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Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations

This course is designed for people who would like to gain employment within the electrical industry. It combines practical training with some basic electrical theory. The practical work is carried out in our own training workshop to the necessary industrial standards and matches some of the requirements of ‘off the job’ training for an electrical apprenticeship.
Trainees are in a strong position when seeking employment as an electrical apprentice (trainee), due to our links with industry in Swindon and the surrounding area. The course covers the following units; Health & safety in building services engineering, Principles of electrical science, Electrical installations technology, Installation of wiring systems and enclosures, Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering, 60% practical, 40% theory.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include Maths, English and Science and the successful completion of set assessments during the first five weeks of the course.

What do I need to bring?

Notepad/paper, pen, clutch pencil, USB Stick, calculator (mobile phone is not acceptable for this).

Assessment/Exam information

Written assignments and GOLA (on-line) multiple-choice exams. Students also complete practical assessments.

Other information

Swindon College offers a friendly and relaxed learning atmosphere with highly qualified staff delivering a successful course.

There is a structured tutorial support system and students have access to many learning facilities that the College offers.

What can I do next?

Students may wish to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma course or alternatively if they gain employment as an apprentice (trainee) could return to college on a part-time day release basis sponsored by their employer, to complete an apprenticeship.

Qualification description

On completion the student will gain the following qualifications:

Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) (QCF).

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 02 Sep 2019 26 Jun 2020 Tuition fee: £1,300.00
Award body exam fee: £146.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
Course Fees apply to each year of the course, with the exception of Level 3 courses.
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: FT COURSE

Any extra costs

Students aged 19+ will pay tuition fees, plus exam, registration and material costs.

There may be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits.

Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff in our Student Finance office or call 01793 491591 for more information.

Please be aware course fees are subject to change and may vary due to cost increase from suppliers and number of enrolments.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at:
Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY.
Tel. 01793 491591 or email