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Electrical Installations Diploma Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

This course is the natural progression for any student who has taken the Electrical Installations Level 1 course and wants build on their knowledge and skills. It is designed for anyone who would like to work in the electrical industry but does not yet have an apprenticeship.

Course content

The programme includes Theory and Technology, Methods Procedures and Requirements, Craft Skills, Science and Principles and Health and Safety.

All aspects of the qualification will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical-based workshop sessions and will be assessed through a series of practical assessments and exams.

Your study programme will include tutorial sessions and work experience. You will also study Maths and English if a GCSE at grade C or above has not previously been achieved in these subjects.

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths at grade 3 or above and GCSE English Language at grade 3 or above.
Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE Maths will study towards GCSE Maths to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and retake GCSE Maths in the following year.

Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE English Language will study towards GCSE English Language to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study the Level 1 Functional Skills English and retake GCSE in the following year. 

At the end of the year all learners are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of their Level 2 Study Programme and achieved a graded improvement in their Maths and English Language studies before being allowed to progress.

You will need to have successfully completed the Electrical Installations Level 1 course to undertake this programme.


You will undergo progressive assessment on the completion of the practical and theoretical elements at the end of each unit.

Financial information

Q. Is there any equipment needed to participate on this course?
A. Safety clothing including boots and work trousers need to be purchased by the student. Students are also required to provide their own stationery and textbooks, a full equipment list will be provided at interview.

Q. Are there any costs for this course?
A. Students are asked to pay a contribution towards materials and learning resources used in workshops and classrooms. There may also be trips throughout the year which may incur a cost.  Financial support may be available, if you require further information contact the guidance centre on 01271 338125.

Future opportunities

Successful learners can progress to an apprenticeship. Learners may also wish to consider progressing to a Level 3 programme within the field of construction.

Further information

All teaching and learning is carried out in our fully equipped electrical workshops.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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