Electrical Installation Level 2 Part-Time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will run again in the 2021 academic year and will run for one year. Exact start date is to be confirmed. Attendance will be Wednesday 4pm-7pm.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however students need to be able to prove a minimum level of numeracy and literacy to comply with health and safety aspects of the course
  • Functional skills Level 2 or Grade 4/C for GCSE English and mathematics is recommended for the course as a minimum
  • A basic understanding of the use of craft tools and electrical circuits will be an advantage
  • You must be aged 19+ years.

You will achieve

Electrical Installation EAL Level 2 Diploma.

Course overview

This is a one year part-time programme of study. This will enable you to achieve a level 2 qualification in electrical installation that covers a range of topics from the electrical industry.

Within the qualification youwill have the opportunity to utilise the IET On-Site Guide, and also be introduced to how regulations (including BS 7671) affect electrical installation. The qualification covers standard circuits as described in the On-Site Guide.

This qualification allows you to acquire knowledge and craft skills in 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 the QCF Diploma within the apprenticeship framework; so facilitates progression to the Industry recognised qualification.

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 OSG) with some of the units; and also acquire the knowledge of electrical science and principles.

The 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 qualification

Course content

This Diploma covers the following units:

  • Health and safety
  • Installation theory and technology
  • Installation methods, procedures and requirements
  • Installation craft skills (workshop)
  • Science

For more in-depth course information please visit the awarding body to view the course specifications. The link is below.

The course is a mixture of on-line assessments and practical assessments.

All electrical equipment that is required for the practical workshops will be provided such as tool boxes and test equipment. Students will need to provide their own PPE of safety shoes, acceptable work trousers, long sleeved top and safety glasses for workshop practices. Students will also require to provide coloured pencils, pens, paper, rulers and scientific calculators for the duration of the course.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
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The qualification has been adapted from the apprenticeship qualification; so facilitates progression to Industry and an apprenticeship. Although this qualification does not qualify a student as a qualified electrician, it is based on a progression on to a level 3 NVQ diploma apprenticeship or a level 3 diploma in electrical installation. The diploma route requires all learners to complete an NVQ and EPA before they are qualified electricians.

  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) ,
  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (Maintaining Electrotechnical Systems).

How much does the course cost?

Course fee: £1250. Funding is available

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Electrical Installation Level 2 Part-Time

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