Entry Requirements

Candidates require a good level of maths and English – this will be assessed in the form of a 45 minute written test, where candidates would need to achieve a score of at least 70% to be offered a place. The test will cover basic maths principles such as transposition of formula, fractions, percentages, areas, perimeters, SI unit conversions and squares/square roots. In addition you will be asked to complete an English gap fill exercise and write about 3 paragraphs to check your level of written English.

Who is the course for

This course is the first step for candidates wishing to pursue a career as an electrician and for those working in the sector to progress their careers. The course covers the basic theory and practical skills required for electrical installation work. Please ensure you are clear how this course relates to working in the sector. Please click the How to Become a Qualified Electrician Through Part-Time Study link on the main Electrical Installation page. If you have questions regarding this please contact Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager - Business & Technology on 01895 853417 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Content

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

Study Methods

The course will comprise of theory and practical sessions. Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is compulsory in the workshop and may be purchased from Amazon, B&Q etc. Please note the overalls should be navy colour and are described as workshop or warehouse coats at many outlets. Safety boots are also required.

Candidates will also require the following books:

  • Linsley, Trevor, Electrical Installation Work: Level 2: EAL Edition, 978-0-367-19561-8, approx £25
  • IET On-Site guide BS7671:2018 ISBN: 9781785614422 (£25 approx).

How is the course assessed

4 x online multiple choice examinations, a number of practical and written assignments need to be completed throughout this course. All assessments must be completed and handed in by the deadline dates that will be provided to you by the tutor. Candidates will receive:

  • one free resit for all online exams – all future exams will be charged at £50 each.
  • one free resubmission for all written assignments – all future resubmissions will be charged at £50 each.

If a candidate does not attend or fails any of their scheduled practical assessments these will need to be rescheduled and charged at a cost of £100 each.

Where next - Further Studies

Candidates normally progress onto the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation course. There are also a number of other CPD training courses available:

  • PAT Testing
  • Part P Building Regulations
  • Installation and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic Installations
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Installations Please contact Sanjay Suri – Commercial manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 01895 853417 (direct) if you are interested in any of these courses.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Candidates will not be recognised by the electrical sector until they complete the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation.

More Information

Attendance is 2 evenings per week (18:00 to 21:00) and one Saturday a month (09:00 to 16:00) Candidates are expected to have an attendance of no less than 85%. If your attendance falls below this level you will be at serious risk of failing the course. If this poor attendance persists without good cause you may be withdrawn from the course.

  • This is an “Intensive Learning Programme” that requires 90% - 100% attendance.
  • Students are expected to undertake a substantial amount of self -study between sessions, particularly in the preparation for exams and assignments.
  • There are a number of exams and assessments throughout the course – candidates will be given a Maximum of 3 opportunities to resit each exam/assessment. Failure to pass/show up for these 3 resit dates will result in the candidate failing the entire course.
  • In order to achieve the qualification, candidates must pass all elements of the course within the current academic year, which ends on Monday 29 June 2020 – there will be no opportunity for any resits/resubmissions after this date. However, serious personal issues that arise that may adversely affect attendance and consequently completion of the course - these will be considered on a case by case basis.

This is a full cost commercial course and all students pay fees, no concessions are available.

Last updated 23 August 2019

How to Apply

This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the orange button below to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

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I decided to join Uxbridge College because of its good reputation and excellent facilities. I have had opportunities to develop not just academically but also personally. My teachers are very supportive and helpful. The workshops I practice in, are well-equipped with the latest machinery and we have knowledgeable technicians. I also like the library a lot, where I study with my friends. I feel Uxbridge College will do whatever it takes to bring out the best in you!