Level 2 City & Guilds 2365 Diploma Electrical Installation

What is the Course About?

The construction sector is vital in contributing to the Islands economy and in providing the essential infrastructure to support other sectors. In light of the current economic climate it is more essential than ever to gain skills and qualifications in this area, to improve future prospects and career progression. All our tutors are experienced master craftsmen and women and progression through the course might be able to provide an opportunity for an apprenticeship or full time employment in the construction industry. Electricians work with electricity and need to fully understand how it works and how to fit electrical installations safely and reliably to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who aspire to be skilled in their chosen trade, by progressing through an apprenticeship and working towards becoming a master craftsperson.

What subjects will I study?

The course is broken down into units and includes:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in building services engineering

  • Principles of electrical science

  • Electrical installations technology

  • Installation of wiring systems

  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering

  • Professional Standards

A course specific handbook can be found on the City & Guilds Website:

http://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/building-services-industry/electrial-installation/2365-electrotechnical- craft.

What are my progression and career options?

Successful completion of this course will assist you in progressing onto Level 3.

How will I be assessed?

The course commences in September. Each unit is split into practical and theory elements. Self-study is part of the course and students are also set written assignments that will require some research and time management. Most units have a practical and theory exam, both of which must be successfully completed in order to progress through the course. Students that do not meet the required milestones will not progress onto the next level of qualification. The apprenticeship framework is delivered over 4 years:

1st Year: Two days at College (in the craft area) and employed

2nd Year: Day release at College and employed

3rd Year: Day release at College and employed,NVQ level 3 commences with site visits by your Assessor

4th Year: NVQ 3 continues, which is undertaken on site whilst in employment

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade C including Maths and 1 GCSE grade D in English or 1 GCSE at grade C in Maths and Level 1 Multi Skills Qualification at merit grade. NOTE - All students will also need to achieve a minimum of a grade C in English GCSE before completion of their apprenticeship, as specified by City & Guilds. Mature entrants (over 18) may be allowed entry if they can demonstrate that they have an equivalent to the academic criteria via CV and interview. Additionally you will need to be employed and registered with the Department of Enterprise, who can be contacted on 685808. As applications for this craft are usually high and available student spaces are strictly limited, you are encouraged to make an application to the College and begin seeking an employer as soon as practicable.

You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.