900 students. This striking modern building provides state of the art workshops to deliver the bricklaying, carpentry, electrical, motor vehicle, plastering and plumbing lessons.

The training areas have been designed to be as realistic as possible to real life working conditions with individual electrical booths to learn how to install, inspect and test equipment, fit & repair electrical circuits and wiring in homes and businesses. Plus students gain knowledge on installing and maintaining electrical equipment, instruments and machinery.

The College Principal, Peter Mayhew-Smith, commented on the official opening of the TEC Centre

“Our new TEC Centre will transform learning for our students: we now have industry-standard spaces and equipment on a huge scale with opportunities for them to immerse themselves in the crafts and trades they love. The builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and mechanics of tomorrow will learn their skills here today.”

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Full Time courses include the following City & Guilds qualifications; 

• Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation 

• Level 2 2365 Cert in Electrotechnology -Buildings and Structures 

• Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnology (Building & Structures) 

• City & Guilds 2357-13 Advanced Apprenticeship Diploma in Installing ElectrotechnicalSystems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) Level 3

Part Time Courses

The College also offers Part Time courses for Electricians with City & Guilds and EAL qualifications; 

• EAL Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

• EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation

• 17th Edition Wiring Regulations - City & Guilds 2382-15

• 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Online Course - City & Guilds 2382-15

These courses are held at our Power Assessment & Training Centre, situated in our TEC Centre. All courses are tailored to the needs of adult learners with scheduling at regular and convenient times to suit the specific requirements of employers in the Building Services Engineering sector. Fully accredited, industry recognised qualifications are delivered by specialist trainers and assessors with over 40 years’ experience and knowledge in the sector.


Carshalton College is one of the largest providers of Apprenticeships in the South London region. We have a long standing experience of working with apprentices who learn on the job, build up knowledge and skills and gain qualifications, all whilst earning a wage at the same time. Apprentices work towards National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and other nationally recognised qualifications which enable them to continue their education and gain skills required by employers.

Our Electrical Apprenticeships include;

• City & Guilds 2357-13 Advanced Apprenticeship Diploma in Installing ElectrotechnicalSystems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) Level 3

• Level 2 Apprenticeship in Fire and Intruder Alarms

Our newest Apprenticeship provides the underpinning knowledge for engineers employed in the following security and emergency occupational areas Intruder alarms systems, Fire detection systems, CCTV systems, Access control systems, Integrated Systems - Personnel alarm systems and Electronic article surveillance systems (EAS).

The qualification covers electrical and electronic principles and working effectively and safely in the electro technical environment and also the basic occupational knowledge for surveyors and designers and those involved in the commissioning, installation and maintenance of systems. This qualification forms the technical certificate for the Electronic Emergency & Security Systems Foundation Modern Apprenticeship in England and Wales

The level 2 NVQ qualification has been designed to meet the needs of engineers involved with security and emergency systems’ installation, commissioning, maintenance, auditing, surveying and design. The qualifications also provide for marketing and sales personnel who specialise in this industry.

What our students say

“The best thing about the college is the practical learning resources such as the workshop area for electrical.” Harry 20 March 2017

“This course has been a valuable experience to me. The new TEC Centre has been great in helping my practical skills, in particular testing and inspection.” Connor Trice, 3rd Year Electrical student 

“The new TEC block was a good addition to the College, it encourages new students coming here to have practical lessons in a fresh new workplace.” Rhys Collins, 3rd year Electrical Student

“My course has been a very enjoyable experience. The new TEC building has been extremely beneficial in terms of learning to test and inspect installations.” John O’Connor, 3rd Electrical student 


On leaving College, students have the opportunity to progress onto the next level or go into employment; working for an electrical company, housing organisation or starting your own business.

Specialisms in the electrical industry include becoming an installation electrician, maintenance electrician, electrotechnical panel builder, machine repair and rewind electrician, highway systems electrician or working on a major engineering project or with renewable technologies.

To find out more about all the Electrical courses we offer, please contact us at

Carshalton College, Nightingale Road, Carshalton, SM5 2EJ

020 8544 4501

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