Electrical Installation

Qualification: EAL Diploma
Level 2

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About this course

This industry-recognised qualification will provide you with the basic knowledge and craft skills of electrical installation. You will learn, develop and practise the installation of wiring systems together with the relevant theory of electrical installation.

Taught by our industry-experienced tutors, you will develop a large number of practical wiring and installation skills designed to help you find work as an apprentice or self-employed installer.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Installation methods, procedures and requirements
  • Electrical installation craft skills
  • Electrical science principles and technology
  • Environmental protection methods in building services
  • Health and safety in electrical installation

Year 2

  • Electrical installation theory and technology
  • Electrical installation methods, procedures and requirements
  • Electrical installation craft skills
  • Electrical science and principles
  • Health and safety

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 1 Diploma. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


Our construction workshops provide a fantastic learning environment with industry standard equipment.


Entry requirements

Direct entry to year 2

  • 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above (including English, maths and science) and skills test

Entry to year 1

  • GCSEs grade 2/E or above (including English and maths) OR Level 1 in English and maths

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
01/09/20 1 or 2 years Main campus
What next?
  • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation
  • Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation
  • NVQs or other relevant Level 3 courses
  • Entry level employment in electrical installation
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities