SECTT Pre-Apprentices

West Lothian College


Electricians are in great demand. This course is aimed at those who want to become fully-qualified electricians and to go on to apply for an electrician apprenticeship, or similar. The course is backed by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), which manages the electrical apprenticeship programme in Scotland with the electrical industry and selected colleges.

The course includes:

Building electrical installations, such as lighting circuits and ring mains, in the electrical workshop; Electrical theory; Health and safety; Working with others; Preparation for entry to an apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Relevant subjects at National 4, or a relevant Foundation Apprenticeship. You will also be required to pass a colour blindness test and an aptitude test including maths skills.

Start Date

August, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy