Level 2 Diploma Electrical Installation

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 2
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Full Time
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Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £450, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This practical course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in electrical installation.

You will have practical training in our new, well-equipped workshops where you will gain both hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge.
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This course allows students to explore the opportunities available within the electrical installation industry. You will work in our fully equipped workshops to develop your skills working with a range electrical systems.


You will study the following modules:
  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering
  • Principles of Electrical Science
  • Electrical Installations Technology
  • Installation of Wiring Systems and Enclosures
  • Understand how to Communicate with others within Building Services Engineering.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week



Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed through practical and knowledge based online tests. You must pass all tests to complete the course, and progress to the next level.

Feedback will be given in weekly tutorial sessions. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your progress and target grades. You will be encouraged to stretch and challenge yourself to achieve the highest levels.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, do not worry, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will have the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills. These qualifications will help you enhance your maths and English skills and can be taken at levels between Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.

Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

You will have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities, such as visiting building developments to observe current working techniques in industry. Guest speakers will also be invited into college to deliver seminars on industry developments and professional updates.


Learners who demonstrate acceptable progress and a commitment to the programme will be given the opportunity to attend a work placement with a relevant employer subject to availability. This is a perfect opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience, and develop their skills, in a real working environment.

You could progress to Level 3 Electrical Installation at New College Durham, or an apprenticeship.

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Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

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Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase PPE at a cost of £20, including safety boots and protective work wear. You must provide your own stationery and scientific calculator. Learners are also encouraged to purchase a personal copy of the IET Onsite Guide.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited for an interview with a member of the curriculum team. On the day, you will be asked to complete an assessment in literacy, numeracy and practical skills.
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Entry Criteria

You will hold a minimum grade D in GCSE science, maths and English, or a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject.