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Electrical Installation Level 2 Diploma at Weymouth College

Course description

This qualification allows you to acquire knowledge and craft skills of electrical installation. It does not require occupational evidence from the workplace, so is suitable for those who currently do not work within the electrical Industry (but may wish to do so). The qualification has been adapted from the QCF Diploma within the apprenticeship framework; so facilitates progression to the Industry recognised qualification. It will give you an opportunity to practice and be assessed in a secure environment on the installation of wiring systems together with the relevant theory of electrical installation. You will gain skills and knowledge in a wide range of electrical engineering aspects ensuring that you are able to work both competently and safely. You will have the opportunity to utilise the IET On-Site-Guide with some of the units; and also acquire the knowledge of electrical science and principles. For the Level 2 course you will study at the College for three days a week with approximately 60% of the course being theory and 40% practical. It combines lectures, directed study, workshop activities and simulated jobs in the College. This qualification has been designed to map into the Advanced Electrotechnical Apprenticeship qualification. Successful completion of this course would allow a quicker completion of the Electrotechnical Apprenticeship framework, should you successfully gain an apprenticeship place with a local employer.

Course content

The course consists of five units of study: • Health and Safety in Electrical Installation • Electrical Installation Theory and Technology • Electrical Installation Methods, Procedures and Requirements • Electrical Installation Craft Skills • Electrical Science and Principles.

Entry requirements

At least 4 GCSEs at minimum grade D, or equivalent, including maths and science.

Future opportunities

You can progress your learning with Weymouth College from Level 2 through to Level 3, which provides a good grounding for entry to the electrical engineering and installation industries. Those who successfully complete the Level 2 course may be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation. The course should provide an enhanced understanding of the principles and skills required for these industries, and allow progression to higher education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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