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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:

    Core Units:

    • 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    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.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?

    During the first five weeks initial assessments will take place and attendance/punctuality closely monitored to make sure both the student and the level of work are suitably matched. 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.

    Training includes:

    • Conduit work in PVC and steel
    • Trunking
    • 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.

  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

  • Knowledge

    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.
  • Skills

    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
    • Apply the requirements of the current edition of the wiring regulations.
  • Behaviours

    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.
  • General info

    Students are expected to come to college everyday with a scientific calculator, ruler, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities. Other protective clothing will be provided and must be worn, for example, safety goggles and failure to follow this requirement will result in the student being excluded from the workshop until they comply.

    Students who are 19+ are expected to all elements of their study programme including Enterprise sessions and work experience.

    Students are also expected to purchase and bring with them to every day the latest copy of the IET On-Site Guide available from various internet outlets and good bookshops.

  • 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 (2365-03) 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 or above plus GCSE at grade 4 in both English and Mathematics.

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team 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 predicted grades or career aims suggest 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. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.