Diploma in Electrical Installations (Level 2 + 3)

City & Guilds: 2365 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Level 2 + 3)

Course duration: 45 weeks

Term Dates: We deliver this course at our Bromsgrove training centre at weekends, our next course is scheduled to start Sunday 13th September 2020.

Cost:
£6K +VAT including exam fees, refreshments and free parking on each day of training.

This course can be paid for in instalments:

  • Initial Payment: £1.7K +VAT
  • Followed by 9 monthly payments of £478 +VAT to be paid on the 1st of each month

Overview

The Diploma in Electrical Installation (City & Guilds 2365) Level 2 & 3 Combined is the most comprehensive theory-based electrical course available and is aligned to the City & Guilds 5357, covering much of the same exams that are completed as part of an apprenticeship. It doesn’t require occupational evidence from the workplace so is suitable for anyone who is not currently working within the electrical industry.

After completing this course, you can progress to qualified electrician status by completing the NVQ (i.e. being assessed on genuine electrical work and producing a portfolio of evidence to confirm that you’ve acquired the full range of skills required). Part of this involves completing the AM2 test.

Assessment:

Throughout the course you will be assessed through online and practical assessments.

Entry Requirements

The Diploma in Electric Installation (City & Guilds 2365) qualification is for anyone who is aiming to become an electrician working on domestic, industrial or commercial installations, regardless of previous experience and knowledge.

The course offers an alternative route to becoming a qualified electrician without the need to be an apprentice. With the apprentice route you would need to find relevant employment first, attending college on a day release basis whilst acquiring on-the-job training from your employer.

The apprentice route takes at least a couple of years to complete and typically the low rate of starting pay can sometimes be an obstacle for mature candidates. The Diploma in Electrical Installation (City & Guilds 2365) gives you the same underpinning knowledge as the apprenticeship route except you don’t need to have a job in the industry before you start.

Once you’ve completed the course it will boost your chances of finding work in the sector and progressing towards becoming a fully qualified electrician. If that’s your aim, rather than remaining a domestic installer, then this is the route to take.

We find many students on The Diploma in Electric Installation (City & Guilds 2365) course are looking to change careers and find this option is the most suitable for them.

Although no previous electrical experience is required an understanding of GCSE level maths is advantageous for the successful completion of the course.

Books & Equipment Required::

18th Edition Wiring Regulations

On-Site Guide

Electrical Installations Level 2 Diploma (2365) Book 1, Peter Tanner

Electrical Installations Level 3 Diploma (2365) Book 2, Peter Tanner

What can I do on completing the course?

After the course you can register as a Domestic Installer or progress toward becoming a fully qualified electrician.

Domestic Installer

If you want to register with Domestic Installer scheme, you’ll also need to complete the following courses:

  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations £405 +VAT
  • 2391 Inspection & Testing course £700 +VAT

We offer the above courses as part of this package which is a saving of £1105 +VAT if attended separately.

Progress towards becoming a fully qualified electrician

After completing the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma you’ll need to complete the Performance Units (sometimes referred to as the NVQ). You’ll need to secure relevant work experience to build up your practical skills and be assessed in the workplace. On completing the Performance units, you would be a fully qualified electrician.

There would be an additional charge for undertaking the performance units. The Level 3 NVQ assessment costs £1100 +VAT, with an additional £795 +VAT required to undertake the threeday AM2 trade test. Therefore, the total cost of the performance units is £1895 +VAT.

Course Content

There are units on health & safety, electrical installation design, electrical installation craft, diagnosing and correcting electrical faults, inspection, testing and commissioning, environmental technology systems and electrical science and principles.

Modules – Level 2

Health & Safety

  • Understand how relevant legislation applies in the workplace
  • Understand the procedures dealing with Environmental & Health and Safety situations in the work environment
  • Understand the procedures for establishing a safe working environment
  • Understanding the requirements for identifying and dealing with hazards in the work environment

Principles of Electrical Science

  • Understand mathematical principles which are appropriate to electrical installation, maintenance and design work
  • Understand standard units of measurement used in electrical installation, maintenance and design work
  • Understand basic mechanics and the relationship between force, work, energy and power
  • Understand the fundamental principles which underpin the relationship between magnetism and electricity
  • Understand the types, applications and limitations of electronic components in electrotechnical systems and equipment

Electrical Installation Technology

  • Know implications of electrical industry regulations
  • Know how to obtain technical information
  • Know wiring systems of electrical installations
  • Know requirements of earthing systems
  • Know how electricity is supplied
  • Know requirements for different types of micro-renewable energies

Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering

  • Know the members of the construction team and their role within the building services industry
  • Know how to apply information sources in the building services industry
  • Know how to communicate with others I the building services industry

Modules – Level 3

Understand the fundamental principals and requirements of Environmental Technology Systems

  • Know the fundamental working principles of micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
  • Know the fundamental requirements of building location/building features for the potential to install micro-renewable and water conservation systems to exist
  • Know the fundamental regulatory requirements relating to micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
  • Know the typical advantages and disadvantages of micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies

Principles of Electrical Science

  • Understand electrical supply systems
  • Understand how different electrical properties can affect electrical circuits, systems and equipment
  • Understand the operating principles and applications of DC machines and AC motors
  • Understand the operating principles of electrical components
  • Understand the principles and applications of electrical lighting systems
  • Understand the principles of electrical heating

Fault Diagnosis and Rectification

  • Understand the health and safety requirements relevant to fault diagnosis
  • Understand the importance of reporting and communication in fault diagnosis
  • Understand the nature and characteristics of electrical faults
  • Understand the fault diagnosis procedure
  • Understand the procedures and techniques for correcting electrical faults

Inspection, Testing and Commissioning

  • Understand the requirements for completing the safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations
  • Understand the requirements for initial verification of electrical installations
  • Understand the requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations prior to their being placed into service
  • Understand the requirements for the safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations
  • Understand the requirements for testing before circuits are energised installations
  • Understand the requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates and associated documentation

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For more information, course dates and bookings, please call 01562 913639.