Intermediate Diploma In Electrical Installation C&G 2365-02

A Knowledge Of Electricity Guarantees A Bright Career

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Full Time
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1 year
Derek Mcgrath

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must either;

  • Have obtained at least GCSE Grade 4-9 (A-C) in English and Maths, and ideally GCSE grade 4-9 (A-C) in Science. Ideally candidates will be currently employed or will have been previously employed within the electrical industry.

OR must;

  • Have obtained a Level I electrical qualification, and have also achieved or are working towards Functional Skills in English and Maths at level 2, or have completed a Level II Basic Skills qualification in English and Maths or equivalent.

Or must;

  • Students who cannot fulfil the listed requirements (in a or b above) will be invited to undertake a screening assessment to ascertain their current working level of functional skills. A review of this assessment will take place and successful candidates will undertake a 6 week trial period on this course. At the end of this period a final decision will be made in consultation with the candidate as to the suitability of the candidate for this course.


Additionally all candidates need to produce references and to be successful at interview.

Because of the practical content of the course, general hand skills and hand/eye co-ordination are essential. Applicants must declare any difficulty with colour perception, as employment opportunities may be restricted.


This qualification is ideal for those candidates who have gained some on site electrical experience and wish to further their career or candidates who wish to enter the electrical industry.


Your course will be centred on developing the skills and knowledge required to become a practising electrician. Subject areas will include the requirements of BS7671 in relationship to domestic, commercial and industrial installations. You will learn the latest industry practices and techniques and this will be developed in both the classroom and workshop environment. Other areas for development will be of a scientific nature and will include the principles of motors. Generators, single phase and three phase theory.


The course is a combination of practical and theory workshops. Attendance is 2 days per week for Part Time across 1 academic year, or up to 4 days per week for Full Time across 1 academic year . In order to gain the full qualification you will be required to complete two practical assessments normally completed over a three to four day period together with four external City and Guilds examinations.


Opportunities exist to proceed to the Level 3 City and Guilds 2365 Technical Certificate or the Level 3 NVQ Diploma City and Guilds 2357.


It is a government requirement for all full time students under 19 years of age to undertake functional skills.

Work Experience

Work placements and any work experience are highly desirable but subject to availability.  All candidates are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to gain purposeful work experience during their course.  We will do all we can to assist in finding suitable opportunities.

The timetable is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to complete at least 36 hours of work experience within the academic week.


The College can offer a variety of additional qualifications and activities beyond the core course requirements.  All students are invited to complete additional qualifications.



Essential materials, books and equipment. You will be expected to provide yourself with:

Overalls and safety footwear (£40 approx.)

45º and 60º set squares, scale rule, calculator, writing materials (£15 approx.)

The Electricians tool kit consists of the following:

  • Insulated screwdrivers – large pozi, large flat blade and terminal screwdriver.
  • Insulated pliers, side cutters and wire strippers,
  • 5m Tape measure
  • Hammer

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