Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0015-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: East Brighton Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Electrical machinery

If you are interested in a career in the electrical industry, then this course will provide the experience and knowledge required to progress to becoming a qualified electrician. Using a mix of taught sessions and project work, you will be trained to fabricate containment, install and terminate cables, inspect and test electrical installations, and diagnose and rectify electrical faults, along with learning about the underpinning industry regulations and electrical science.

  • Purpose-built Construction and Trades Centre
  • Industry-standard facilities and equipment
  • Expert lecturers with years of experience
  • Opportunities for work experience

Start dates

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Entry requirements

To study at Level 2 you must have completed the Level 1 Electrical course and have a Grade 3 (D/E) in GCSE Maths and English.

Entry requirements

About this course

You will work in the purpose built Construction and Trades Centre in a real work environment. 

You will be taught by highly-experienced teachers who have years of collective knowledge and industry experience between them. 

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. The course also provides links with local employers. 

Course units

  • Circuit types 
  • Installing wiring systems and enclosures
  • The national grid
  • Electrical science
  • Running a business
  • Health and safety


  • Purpose-built electrical centre at the new Construction and Trades Centre which provides a real work environment and industry standard facilities
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment 
  • Library and computing facilities 
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support 
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

Work experience

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas. 

You are expected to seek employment within the industry and will be given support to achieve this.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's next?

After Level 2, you can progress to Level 3, either full-time or as an apprentice.  

Future careers include: 

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

Course fees and finance

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704


Open events

Register for our next open events taking place in March 2022. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND 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.

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