Electrical Installation (Building & Structures) City & Guilds Diploma Level 2

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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.

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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 / 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).

    Career Progression

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

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    1 year

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