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Electrical Installation - Level 2 Diploma

Course Code: FE0255-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Start Date: September 2019 Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Electrical installation

Course aims

This course prepares you for work as an electrician in the building services. Our industry-experienced teachers will introduce you to a wide ranging set of skills, from working in a house installing sockets and lights, through to maintaining motors and machines in an engineering environment. There is a mix of theory lessons and practical work in the workshop.

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have GCSE English, maths and science at grade 3 or above.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Health and safety
  • Electrical science
  • Electrical installations technology
  • Communication in the building sector
  • Installing wiring and enclosures

Why this course at the MET?

  • Knowledgeable tutors with current site experience 
  • Modern facilities
  • High grade achievements
  • Brand new blended learning environment

This course is run from our purpose-built construction and engineering centre at Northbrook MET's Broadwater Campus. The industry-standard facilities simulate a real working environment, with workshops designed to provide a learning experience that will prepare you for employment.

You will work alongside students studying other construction and engineering trades and benefit from this unique learning environment.

Broadwater Campus has excellent facilities, including our coffee shop (serving Starbucks beverages), canteen (hot and cold food and drink), Learning Resource Centre (Library) and access to research and IT facilities. Classrooms are equipped with projectors and screens to enhance your learning.


There will be four multi-choice examinations set by City & Guilds:

  • Working effectively and safely in the electrotechnical environment
  • Examination on the principles of electrotechnology
  • Application of health and safety and electrical principles
  • Installation (buildings and structures)

Also you will need to complete two assignments:

  • 3 phase network measurements
  • Mini installation in workshop area


Further study and future careers

Further study - you can progress to a Level 3 Diploma in either electrical installation or electrotechnology, either full-time or as an apprentice.

Future careers:

  • Electrician
  • Electrical engineer
  • Industrial installer
  • Project manager
  • Self-employment

Further study and future careers
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