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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Structures & Buildings)

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  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £1,436*
  • Duration of course 36 weeks
  • Course type Full-time (16-18s); Part-time (Adults)
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

The course is intended for those that want to gain practical skills and knowledge in order to gain entry into the electrical industry as an electrician. It is also suitable for those wanting to update their knowledge and skills for progression within the industry. It replaces the existing 2330 L2/3 suite electro-technical qualifications. There will be core units and also a number of pathways which will correspond to domestic & commercial electrical specialisms.

The course is delivered in a realistic working environment at Paddington Green Campus. 

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Progression can be to the 2357-13 or 2357-23 diplomas. These are the new sector diplomas that require the candidates to be working as electricians.

How will I learn?

Through practical workshop and classroom theory based work.

How will I be assessed?

Multiple choice testing and practical assignments.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc

All assessment and learning is done within timetabled hours.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

City & Guilds 

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

16-18 candidates need full level 2 qualifications in both Mathematics and English, e.g. GCSE A*-C, and a satisfactory school/college reference. Adult candidates wishing to change career or upskill are considered, acceptance depending on qualifications, employment history and the interview.

All candidates are interviewed by the course manager.

Expected prior knowledge

None 

English level

Level 2 (GCSE Grade C) - for adults the emphasis will be on the initial assessment result rather than prior qualifications.

Mathematics level

Level 2 (GCSE Grade C) - for adults the emphasis will be on the initial assessment result rather than prior qualifications.

Equipment and other costs

All equipment is provided free to 16-18 year-olds. Adults will have to provide their own boots and overalls.​

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* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2015 to July 2016) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status and circumstances.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 24 years of age, 24+ Advanced Learning Loans are available to help you.