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Electrical Installation Level 2 Diploma (EAL) (QCF)

Course Overview

The Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation is an industry-recognised qualification which will give you the required knowledge and craft skills in electrical installation. You will practice and be assessed on the installation of wiring systems, alongside the relevant theory. You do not need workplace experience, so this course is ideal for you if you want to move into the electrical industry.


This course is based at our new state-of-the-art Construction Skills Centre at our Somer Valley Campus.

What topics are covered?

The main programme consists of five units of study, including:


  • Electrical installation methods
  • Electrical science and principles
  • Health and safety


In addition to these modules, units covering areas of building services engineering are delivered. You will also have the opportunity to utilise the IET On-Site Guide.


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This is an opportunity to gain an understanding of electrical installation and to develop pratical skills in a classroom environment.

What are the entry requirements?

You will needĀ 3 GCSES at grades 3 or above and must have the following:

  • Maths 4 or above
  • English language 3 or above

What qualifications will I gain?

QCF Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

The main programme is delivered through practical workshop sessions supported by classroom-based theory and laboratory project sessions.

What hours will I be in college?

Two days per week.

How will I be assessed?

Practical tests are set throughout the course in conjunction with multi-choice exams and assignments. A portfolio of evidence will be produced.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of this course, there is a range of flexible and specialised trade training to get you started in your chosen career.


There are also numerous opportunities for apprenticeships and work-based learning for those already in employment.

Are there any additional costs?

  • Resources fee
  • Safety footwear and overalls for practical workshop sessions
  • Course text book
  • Pad and pen

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Workshop and classroom.

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

The College has strong links with local employers, helping you to find employment locally.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

  • Safety footwear and overalls for practical workshop sessions
  • Course text book
  • Pad and pen

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.

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