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Electrical Installation - City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma at West Thames College

Course description

This course includes theory and practice and is designed as a starting point for those seeking to become trained electricians.

Course content

You will study:

  • Principles of electrical systems
  • Electrical installation technology
  • Health and safety
  • Installation of wiring systems.

Entry requirements

At least 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above or successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma or a relevant foundation course with functional skills in English and maths. You will have an assessment.

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Assessment will take the form of online multiple choice tests and practical assignments.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18 years.

Future opportunities

This course provides a good grounding to go on to the City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate or an advanced apprenticeship. To gain the full electrician certificate you will have 4 years of industrial experience in electrical installations, and have obtained the Level 2 and Level 3 technical certificates or an NVQ Level 3.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2017
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    • As part of West Thames College London, the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre in Feltham is a smaller campus with a friendly atmosphere, offering a range of trade courses in West London.

      Around 650 students study at the Skills Centre to gain the practical skills needed for a career in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Engineering, Catering or Construction trades (Plumbing, Brickwork, Painting & Decorating, Electrical Installation and Carpentry).

      We have excellent links with employers too, so there are lots of job and apprenticeship opportunities.

      The Centre has its own Common Room, Careers Advisors, Library, Cafeteria, IT Suite and Outdoor Leisure Activities. Students at Feltham also have full access to the Isleworth campus.

      Courses at the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre are very popular and, as places are limited, you are advised to apply early.