Course Leader - Electrical Installation (LUM3644/1086)

About the Role

Harrogate College is looking for a committed, enthusiastic and highly motivated Electrical Course Leader who will be responsible for a growing number of Electrical Installation students covering Levels 1 to 3. This role will be based in our Tech Centre using industry-standard equipment. 

We are progressive and continually strive to work with our district to provide an employer-led curriculum. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment in which all students can develop their knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

We are willing to consider flexibility surrounding working hours including Full Time, Part Time or Variable Hours Contracts.

What You Will Do

  • You will manage a small, friendly team and the courses that are delivered in the Electrical Installation Department. 
  • You will be responsible for the retention, achievement, and positive progression rates for identified courses in your Course Leader area.
  • Provide high quality and effective planning and delivery across the course team.
  • Deliver and assess essential knowledge and understanding to learners ensuring successful outcomes.
  • Carry out internal verification/moderation.
  • Help to ensure all team members maintain and update knowledge of the subject and / or vocational area.

About You

  • Hold a minimum of a Level 3 or specialist qualification in Electrical Installation.
  • Hold 18th Edition qualifications.
  • Hold a L5 Teaching Qualification (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE).
  • Relevant experience, knowledge and skills to enable delivery of a range of levels across the curriculum, which demonstrates active learning and differentiated teaching styles.
  • Knowledge and industry experience within the curriculum area.
  • Previous experience of managing student and group progression, providing advice and guidance in a learning environment.
  • Experience developing creative learning materials for groups of learners.
  • Ability to plan and deliver quality teaching. 


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes. Harrogate Campus also has free onsite parking for all staff.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Harrogate College has excellent facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. We are working towards becoming a recognised centre of green excellence which is supported through our sustainability pledge to become a net zero college by 2035. 

We have recently been awarded £16m of government funding to transform our campus. The energy-efficient new building will include a workshop unit that provides large scale facilities aligned to industry needs including advanced manufacturing, low carbon construction, retrofit, sustainable energy and bioeconomy, health science and hospitality. This will complement the college’s existing tech centre which is home to its motor vehicle, electrical, joinery and welding workshops.

Choosing to work for Harrogate College means that you will be part of a nurturing, inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to Harrogate College.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.