This course provides a solid grounding in the Electrotechnical industry, and offers sound basic training for prospective electricians. It aims to provide knowledge and awareness of the techniques, craft skills, technology and related science required for electrical installation work, and also provides an understanding of the regulations and Health and Safety requirements governing electrical installation processes, including knowledge of the organisation and structure of the industry within which these are carried out.
The Level 2 2365 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Builidings and Structures) Electrical Craft qualification is intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable them to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship programme or help you gain the underlying knowledge to progress onto an Electrotechnical NVQ.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering
- Principals of Electrical Science
- Electrical Installations Technology
- Installation of wiring systems and enclosures
- Understand how to communicate with others in Building Services Engineering
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
How is the course assessed?
There will be written assignments and on-line exams for each of the units. Further assessment of the course is by completion of a number of major practical assignments in the College's Electrical Workshops as you progress and these are carried out under exam conditions.
Assessment of the course is by completion of two major practical assignments.
- Conduit work in PVC and steel
- Cable tray
- Armoured cables and various systems enclosure
The two practical assessments must be completed in a block during the course and involve the installation/testing of various systems and enclosures. This is conducted under strict exam conditions. In addition, there are a series of multiple choice examinations (one for each unit) using the online 'GOLA' examination scheme. Progressing through the course is only possible on successful completion of examinations.
Due to the length of time required for the two assignments, candidates are expected to attend on different days to their usual attendance and can expect to be at College from 9am-7pm, if deemed necessary, to complete the work in their allotted scheduled times.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
- The principles, practices and legislation for The termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
- The practices and procedures for The preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and The environment
- The principles of planning and selection for The installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and The environment.
You will have the ability to:
- Apply The practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment
- Apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice, and The requirements of The current edition of The wiring Regulations.
What is required?
- Work reliably and effectively without close supervision
- Work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and The public
- maintain and enhance competence in own area.
Progression and Career Opportunities
On successful completion of their study programme most students go on to further study on the full-time Level 3 Electrotechnical study programme or go on to apply and if successful become an Apprentice Electrician/Maintenance Electrician.
Entry Requirements for new students
Two GCSE passes at Grade 3 [D] or above plus GCSE at grade 4 [C] in both English and Mathematics
Applicants aged 19+ should meet the qualification Entry requirements above AND they will have an initial interview and assessment.
Your application is very important to us and we are committed to ensuring you receive the best possible experience.
We will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements.
If your application suggests that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text.