Engineering and Manufacturing

Diploma in Electrical Installation, Level 2

Course overview

Do you have a mechanical mind? Are you curious about how things work? Are you a natural problem solver who likes fixing things? If so, then our Diploma in Electrical Installation, Level 2, could be the perfect course for you.

At our on-site electrical workshops, you will learn how to carry out a range of electrical installation tasks using measuring instruments and hand tools. You will also learn about the theory of electrical principles. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of different wiring regulations and the science behind electrical topics such as electromagnetism, electric motors, alternators and other devices. You will also learn about different types of lighting, AC theory, cable sizing and testing. During the course, you will have the opportunity to learn about health and safety requirements, develop your IT and functional skills and get involved in a range of teambuilding activities.

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds. However, if you’re an adult, why not consider our part-time option.

Entry requirements

You require 4 GCSEs grade 3 and above (A*-D), including English and maths, and either a Level 1 Electrical Installation or Level 1 Electronic Engineering qualification. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview. You will also have a capacity for practical work and a real interest in the industry.

Before starting on the course, we will invite you to attend an interview, complete a selection test and provide a reference.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Installation Technology
- Electrical Safety
- Electrical Principles
- Electrical Practical
- Electrical Science
- Installation Craft Skills
- Environmental Protection Measures

How will I be assessed?

You will complete practical assignments and written exams. You will be tested on your theoretical knowledge and the practical projects that you complete in the workshop.

What can I do next

Upon successful completion of this course you can then progress onto a Diploma in Electrical Installation, Level 3. You may also have the opportunity to progress onto an apprenticeship or employment within the electrical installation industry.

Future possible careers include (but are not limited to):
- Installation or Maintenance
- Electrician
- Electrical Engineer
- Technical Sales
- Armed Forces Technical Officer
- Hardware Engineer
- Programme and Software Design Engineer
- Avionics Engineer