Electrical Installation

  • Health and safety in building services
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installation technology
  • Installation of wiring systems and enclosures
  • Understanding how to communicate with others within building services engineering.
  • Entry requirements

    Candidates require a good level of maths and English – this will be assessed in the form of a 45 minute written test, where candidates would need to achieve a score of at least 70% to be offered a place. The test will cover basic maths principles such as transposition of formula, fractions, percentages, areas, perimeters, SI unit conversions and squares/square roots. In addition you will be asked to complete an English gap fill exercise and write about 3 paragraphs to check your level of written English.

  • Who is the course for?

    This course is the first step for candidates wishing to pursue a career as an electrician and for those working in the sector to progress their careers. The course covers the basic theory and practical skills required for electrical installation work.
    Please ensure you are clear how this course relates to working in the sector. Please click the How to Become a Qualified Electrician Through Part-Time Study link on the main Electrical Installation page. If you have questions regarding this please contact Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager - Business & Technology on 01895 853417 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Study methods

    The course will comprise of theory and practical sessions. Theory is delivered face to face. However, we may at times deliver some theory lessons through blended learning i.e. online learning; including Google classroom, I-GVS, Zoom and other online learning platforms. The mode of delivery will be governed by the Covid-19 guidelines adopted by the college at that time and may vary throughout the course.

    PPE: Safety boots and workshop gloves are compulsory in the workshop for all practical lessons.

    Candidates will also require the following books:

    • Electrical Installation Work Level 2 (2nd Edition) by Trevor Linsley: ISBN 9780429203176 : Published May 20, 2019 by Routledge (Paperback £23 approx).
    • On-Site Guide (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022), 8th Edition (ISBN 9781839532276 – £32 approx.)

      In addition to the above books, candidates will also require the following stationary for the course:

    • Scientific Calculator ( fx – 83GT X)
    • 12” Ruler
    • Protractor
    • Coloured pencils (blue, green, red, black)
    • Highlighter
    • Pens
    • Post note stickers
    • Pencil rubber
    • Writing pad

      P.S. It is the candidate’s responsibility to source and purchase their own PPE, books and stationary, prior to the start of the course.

  • How is the course assessed?

    4 x online multiple choice examinations, a number of practical and written assignments need to be completed throughout this course.
    All assessments must be completed and handed in by the deadline dates that will be provided to you by the tutor.
    Candidates will receive:

    • one free resit for all online exams – all future exams will be charged at £50 each.
    • one free resubmission for all written assignments – all future resubmissions will be charged at £50 each.

      If a candidate does not attend or fails any of their scheduled practical assessments these will need to be rescheduled and charged at a cost of £100 each.
  • More information

    Attendance is 2 evenings per week (18:00 to 21:00) and one Saturday a month (09:00 to 16:00)
    Candidates are expected to have an attendance of no less than 85%. If your attendance falls below this level you will be at serious risk of failing the course. If this poor attendance persists without good cause you may be withdrawn from the course.

    • This is an “Intensive Learning Programme” that requires 90% - 100% attendance.
    • Students are expected to undertake a substantial amount of self -study between sessions, particularly in the preparation for exams and assignments.
    • There are a number of exams and assessments throughout the course – candidates will be given a Maximum of 3 opportunities to resit each exam/assessment. Failure to pass/show up for these 3 resit dates will result in the candidate failing the entire course.
    • In order to achieve the qualification, candidates must pass all elements of the course within the current academic year – there will be no opportunity for any resits/resubmissions after this. However, serious personal issues that arise that may adversely affect attendance and consequently completion of the course - these will be considered on a case by case basis.

      This is a full cost commercial course and all students pay fees, no concessions are available.

      ‘Fee refunds for commercial courses will not be awarded after two weeks before the scheduled start date of
      the course, unless the course is cancelled by the College.’

      Certification is based upon the achievement of the passing the course content and paying the fees in full.

      Once you have clicked the Enrol Now button and completed and submitted your online application, Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will be in touch to discuss your application further.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Candidates will not be recognised by the electrical sector until they complete the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Candidates normally progress onto the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation course.
    There are also a number of other CPD training courses available:

    • PAT Testing
    • Part P Building Regulations
    • Installation and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic Installations
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Installations
      Please contact Sanjay Suri – Commercial manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 01895 853417 (direct) if you are interested in any of these courses.
  • How to apply

    This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the Apply Now button to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

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