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Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures) Level 2 at Northampton College

Course description

This course provides a solid grounding in the Electrotechnical industry, and offers sound basic training for prospective electricians. It aims to provide knowledge and awareness of the techniques, craft skills, technology and related science required for electrical installation work, and also provides an understanding of the regulations and Health and Safety requirements governing electrical installation processes, including knowledge of the organisation and structure of the industry within which these are carried out.The Level 2 2365 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Builidings and Structures) Electrical Craft qualification is intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable them to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship programme or help you gain the underlying knowledge to progress onto an Electrotechnical NVQ. Units include: - Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering - Principals of Electrical Science - Electrical Installations Technology - Installation of wiring systems and enclosures - Understand how to communicate with others in Building Services EngineeringShould you wish find out more about the course, the units and the assessments please take a look at the qualification handbook at the link below:

Course content

The Level 2 2365 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Electrical Craft is designed for new entrants to the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need. This course is specifically aimed at 16-19 year olds, but some spaces are available for students aged 19 and over and your study options will be discussed with you at interview.Demand for this course is extremely high and as such you are advised to arrange an interview at an early stage.You are advised that completion of this course does not make candidates fully qualified electricians but will lead to you being able to progress to L3 2365-03 and if successful in completing the Level 3 course you get 90% credit towards the underpinning knowledge towards the apprenticeship programme.

Entry requirements

GCSEs at Grade A* - C in Mathematics and English Language plus two GCSEs at Grade A* - D or A related Level 1 Electrical Installations qualification at Merit Grade plus GCSEs at Grade A* - C in Mathematics and English Language or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics.Entry requirements for applicants aged 19 and over are subject to initial interview and assessment.


During the first five weeks initial assessments will take place and attendance/punctuality closely monitored to make sure both the student and the level of work are suitably matched. There will be written assignments and on-line exams for each of the units. Further assessment of the course is by completion of a number of major practical assignments in the College's Electrical Workshops as you progress and these are carried out under exam conditions.Assessment of the course is by completion of 2 major practical assignments. Training includes: - Conduit work in PVC and steel - Trunking - Cable tray - Armoured cables and various systems enclosureThe two practical assessments must be completed in a block during the course and involve the installation/testing of various systems and enclosures. This is conducted under strict exam conditions. In addition, there are a series of multiple choice examinations (one for each unit) using the online 'GOLA' examination scheme. Progressing through the course is only possible on successful completion of examinations.Due to the length of time required for the two assignments, candidates are expected to attend on different days to their usual attendance and can expect to be at College from 9am-7pm, if deemed necessary, to complete the work in their allotted scheduled times.

Future opportunities

After successful achievement of this course students can progress onto the Level 3 2365 Electrical Craft Qualification.

Further information

Students are expected to come to college everyday with a scientific calculator, ruler, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities. Other protective clothing will be provided and must be worn, for example, safety goggles and failure to follow this requirement will result in the student being excluded from the workshop until they comply.Students who are 19+ are expected to all elements of their study programme including Enterprise sessions and work experience.Students are also expected to purchase and bring with them to every day the latest copy of the IET On-Site Guide available from various internet outlets and good bookshops.If you are aged 19 or over at the start of the course the exam registration fee payable at enrolment is approximately £80.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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