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Electrical Installation Intermediate (Level 2)

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Electrical Installation Intermediate (Level 2)

This study programme will give you an introduction to the skills you will need to carry out a range of electrical installation activities required to start work in the industry. Units of study will include an introduction to all types of circuits, including the theory and regulations behind it. This one-year full-time study programme will require attendance for 4 days per week, and is designed to give you the required level of understanding and knowledge to progress onto the Level 3 qualification and, ultimately, to become a qualified electrician.

Course information

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

3 GCSEs grades 9-3 including English & maths.

Course content

This course will offer you both practical and theoretical insights into the electrotechnical field of expertise. The practical aspect will be covered by carrying out various types of electrical installations, initially on boards and progressing on to real size as your ability increases; the theoretical side will be covered in a classroom environment. There is approximately a 50/50 split between practical and theory.

Subject units:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations technology
  • Installation of wiring systems and enclosures
  • Understanding how to communicate with others with building services engineering.

English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.

Work experience
Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 

Additional vocational learning and qualifications:

During the programme you will have the opportunity to visit a local power station and construction site. Several different local employers and manufacturers will also visit classes throughout the year to discuss opportunities in the industry.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a mix of written assignments, online exams and practical assessments.


You will gain:

  • Electrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma


  • English and maths qualifications if required
Further study and career options

If you find employment during the year you can transfer to the Electrical Installation NVQ Level 3 required for becoming a qualified electrician.

Additional information

Our students have been on trips to look at how power stations operate and theme parks such as Alton Towers to see how rides work. The department runs both internal and external student competitions with other colleges with toolkits as prizes throughout the year. Every year we have local employers contacting us to recruit our best students, give talks on what they look for in prospective employees and giveaway prizes for the best and most improved students. Past students have gone on to work for major projects such as The Shard and Crossrail, to working as apprentices for the Red Bull Formula one team.

To take part in this study programme you will need to:

  • purchase steel toe footwear, safety glasses and gloves for practical sessions
  • provide note-taking equipment, a scientific calculator, along with the current versions of the OSG (On Site Guide) that costs approximately £28
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Course Duration

This course can be completed in one year or two years dependent on your grades. Please apply for the course as normal and you will be placed on the appropriate course during the application/ enrolment process. For any questions, please contact

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 04/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*
Tresham College Wellingborough campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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I enjoy the practical side of the Electrical Installation. We’ve made cages for cables from metal trunking, which we had to cut and bend into shape. We also have to wire up a board; we’re given a photo to copy and have to take the measurements and wire it up to standard.

In the theory lessons we look at preparation for work sites – from the stages of jobs, to site plans and schematics – ready for use in the future.

My tutors are brilliant and good fun to be around. It’s everyone’s choice to be here so we all get the work done.  We’ve had speakers come in from local companies to talk to us about how to write a good CV and work experience opportunities.

I want to stay on and complete Level 2. I’m currently employed by Center Parcs as a Lifeguard so I plan to look at electrical opportunities within the company, such as electric maintenance or a service technician apprenticeship.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.