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Electrical Installations - Level 2


This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the Electrotechnical industry.

On successful completion of this course you will be ready for: An Electrotechnical apprenticeship programme, or the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation course.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
1 Year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

After completing this course you will be ready to progress to an apprenticeship, or the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation which will give you an understanding of on-site skills to work in the electrical industry.

Once qualified, you can specialise through additional qualifications in areas such as electrical design, inspection and testing, appliance safety and environmental technology systems.

Key information

Entry Requirements

This course is for anyone aged 16-18 who wants to develop skills in the Electrotechnical industry with a view to further study or launching a career in the sector.

4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths along with the following:

•    A successful interview with a tutor
•    The ability to study independently
•    A genuine interest in the subject
•    Good communication skills
•    Hardworking approach towards the industry

Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343.

Qualification obtained

Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation

Fees and funding

Funding may be available for this course depending on your circumstances. Please read our page on Financial Support for School Leavers to find out if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Extra costs and equipment

All construction students are required to adhere to Health & Safety when in the workshops, you will therefore need to ensure that you have purchased and are wearing the following items in your practical workshops:

•    Safety boots
•    Safety helmet
•    Hi-vis vest
•    Work trousers
•    Safety glasses
•    Gloves

All of the above items can be purchased from local suppliers for a total cost of £45.

You will also need to be prepared in all your sessions with paper, pens and a folder to keep all your revision and notes that you take during lessons.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The following mandatory modules will be completed in this qualification:

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

Essential skills: English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme.

At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

Work placement is a mandatory element of the study programme for all 16-18 year olds.

Students will spend a minimum of 20 hours in a relevant work placement, this can be achieved in a number of ways such as work on local projects, community challenge work or with an employer.

Students are encouraged to look for their work experience independently.

How will I learn?

At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn.

This qualification consists of 5 hours per week classroom based learning for your underpinning knowledge and 7 hours per week workshop based. One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstrations.

Your tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practise the skill. Following demonstrations, you will then have hands on practical time where you will be implementing the skill learned.

There will be dedicated individual/self-study time which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments.

E-learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using our Canvas platform for independent study and learning.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

This course is part of the City & Guilds Technical Level Qualifications and as such is assessed in a number of ways.

You will sit the externally set and marked examination that will consist of short answer questions, multiple choice and detailed answer questions.

Your practical skills will also be assessed in a number of ways. During the course your practical skills will be assessed to ensure competency and prepare you for the final synoptic assessment.

All of the grades for the externally set exam and synoptic assessment will then be calculated so you will complete the overall year with a fail, pass, merit, distinction or distinction star grade.

On successful completion of the course, your certificate will detail the grades you have achieved.

The assessment weighting for this course is as follows:

•    External Exam = 40%
•    Graded synoptic Assessment = 60%

Please note: you will only be given one opportunity to re-sit the external examinations and the final graded synoptic.