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Electrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) C&G Level 2 Diploma at Macclesfield College

Course description

This course will develop your skills and knowledge required for Electrical Installation.

On successful completion of the course you will gain a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation qualification and you will be qualified at an Improver level or Electrician’s Mate. 

Please note that this qualification does not make you a fully qualified electrician.

You will also gain qualifications in any GCSE or Functional Skills you successfully undertake.

Course content

During this course you will cover the following units:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering 
  • Principles of electrical science 
  • Electrical installations technology 
  • Installation of wiring systems & enclosures 
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services 

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade C or above. If you have achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.

Entry requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs Grade D or above 
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification 

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


Assessment will be through a combination of practical evidence, course work and online exam

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Future opportunities

On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

  • Apply to study the C&G Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures), C&G Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnology, C&G Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations, C&G Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations
  • Apply for an Apprenticeship
  • Pursue employment in the industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Macclesfield College directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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