Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

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16-18 Free
19-24 £1,673 p/ year
24+ £1,673 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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On this course you will learn about and construct common electrical circuits and systems in a safe manner, and gain a good understanding of the theory which underlies electrical work.

Aims of the course

The Level 2 qualification is designed for Learners that want to gain a better understanding of the industry, providing them with the skills and experience they need. This Level 2 Diploma will suit you if you want to learn the Electrotechnical principles and practices to help start your career in the electrical sector.

Unit Breakdown

Health and Safety Armoured cable Pipe Bending Techniques Steel Conduit Trunking PVC Cables (Twin, Earth & Singles) Plastic Conduit Cable Tray (Metallic) Inspection & Testing (Pre-Energisation)

Assessment Method

Multiple choice testing, portfolio work and practical assignments.

Progression Opportunities

This study programme can lead to a several different paths for further education in electrical industries, and potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies and working with local authority maintenance teams. The majority of successful candidates progress on to a level 3 Electrical Installation course.

Career Options

On 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 Installations or an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship

What can I earn as a construction worker? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry. To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

GCSE level 4 (Grade C) in both maths AND English is required. Students need to demonstrate they have the commitment, attitude and desire to study to become qualified electricians. Candidates do NOT need to have completed the Level 1 Electrical Installation before beginning Level 2 if they meet the entry requirements for level 2.


The course is 50% Theory classroom based and 50% practical workshop bases. Plus minimum of 1 weeks work experience.

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