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Electrical Installation: Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma

Applications for places in September 2022 on this course are now closed. Please take a look at alternatives, for example in construction or computing.

Course information

Course Summary

This course is now full for Sept 2022 start and is not accepting any more applications. Please click here to choose an alternative. If you have already applied and not had an interview (or been given an interview date) please contact our admissions office.

This course provides a mixture of practical and theory lessons, enabling you to gain an all-round understanding of the electrical trade. As an electrician you will face a range of practical challenges in your day-to-day work and this is mirrored in the way your course is taught.

Course Code:N2205
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Award:Level 2 Diploma
Awarded by:City & Guilds
Course Length

34 weeks ( 3 or 4 days per week depending on GCSE maths or English grade on entry )

UCAS Course Code0
Course Detail

Working Effectively and Safety in an Electro-Technical Environment: This unit aims to develop your ability to identify safe practice and to work within the guidelines set by current health and safety legislation for the Electro-Technical industry.

Principles of Electro-Technology: In this unit you will gain an understanding of the purpose and fundamental principles of electro-technology within the industry.

Application of Health & Safety and Electrical Principles: This unit prepares you for working in the industry and enables you to apply the safe working practices and electrical principles that you have learnt.

Installation: This unit is concerned with the underlying principles related to electrical installation. It will include the understanding and use of statutory and non-statutory legislation, use of drawings and specifications and types of cabling and equipment used in the industry.

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,150

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.
Entry Requirements

New Students

Two GCSE’s in maths and English at grade 4 or above. You will be asked to attend a remote conversation with a member of the Electrical Team by telephone or video link prior to enrolment to check you are on track to meet the entry criteria. We will also require a satisfactory reference from your last school or college, and copies of previously attained qualifications grades or certificates.

Progressing Students

Pass Level 1 Electrical with English and maths. A satisfactory reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Priority will be given to progressing students at main enrolment.

Your Next Steps

This Level 2 qualification will prepare you to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Other Information


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Last updated - 02/11/2021