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City & Guilds Level 2 in Electrical Installation at Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Course description

This course will provide you with basic understanding of electrical installation practical skills and theory that will prepare you to move towards employment as an electrician. You will learn about: how to work effectively and safely with electrical installations; the theory and principles of electricity and electrical installations; how to apply health, safe and electrical principles to the workplace; and how to connect and install electrical systems. This includes different types of circuits, different components and safety equipment. By the end of the course, you will be able to work confidently and safely in installing electrical systems and be able to produce high quality work. You will continue to improve your English and/or maths skills in structured lessons alongside your course, and if you plan to progress to a Level 3 course you will need to demonstrate a satisfactory level of improvement in English and/or maths by the end of the year.

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade C or higher in maths and science. A new grad scale is in operation for maths and English which is numerical. The equivalent to a B grade will be a 6 and the equivalent to a C grade will be a 5 for entry requirement purposes. You will also be interested in electrical installation and may want to become an electrician. You may be eligible for the course if you are a mature student with experience of work but who does not hold these qualifications. Please contact us to arrange an interview if you are in this position.


You will complete a range of practical projects and will be assessed and monitored throughout the year on these. You will also have to complete multiple choice tests for each unit you study and complete practical and written assessments.

Financial information

Newcastle Maintenance Allowance (NMA): Anyone with a household income under £21,000 can receive £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you will be able to progress to the full time EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology to continue to develop your skills and knowledge in electrical installation. You will also be well prepared to progress into employment with an electrical installation company as an apprentice.

Further information

As part of your course, you will visit building sites and electrical installation companies to find out more about real-life work in a range of settings. There may also be opportunities to undertake work experience as part of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle-under-Lyme College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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