Course overview

Electrical Installation Level 2 for adults City of Bristol College

An electrical installation course for adults in Bristol.

This qualification is a basic craft introduction to the electrical industry.

You can choose between:

  • Daytime learning: two full days each week. This option takes 35 weeks.
  • Evening learning: two three-hour evenings each week (Monday and Tuesday) with some distance learning. This option takes one academic year.

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to enable you to achieve a recognised electrical trade qualification which could lead to employment or an apprenticeship.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 19+. You will need a keen interest to learn knowledge and skills to start a career in electrical installation.

What you'll learn

The course is practically based in the electrical workshop at our Ashley Down Centre.

During your studies you will cover:

  • installation theory and technology
  • installation methods, procedures and requirements
  • installation craft skills
  • electrical science and principles
  • electrical health and safety.

Course entry requirements

Essential requirements you must have are: GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade 4 (C) or above in Maths and English or a suitable Level 1 qualification in Electrical Installation.

An initial assessment in Maths and English at Level 1 or above if no evidence of GCSE is verified and be able to demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a commitment to succeed and prepare effectively for employment.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress.

Some of the ways in which your success will be measured are attendance, exams, online assessments, practical assessments and a portfolio of work.

If you choose the evening course, the theory element of the course is completed through distance learning however you will have the opportunity to discuss any areas where you may require further clarification with the course lecturer when in college. The course is delivered in college over two evenings per week where all practical elements of the course are covered.

Future career and study opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical. You could also apply for an apprenticeship in the electrical industry.

Additional costs

You will need protective footwear and a high visibility vest for practical sessions.

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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