Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Electrical Installation

1 year Part Time available at Smallford Campus. This course is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge required to complete the qualification to Level 2, in preparation for progression onto a Level 3 qualification. It will arm you with a electrical qualification which will support your search for work within the electrical industry.


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  • Subject area:

    Electrical Installation

  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Venue:

    St Albans Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    City & Guilds of London Institute

About the department

The electrical installation team at Oaklands College come from different parts of the electrical installation industry. Collectively, they have experience in domestic, commercial and industrial installation work, motors and control circuits, data cabling and software applications, installation inspection and testing, installation design and verification, electrical and electronic engineering.

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

An interest in working in the electrical installation industry. An aptitude for practical skills. 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths.

Want to go into the electrical installation industry? Begin your training with this Level 2 Electrical qualification. Although this course has a practical element, a significant amount of time is spent in the classroom where you will be taught the underpinning scientific and technological theory necessary for entry into the electrical industry. Maths and English Functional Skills qualifications are included with this course.

An introduction to the basic techniques and methods of different wiring systems used in the electrical installation industry. This is workshop based and involves working with a range of different wire and enclosure types. Applications of electrical science, motors, magnetism, single and polyphase power are all aspects of the electrical installation industry and understanding the working principles of these is a part of an electricians training. Circuit and installation calculations. An electrician must be able to calculate the way a circuit or an installation is going to operate before any wiring begins. This is to ensure the installation methods and circuit components are safe and will operate correctly both under normal running and fault conditions.

The Level 2 Electrotechnical Certificate consists fo a series of on-going assessments covering Health and Safety and Principles of Electrotechnology. You will also be required to undertake Functional Skills examinations.


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  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation (this does not apply to HE courses). Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.