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

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will commence again in the next academic period, September 2023. Applicants will be contacted in the summer of 2023 with further enrolment information. It takes 18 months to complete. It is studied over two evenings a week with lessons typically running from 6.00pm – 9.00pm.

Entry requirements

This course will require a reasonable level of 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.

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.

Course content

This City and Guilds qualification covers many areas within Electrotechnical technology, units include principles of electrical science, electrical installations technology and health and safety within Building Services Engineering.

The course has combined theoretical and workshop sessions and you will learn about the following modules:.

  • Health and safety
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations technology
  • Installation of wiring systems and enclosures
  • Communicating with others in Building Services Engineering


This qualification will be assessed through City and Guilds on-line multiple-choice tests along with in-College practical assessments.

You will need to provide:

  • Overalls and steel toecap safety footwear
  • Highlighter pens and a basic geometry set
  • Scientific calculator
  • Electrical Installations City and Guilds Book 1 (ISBN 978-1-5104-3224-6)
  • On Site Guide (ISBN 978-1-83953-227-6)

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 will cost £1,286 although there may be exceptions 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

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



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

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

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