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Engineering Technology (Electrical) Level 2 VRQ at Stafford College

Course description

This course is aimed at people who want to work in the Electrical Engineering.  The programme will provide the basic knowledge and understanding for those wishing to progress in the Electrical Sector.


The qualification provides a grounding in basic skills, knowledge and understanding of common engineering practices, along with a grasp of safe working practices which are essential for anyone seeking to build a career in any type of engineering.


The focus is on electrical practical skills and knowledge which ensure that you gain practical experience in our workshop and have some expectation of some of the situations that you could face in a job role within the engineering sector.


This qualification does not require workplace evidence.

Course content

The course builds technical knowledge and practical skills. The theory content of the syllabus is approximately 60% and the practical elements amount to around 40%.


The course consists of two qualifications:


NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations



  • Working Safely In An Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently And Effectively In Engineering
  • Using And Communicating Technical Information
  • Wiring And Testing Electrical Equipment And Circuits
  • Forming And Assembling Electrical Cable Enclosure And Support Systems
  • Assembling And Testing Electronic Circuits


English & Maths

We are committed to helping students improve their skills in English and Maths. Students on a full-time course at College who missed out on GCSE qualifications at Grades A-C in these subjects at school will attend additional classes and receive support to enhance their grades. Depending on individual ability, students will work towards GCSE, City & Guilds or Functional Skills Awards to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to progress to University or employment.

Entry requirements

Reference plus two GCSEs at grade C or above in maths, English Language, Science or IT, or equivalent.


External assessment for the first three units takes the form of a multiple choice examination. There are a number of practical and theory assessments which are held continuously throughout the year.

Financial information

Students may be able to receive financial support, please contact Student Services for further information on 01785 275512.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Electrical Installation.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the College or our courses then write, visit or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468. Our email address is If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to get the advice you need from a member of our guidance team.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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