Electrical Installation Level 2 at Sheffield College
This is a one year full time course.
About the course
This course can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in the electrical installation industry.
You will learn about the underlying principles of electrical science, gaining skills and knowledge in specialist areas such as electrical maintenance, installing wiring systems and enclosures. You will learn about principles of electricity, circuits, electro magnetism, the principles of basic mechanics and the operation of electrical equipment such as motors and transformers. Health and safety and effective working practices including working in excavations and confined spaces will form an important part of the course.
This leads to the basic qualification required to an electrician, but this course alone does not qualify students to work as an electrician. In order to work as an electrician, students need to gain practical work experience which is usually through a recognised apprenticeship programme.
Approximately 60% of the course is theory and contextual work and 40% practical. This is the more practical option than the Electrical Engineering BTEC level 2.
You will be required to study functional skills or GCSE English or maths if you do not already hold a minimum of GCSE grade 4. (Many universities and employers ask for a minimum of GCSE grade 4 in both maths and English).
Personal Study Time
You are expected to work independently on project work away from the college.
Will this course suit me?
This course is suitable for students who are interested in a career as an Installation Electrician.
C&G level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations
4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths
The course is assessed by assignments, multiple choice online exams and practical assignments.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
The next step could be to the C&G level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations or onto an electrical apprenticeship.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.