Electrical Installation Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: TEI211
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study mode: Full Time
Overview

The City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations is the ideal starting point to gain the skills and knowledge required to enter the electrical industry.  The course is a practical, theoretical & work related qualification suitable for a wide range of students giving an introduction to life of and Electrical Installer.

The qualification provides an introduction to the practices and processes of Electrical Installation techniques, giving insight into the theory behind the practice.  It covers knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to anyone interested in developing a career working as an electrician.

What will I study?

The Level 2 Diploma is made up of the following 5 units which will be studied throughout the course:


Health & Safety in Building Services Engineering – This unit provides learners with essential health & safety knowledge and skills to demonstrate best practice in the electrical installation industry. You will gain an awareness of relevant legislation and should underpin the actives an electrician will encounter on-site.

Principles of Electrical Science – Here you will look at the science behind the work electricians do, investigating the principles of electricity, basic circuits and AC theory.

Electrical Installations Technology – This unit explores the underpinning principles and standards required of electrical installation technology.  You will learn about the different types of circuits and systems electricians work with, you will learn about earthing systems and the installation of wiring systems.

Installation of Wiring Systems & Enclosures – this unit is mainly practical and you will learn the skills required to install wiring systems to recognised standards.  You will work with tools and equipment commonly found in everyday electrical installation work, developing vital skills and knowledge potential employer’s value.

Communication with Others – here you will gain insight to the importance of the development and continued maintenance of effective working relationships within the building services industry.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 including Maths or completion of a Level 1 course.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of online multiple choice examinations, practical assessments and written assignments.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the study programme you may look to enter full time employment within the engineering industry & onto the apprenticeship scheme, progress onto the Level 3 in Electrical Installation or you may also consider the Level courses in Engineering or Construction.  The qualification also allows you to work as an Electricians Mate within the industry.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Electrical Engineer

  • £
    21,000
    + starting salary
  • 40 hours per week

Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment.

If you are good at maths, science and IT, and you want a career in engineering, this could be an ideal option for you.

In this job you will need to be good at solving problems, structuring your workload and enjoy working as part of a team.

To become an electrical engineer, you would normally need to complete a foundation degree, HNC, HND or degree in electrical or electronic engineering or related subject, for example building services engineering.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Electrician

  • £
    19,000
    + starting salary
  • 37.5 hours per week

Electricians fit and repair electrical circuits and wiring in people's homes and businesses. They also install and maintain electrical equipment, instruments and machinery.

If you are good with practical work, can follow technical plans and want a varied job, this could be a great career for you.

You'll also need to be well organised and understand the importance of safety regulations.

To qualify as an electrician you will need to complete industry-recognised training and qualifications. A common way to do this is through an apprenticeship.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Electrical Engineering Technician

  • £
    18,000
    + starting salary
  • 40 hours per week

Electronics engineering technicians design, build and maintain systems and components found in all kinds of areas from mobile telecommunications and consumer electronics, through to aircraft flight controls and satellite technology.

If you're good at maths and science, like solving problems and want a practical career this could be an ideal job for you.

You would normally start by doing an Apprenticeship but you may also be able to take an electronics course at college to help get a trainee position. Previous experience of working in engineering or electrics could also be useful.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Electricity Distribution Worker

  • £
    23,000
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

Electricity distribution workers maintain and repair the power lines that connect homes and businesses to the national grid around the country.

If you're looking for a practical job that gets you out and about, and one with great prospects, this may be the career for you.

You'll need to be good at maths and science, enjoy working in a team and understand the importance of health and safety.

A common route into this work is through an Apprenticeship. Other options include starting on a company's own training scheme, if you have previous electrical experience or qualifications.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Facilities

If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

 Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work. Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.