Course Title City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation (2365)
Level: 2
Code V635

Overview of the Course

The Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation is designed to develop your skills and knowledge, enabling you to work in the industry as a trainee electrician. The course is intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable you to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship programme. It is designed for new entrants to the industry, providing you with the basic skills and experience you need. The course combines theoretical and practical competencies, which include the installation of electrical circuits, equipment, cables and accessories and the use of hand and power tools.

What are the career opportunities?

On successful completion of your course you could progress to a Level 3 in Electrical Installation or to an Electro Technical Apprenticeship studying the C&G NVQ Diploma. There are also opportunities to move into Fire and Security or Engineering Apprenticeships. There are many exciting employment opportunities in this area including electrical design, installation and testing. Other opportunities also exist within the wider area of the industry such as product development, supply and sales. Construction offers huge employment potential for learners interested in the sector. It contributes £90bn to the UK economy, 6.7% of the total, with over 2.9 million jobs in over 280,000 businesses. The global construction output is forecast to increase from around $8.5 trillion today to $12 trillion in 2025.

What are the entry requirements?

Four or more GCSEs at grades A* - C (9-4) including maths, English and Science.

How long is the course and when can I start?

The course is for a duration of one year and starts in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

The course is structured to reflect the wide range of activities that an Electrician would encounter and is broken down into five units. Assessment is through a series of City and Guilds on-line multiple-choice tests and externally set assignments, which include practical tasks. You will study five units: • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering • Principles of Electrical Science • Electrical Installations Technology • Installation of Wiring Systems and Enclosures • Understanding how to communicate to Others within Building Services Engineering A core element is maths. It underpins all that we do as engineers from completing calculations on current, voltage or resistance in simple circuits, to more complex calculations such as Star and Delta supply systems. Whatever level you are studying, maths will be an important part of your course.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

To be successful in a construction career you will need to get on with people from all walks of life, enjoy being part of a team and like working outdoors for some of the time. You will also be good at solving problems, using computer software, understanding instructions, getting things done on time and making decisions. English and communication skills are particularly important; you need to be able to listen carefully to identify the needs of customers, respond effectively to questions in an open and friendly manner and maintain written records of work completed. Carrying out calculations and problem solving is a daily feature of working in the construction sector, you will need to be able to accurately calculate the quantity and cost of materials from drawings, measure and set out to precise requirements and work to critical project timelines. You will also need to apply rations and formulae to standard units of weight, length, time and cost to prepare estimates and final costings.

Work experience

Work experience is an essential element of your study programme and you will be supported to secure a 5-day work experience placement during term 2. This will allow you to gain first hand exposure to the sector you wish to work in, start to develop key employability skills and most importantly confirm your career goals. Construction students have recently had successful work experience placements with the following employers: • Kaberry Building • Carefoot PLC • Six Town Housing • Seddon Construction • Travis Perkins • Cruden Construction

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Your Construction Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. You will have the opportunity to take part in fundraising events, sport and fitness activities, course related study visits and career events.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

You are required to purchase PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that you must wear in all practical sessions; this will include a hi-visibility vest, a pair of gloves and safety goggles, all available to purchase from college at enrolment. In addition, you will also need to purchase a pair of steel toe capped boots.


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