Electrical Installation - Level 2 (Full-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

Attendance Full-Time


The qualification covers many areas within Electrotechncial technology, units such as principles of electrical science, electrical installations technology and health and safety within Building Services Engineering.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Rutherford Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

These qualifications are intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable you to gain the underlying knowledge to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Programme

The Level 2 qualification is designed for new entrants to the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course you will gain a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma Certificate in Electrotechnical Craft (2365).

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

There are five mandatory units that have to be completed. They are:

  • 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 Service Engineering

Learning Methods

You will learn through practical demonstrations and lectures.

Assessment Methods

Candidates will be assessed by multiple choice tests (available through the City & Guilds eassessment platform e-volve) and practical assignments.

Progression Opportunities

To progress onto our Level 3 Electrical Installation Advanced Diploma



Career Opportunities

It allows candidates to progress into employment, although not as a fully qualified electrician, or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 3Electrical Installation advanced diploma
  • Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations
  • Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSE's graded 9 - 4 including English and maths or successful completion of level 1 electrical installations.

There will also be a formal interview for applicants with the level 1 who still require their English and Maths.

For all successful applicants who do not possess the above it is mandatory for them to attend and pass either their Functional Skills or GCSE in mathematics and / or English Language whilst studying this vocational course.

If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an English language test score of 5.0 or above.

There will also be a formal interview.


Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.