L2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) FT – September 2024

Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L2 for 19-23 year olds. Free Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This course is designed to give those with an interest in working in electrical installation an understanding of the theory and practical skills needed for a career in the industry. As well as basic electrical skills, you will learn how to wire systems together and have the opportunity to practice and develop your skills.

The course does not require occupational evidence from the workplace, so is suitable for anyone who currently does not work within the electrical industry (but may wish to do so). The qualification has been adapted from the QCF diploma within the Apprenticeship framework; so facilitates progression to the industry recognised qualification.

It will give you an opportunity to practice and be assessed in a secure environment on the installation of wiring systems together with the relevant theory of electrical installation. You also have the opportunity to utilise the IET On-Site Guide with some of the units and also acquire the knowledge of electrical science and principles.

During this course you will be asked to carry out work experience that is relevant to the subject you are studying. This is with an external company and allows you to put what you will learn in the classroom into practice. It will also help you to develop a variety of different skills. Upon completion of the course and the industry placement, it can also help you to secure an apprenticeship, employment or assist you with your application for university. We recommend that you start thinking about your placement as soon as you have applied for your course and consider potential employers you may want to undertake the placement with to help you get the most out of the experience. For further information and advice on industry placements please contact the industry placement team on wex@chesterfield.ac.uk

Course Content

This course includes five mandatory units:

  • Health and safety in electrical installation
  • Electrical science and principles
  • Electrical installation theroy and technology

  • Electrical installation craft skills
  • Electrical installation methods, procedures and requirements

Within the qualification you will have the opportunity to utilise the IET On-Site Guide, and also be introduced to how regulations (including BS 7671) affect electrical installation. The qualification covers standard circuits as described in the On-Site Guide.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (including English, maths and science), or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • online exams
  • practical assignments
  • coursework


Upon successful completion of this course, you can choose to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or Level 3 Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering