Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Full Time)

This Level 2 qualification, through EAL, will give you the essential knowledge and practical skills you need to start a career as an electrician or work as electrician in the building services engineering sector. It is a replacement for the City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 Award. This qualification does not make candidates fully qualified electricians, however, it allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electrotechnology sector. It is suitable for those who want to gain progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship programme or help gain the underlying knowledge to progress onto an electrotechnical NVQ. It covers many areas within Electrotechnical technology, units such as principle of electrical science, electrical installations technology and health and safety within Building Services Engineering.


Course Content

The course covers the following areas: 

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations technology

Part 1

This will follow the Electrical pathway of the NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations qualification. On achieving this preliminary qualification it will then be subsumed as the first part of the full level 2 Electrical Installation qualification units 201-203. The benefits are that hand skills as well as electrical skills will be developed.

Comprises of the following units:

  • PEO units
  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment PEO2/001
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering PEO / 002
  • Using and communicating technical information PEO/003
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques PEO / 005
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits PEO2/33
  • Forming and assembling electrical cable enclosure PEO2/34

Part 2

This will follow units 204/205 of the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation.

Comprises of the following units:

  • Level 2 Units
  • Unit: ELEC2/01 - Health and Safety in Electrical Installation
  • Unit: ELEC2/04 - Electrical Installation Theory and Technology
  • Unit: ELEC2/05A - Electrical Installation Methods, Procedures and Requirements
  • Unit: ELEC2/05B - Electrical Installation Craft Skills
  • Unit: ELEC2/08 - Electrical Science and Principles

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at grade C/4 to include Maths, Science or English and three further GCSEs at Grade D/3. All suitable applicants will be required to have a formal interview, satisfactory references and attendance record.  This course is designed for 16-19 year old students; the opportunity to upgrade one GCSE in Mathematics or English will be available.

Duration and Delivery

One year, three days a week in College.  


Progression routes can include employment, although not as a fully qualified electrician, or to the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation.  If in employment the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation would be possible.

Additional Information

For further information please contact Stephen Locke in the School of Engineering on 020 8268 2811 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email


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