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Electrical Installation

You can get a great job!

Being a qualified electrician sets you up for a great, well-paid job. A number of our students have gone on to secure great jobs - and some even worked at the Olympic Park!


“Electrical installation is seen as a high level trade – and as such, you can earn a lot of money in it. The basic rate is around £750 a week – and can go up depending on the company you work for or the hours you put in if you own your own business.

But, to be a qualified electrician, you have to have at least a level 3 Diploma – which includes a 3-day practical assessment.

Hackney Community College is the ideal place to get qualified. As well as offering courses from level 1 to level 3 – they offer specific industry-related courses so you can be an approved electrician. These include the 17th edition and Testing and Inspection.

The college has a really good reputation for electrical installation. One of the college’s training providers commented that out of all the colleges they work with – the students from Hackney Community College achieve the best results in London!

So what makes HCC so good? Well, firstly, the class sizes are small so you get good one-to-one support from your teacher. The purpose-built workshops are set up to deliver assessments at industry standards – and you’ll gain a wide range of skills to enable you cope with onsite work.

All of our tutors are qualified and practicing electricians – so they keep up with industry standards and share their experiences with us. Maybe that’s why so many of the students here succeed. Many go on to get great jobs – and some female and male students even worked on the Olympic and Paralypmic park!”

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HCC student lights up the Olympic Park

Hackney Community College Electrical Installation student, Kelly Drake, has landed a fantastic job working on the London 2012 Olympic site as a trainee electrician.

She said: “The College has allowed me to work towards qualifications which have helped me immensely with my performance at work. It is quite fulfilling to know that I am helping prepare for such a great event. I would definitely recommend HCC to everyone I know.”

What are my options after studying Electrical Installation?

  • Electrical engineer
  • Self employed electrician
  • Construction worker
  • Further study or Apprenticeship