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Electrical Installations

Electrical Installations

This qualification is for candidates who want to work as electricians in the building services sector. This qualification does not make candidates fully qualified electricians and candidates will sign a disclaimer stating the fact.

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electro-technology sector.

This qualification covers many areas within Electro technical technology, units such as principles of electrical science, electrical installations technology and health and safety within Building Services Engineering. Candidates will be assessed by on-demand multiple choice tests (available through the City & Guilds assessment platform e-volve) and practical assignments which are assessed by staff in the department.

This qualification is delivered by staff who have many years on site experience and a great understanding of what it takes to be successful in this vocational area. The department has access to a large amount of first class learning resources to aid you in your studies and you will use the latest tools and materials during your course.

The course duration is one year and consists of the following units:

  • Unit 201/501: Health and safety in Building Services Engineering (BSE); assessed in centre and online.
  • Unit 202: Principles of electrical science; assessed online.
  • Unit 203: Electrical installations technology; assessed online.
  • Unit 204: Installations of wiring systems and enclosures; practically assessed in centre.
  • Unit 210: Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering; assessed online.

Unit 201/501: You will learn; health and safety legislation; how to handle hazardous situations; know electrical safety requirements when working in the building services industry; the safety requirements for working with gases and heat producing equipment; the safety requirements for using access equipment in the building services industry; the safety requirements for working safely in excavations and confined spaces in the building services industry; how to apply safe working practice.
Unit 202: You will learn: the principles of electricity; the principles of basic electrical circuits; the principles of electro-magnetism; the principles of basic mechanics; electrical quantities in Star Delta configurations; the operating principle of a range of electrical equipment; the principle of AC theory.
Unit 203: You will learn: the implications of electrical industry regulations; how to obtain technical information; types of wiring systems of electrical installations; requirements of earthing systems; how electricity is supplied; requirements for different types of micro-renewable energies.
Unit 204: You will learn: the tools used to install wiring systems; how to prepare for installing wiring systems; how to install wiring systems; how to bond mains services to the main earthing terminal; how to inspect a “dead” electrical installation; how to test a “dead” electrical installation.
Unit 210: You will learn: the members of the construction team and their role within the building services industry; how to apply information sources in the building services industry; how to communicate with others in the building services industry.

  • EAL Level 2 First Certificate in Engineering Technology (if studied at KS4)
  • A*-C grades in English, Maths.
  • Prospective candidates will be required to sit a colour perception test. Success in this test is a mandatory requirement for this qualification.

If you wish to progress onto the Electro-technical apprenticeship diploma you will require A*-C grades including English, Maths and IT.

This qualification allows candidates to progress into employment, although not as a fully qualified electrician, or to the following City and Guilds qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) (2365-03)
  • Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Installation) (5357-03)