Electrical Instalation Building & Structures

City & Guilds Diploma , Level 2
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What Our Students Say

“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”


I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”


Did you know!

  • Take advantage of our bespoke workshops and garages to gain practical experience in a professional environment. Visit our Facebook @EngineeringLCC.
  • There are 2,239 jobs in the engineering technician, electrical engineering and engineering sector in Leeds, this means the sector has increased by 0.9% compared with 2018. (EMSI, 2019).

Course Information


Take the first steps to becoming an electrician with this course. You will gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required by the electrical installation trade. You’ll acquire knowledge of electrical principles and installation. You’ll also ensure your health and safety knowledge is up-to-date before experiencing practical workshops in our bespoke facilities.

More about STEM


This course is closed to further applications due to popularity and over subscription, we are however advising that places on our Engineering courses will allow you to study electrical engineering

Video Transcript

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INTERVIEWEE – CHRISTOPHER LANG  – Course Leader Electrical installation (SPEAKING)


Scenery – A tutor showing a tutor how to wire a circuit


Scenery – A shot of students working in an electrical workshop


Christopher Lang  – “I’m Christpher I’m course leader for level 2 electrical installation.”


Scenery – A student marking out a length of metal trunking under a tutors supervision


Christopher Lang – “Part of the time is spent in the workshop sessions where they get a chance to use the same standard of tools and materials they’d use on site. We also follow the same standards of health and safety. We have all our risk assessments in place and make sure they’re using the same PPE they would use on site.”


Scenery – A student feeding cables through plastic conduit and wiring a circuit.


Christopher Lang – “ I’d say that there’s a huge difference in students from who come to us in september to when they finish the course and whether they are leaving the level 2 course to go onto the level 3 or whether they’re leaving the level 3 to go and try and find a job out in industry. You get people who come to us and they’ve never picked up a screwdriver before whereas you get some people who come to us and they’ve been working with family or friends doing part time work as an electrician already we’ve got to make sure we differentiate and make sure everyones comfortable with what they’re doing and can go at their own pace whilst trying to build their confidence up as well and ultimately make them into professional electricians.”


Scenery – A student is wrapping a cable in electrical tape and feeding it though some plastic conduit.


Christopher Lang – “Like I say when people come to us in september some of them have never worked on site before or some have never even picked up a tool before so we start them off easy with like a 3 pin 13 amp 3 pin plug that you’d find on any piece of electrical equipment in your home. We take them through lighting circuits, socket circuits in various different wiring enclosures such  as the conduit and trunking that we’ve had a look at today.”


Scenery – A tutor showing a student how to cut the metal trunking followed by the student having a go at cutting the trunking safely using a hacksaw under the supervision of the tutor. 


Christopher Lang – “ seeing how the different cables we  use and then they get the chance to inspect and test make sure that it’s safe to be commissioned.”


Christopher Lang – “It’s a great trade to get into and the industry at the moment is booming. Especially after you know recovering from the pandemic there’s just been so much work out there we’ve got more apprentices than we’ve ever had and we increased the cohort of students by 50 percent last year and there’s loads of opportunities out there  for students who want to go out and earn some decent money.”


Scenery – A student using a pipe bender to bend metal conduit.


End Slide – Leeds City College (School of Engineering Logo)



Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits and skills

  • Gain an understanding of electrical installation.
  • Strengthen your communication skills ready for progression.
  • Understand electrical principles and how to apply them.
  • Acquire knowledge of the electrical installation trade.
  • Entry requirements

    GCSEs graded between 9-4 including English, maths, (and ideally science).

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Progression may include a level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

    Course details

    Duration: 1 year
    Start Date: 16/09/2024
    Fees (16-18): No fee
    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 71460-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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