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Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 2 Diploma Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will not start again until January 2025. Applicants will be invited in for an interview and assessment nearer to the next start date of the course. This course takes 18 months to complete. It is studied over two evenings a week with lessons typically running from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. The lessons will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Entry requirements

You must be aged 19 or older at the start of the course.

This course will require GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English as you will need to complete scientific and mathematical formulas aligned to Electrical Installation theory. This will be discussed further on application.  A maths assessment may be needed before a place on the course is secured.

You will achieve

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)

Course overview


This Level 2 qualification is designed for new entrants to the industry, providing you with the basic skills and experience you need to prepare you to work in the electrical industry. Please note: this course does not make you a fully qualified Electrician.

This qualification is also known as the C& G 2365 and will become the 8202 from September 2023.

Course content

This City and Guilds qualification will cover the following mandatory units.


Unit 201 Health & Safety and Industry Practices

Unit 202 Electrical Science

Unit 203 Electrical Installation

Unit 204 Electrical Technology



You will be assessed through a combination of synoptic assignment and externally assessed exam.

You will need to provide:

  • Overalls and steel toecap safety footwear
  • Highlighter pens and a basic geometry set
  • Scientific calculator
  • Some course related books may also be suggested

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
S70 2LA

Upon successful completion, this qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to further progress your learning within the electrical industry, such as the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship.

How much does the course cost?

The course fee is £1286 .  There may be help for those on low wages or receiving benefits. For those aged between 19-23 who do not hold a Level 2, there may also be exemptions which apply.  

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

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £23,400 a year, or if you are unemployed and receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 2 Diploma Part-time

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