City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation

Entry Requirements

You will need to have achieved a Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation or 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A-C) including English and maths.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college for the courses and we will request a school or college report.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.

You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

What's Involved

This is one of the most in-demand construction jobs around because everyone needs an electrician at some time or other.

Working in construction as an electrician involves a high level of responsibility, because very strict safety regulations must be met. He or she must keep up to date with the different types of legislation covering electrical equipment.

As with many other construction careers, this role gives you the chance to get involved with all kinds of work on all kinds of projects. Electricians could be needed to bring power safely into people’s homes or be on the team of a major construction engineering project.

They are highly skilled in inspecting electrical systems, equipment and components so they can identify and repair anything that doesn’t work properly. They test every kind of electrical equipment and repair or replace wiring, equipment and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.

There are plenty of opportunities for working on projects that help the environment. They can work in renewable technology; such as wind turbines or photovoltaic systems that turn the sun’s energy into electricity.

Some electricians specialise:

Installation electrician - puts power, lighting, fire protection, security and data-network systems into buildings

According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, an additional 175,440 construction vacancies in Electrical.Trades and Installation will be created between 2017 – 2021.

These qualifications are intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable you to gain the underlying knowledge of electrical installation. The Level 2 qualification is designed for new entrants to the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need.

If you are interested in working in the electrical installation sector, this course will provide you with the ideal platform on which to make your career choices. The course is a split 50/50 practical and theory which will allow you to learn and develop various skills relating to the electrical industry.

The Study programme will consist of multiple elements which you will need to complete:

> Qualification

> Individual and group tutorial sessions

> Industry related work placement (if appropriate)

> Development of English and mathematics. You will be required to undertake a formal qualification if you have not already achieved English and/or Maths at Level 2.

> Development of enterprise and employability skills.

This is a practical and theory based course, where you will learn through underpinning theory sessions. Practical assignments are also carried out in the college site area where you will learn key principles. This course is supported by individual and group tutorial sessions.

Key principles of the course include:

> Health and safety in building services engineering

> Principles of electrical science

> Electrical installations technology

> Installation of wiring systems and enclosures

> Communication with others within building services engineering

* These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this point, however we keep these as up to date as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

This qualification is for those who want to work as electricians in the building services engineering sector.

NOTE: This qualification does not make learners fully qualified electricians

Course Assessment Method

Most teaching and learning is workshop-based, however the course does incoprtate theory based lessons.

Students will be assessed by practical and related knowledge assessments on each related unit of the course. There will be online exams that the learner must pass to achieve the qualification.

When a given number of units have been successfully being completed the qualification can be achieved.

What's Next

You may continue on to the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation, or alternatively you may want to progress into employment or a Level 3 Apprenticeship in a relevant qualification.

However, you will not be a fully qualified electrician with this level 2 qualification.

> An apprentice electrician starts on around £8,000 a year, depending on age and where they live.

> Newly trained electricians can earn in the region of £14,500 - £19,000

> Trained with experience electricians can earn in the region of £19,000 - £30,000

> Senior or master electricians can earn in the region of £30,000 - £36,000

Salaries depend on location, employer, level of responsibility, and any overtime you may do. Self-employed electricians set their own pay rates.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation
Level: Level 2
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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