2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 2

Awarding body


Course code


Fee Information

Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see our Fees and funding page for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Course details may be subject to change.

This qualification allows the learner to acquire knowledge and craft skills of electrical installation. It does not require occupational evidence from the workplace, so is suitable for learners who currently do not work within the electrical Industry (but may wish to do so). The qualification has been adapted from apprenticeship qualifications; so facilitates progression to an electrotechnical apprenticeship.

It will give the learner an opportunity to practice and be assessed in a secure environment on the installation of wiring systems together with the relevant theory of electrical installation. The learner has the opportunity to utilise the IET On Site Guide with some of the units; and also acquire the knowledge of electrical science and principles.

Entry Criteria

You will hold a minimum grade 4 (C) in GCSE maths and English.

Additional Costs

You will need a scientific calculator, stationery, safety shoes, work trousers, and recommended that you purchase a copy of the latest IET On-site-guide.

What are the next steps?

You will meet with a course tutor for an informal chat.

Please bring your predicted or achieved GCSE results and a school report.

Study Aims

This qualification is perfect for 16-19-year olds who wish to work as an electrician in the building services industry.

It has been designed to provide you with a high level of skill, and the ability to progress through further learning or secure a job in the industry.

This course will allow you 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.

Modules Studied

What does this qualification cover?

  • Health and safety, electrical installation theory and technology, electrical
  • Installation methods, procedures and requirements; electrical installation
  • Craft skills and electrical science and principles

Teaching and Assessment

Our brand-new electrical installation workshop offers a realistic working environment, fitted with industry standard equipment, including inspection and testing facilities and fully equipped workshop bays.

The qualification is assessed by a mixture of on-screen exams, written assignments, and practical assessments. The qualification is not graded and the learner may only achieve a pass.

Industry Links

The IET is one of the world’s largest Engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 127 countries.

As the leading institution within the Electrotechnical sector, the IET supports this qualification for young people to progress into the Electrotechnical industry. The IET has worked with City & Guilds as part of its development process to scope out the qualification. The IET is satisfied that the content meets both the Institution’s needs as a leading professional body in this sector and those preparing for a career within the industry.

Maths and English

Learners have to hold grade 4 in both maths and English to enrol on this qualification.


You must complete a work placement. Employer involvement provides a clear progression route to work, developing your employability skills and practical experience and learning.

What else?

Who supports this qualification? This qualification is:

  • regulated at Level 2
  • is not recognised by the electrical industry for competence and will not make the learner an electrician, but will facilitate a progression to the industry recognised qualifications
  • supported by NFEC (National Forum of Engineering Centres).

Where can it take me?