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Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma (day)

An introduction to the skills you need to carry out a range of electrical installation activities needed to start work in the industry. Units of study will include an introduction to all types of circuits, including the theory and regulations behind it. Please note both of the two years of the course must be completed to achieve the qualification. This is a one year day release course attending for one day a week. This course is designed to give students the required level of understanding and underpinning knowledge to advance onto the Level 3 qualification, on the path to ultimately become a qualified electrician.

Entry requirements

You must have completed Level 1 in Electrical Installation to progress on to the Level 2. Due to the size of the qualification part of the Level 2 content is delivered in the Level 1 course.

Course content

This course offers learners both practical and theoretical insights into the electrotechnical field of expertise. The practical aspect is covered by carrying out various types of electrical installations initially on boards, progressing onto real size as your ability increases, while the theoretical side is covered in a classroom environment. There is approximately a 50% split between practical and theory.

Units include:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations technology
  • Installation of wiring systems and enclosures
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering.

Assessment methods

There are mix of written assignments, online exams and practical assessments, spread over the two years of study.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the course students can progress onto the City and Guilds 2365 Level 3 Diploma. If students find employment during the year they can transfer to the 2357 or 2397 Level 3 NVQ, required for becoming a qualified electrician.

Additional information

For the start of the course you will need steel toe footwear for practical sessions. You will need note-taking equipment and a scientific calculator. The cost of all materials used in practical lessons is included in the enrolment fee.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 22/09/2020 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £1286 Cauldwell Street BBD1467 Apply


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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