4 Sep 2023

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 2

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

You will unlock industry standard skills in our electrical installation workshops, using the tools and equipment you will use in the workplace.

Gain the hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge that employers are looking for, with help from tutors with vast industry experience.

Entry Criteria

You will hold a minimum grade 4 (C) in GCSE maths and English, or a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject.

Additional Costs

You will need a scientific calculator, stationery and boots, trousers and overalls.

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

You will study the following modules:

  • Health and Safety and Industry Practices
  • Electrical Science
  • Electrical Installation - Electrical Technology.

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.

To complete this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • One externally set, externally moderated assignment
  • One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions.

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.


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?

This qualification is supported by the JIB (Joint Industry Board). The JIB have been at the forefront of maintaining qualifications in electrotechnical industry for over 40 years.

This industry qualification is acknowledged by the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS). The JIB supports this qualification as being important for employment within the industry.

Where can it take me?

Engineering technicians £30,680 Potential salary

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Civil engineers £44,200 Potential salary

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Engineering professionals n.e.c. £41,600 Potential salary

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