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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

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.

Assessment

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


Assessment

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
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Electrical or electronics technician

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,380

AVERAGE £25,721

POTENTIAL £37,830

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Science

Electrician or electrical fitter

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations.
  • Selects, cuts and lays wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting.
  • Cuts, bends and installs electrical conduit.
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting or welding.
  • Installs electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances such as fuse boxes, generators, light sockets etc.
  • Examines electrical plant or machinery, domestic appliances and other electrical assembly for faults using test equipment and replaces worn parts and faulty wiring.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,901

AVERAGE £28,938

POTENTIAL £39,917

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Electrical or electronic trade n.e.c.

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.
  • Places prepared parts and sub-assemblies in position, checks their alignment and secures with hand tools to install x-ray and medical equipment, aircraft instruments and other electronic equipment.
  • Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings.
  • Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment.
  • Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments.
  • Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing.
  • Assists with the erection of wood poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.
  • Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment.
  • Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects.
  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,305

AVERAGE £29,933

POTENTIAL £41,633

Desired Skills:
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