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Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) Level 2 Diploma at Isle of Wight College

Course description

This qualification is ideal for those candidates who have gained some on site electrical experience and wish to further their career or candidates who wish to enter the electrical industry.

Course content

Your course will be centred on developing the skills and knowledge required to become a practising electrician. Subject areas will include the requirements of BS7671 in relationship to domestic, commercial and industrial installations. You will learn the latest industry practices and techniques and this will be developed in both the classroom and workshop environment. Other areas for development will be of a scientific nature and will include the principles of motors. Generators, single phase and three phase theory.

Entry requirements

Candidates must either;

  • Have obtained at least GCSE Grade A-C in English and Maths, and ideally GCSE grade A-C in Science. Ideally candidates will be currently employed or will have been previously employed within the electrical industry.

OR must;

  • Have obtained a Level I electrical qualification, and have also achieved or are working towards Functional Skills in English and Maths at level 2, or have completed a Level II Basic Skills qualification in English and Maths or equivalent.

Or must;

  • Students who cannot fulfil the listed requirements (in a or b above) will be invited to undertake a screening assessment to ascertain their current working level of functional skills. A review of this assessment will take place and successful candidates will undertake a 6 week trial period on this course. At the end of this period a final decision will be made in consultation with the candidate as to the suitability of the candidate for this course


The course is a combination of practical and theory workshops. Attendance is 1 day per week for Part Time across 2 academic years, or up to 4 days per week for Full Time across 1 academic year . In order to gain the full qualification you will be required to complete two practical assessments normally completed over a three to four day period together with four external City and Guilds examinations.

Future opportunities

Opportunities exist to proceed to the Level 3 City and Guilds 2365 Technical Certificate or the Level 3 NVQ Diploma City and Guilds 2357.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Wight College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2016
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