Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 2
Start Date:
1 year

Course Sheets

Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Applicants will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade 4-9(A-C) or above including Mathematics, English and ideally Science  All candidates need to produce references and to be successful at interview.

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 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

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

What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.

How you will learn
The course is a combination of practical and theory workshops. Attendance is 2 day per week for part time students and up to 4 days per week for full time students. 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 5357

Our level 2 courses are free *(if you are 19-24 years old you must have a full level 2 qualification already to be eligible for free funding. More eligibility criteria apply). Contact us if you need more information on funding.

Failure to complete the course will incur an admin cost.

Qualifications you will get
Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Electrical Installation
Additional information

Essential materials, and equipment

You will be expected to provide yourself with:

  • The IET On-site guide to the wiring regulations (BS7671 18TH edition)
  • Calculator, writing materials, 2 number A4 folders.
  •  The  basic Electricicans tool kit consists of the following:
  • Electricians Cutters    (VDE rated)
  • Electricians Pliers       (VDE rated)
  • Wire Stripping Pliers  (VDE rated)
  • Screwdriver Set (to include):

                            3.5mm Flat Blade Screwdriver (VDE rated)

                            4mm Flat Blade Screwdriver (VDE rated)

                            5.5mm Flat Blade Screwdriver (VDE rated)

                            No 1 Pozi - Driv Screwdriver  (VDE rated)

                            No 2 Pozi - Driv Screwdriver  (VDE rated)

  • Small Level
  • Claw Hammer
  • Electricians Locknife
  • Tape Measure
  • PPE
  • Overalls (Boiler suit)
  • Steel Toe-capped Safety shoes/boots
  • Work Gloves
Alternatively, email with the subject title of your chosen course, followed by ‘info’ to receive further information. i.e. ‘Science T Level info’.

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