Electrotechnical Technology, Diploma Level 2
- September 2020, Full Time
This course will allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electrotechnology sector. All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshops, laboratories and classrooms under guidance from qualified and experienced staff.
Your course will be made up of units which will likely be: Health and safety in building services engineering – all the essential health and safety knowledge and skills, principles of electrical science, Electrical Installations Technology, Installation of wiring systems and enclosures and understanding how to communicate within building services engineering.
Please note this qualification will not make you a fully qualified electrician. When you have successfully completed this qualification you will be at an Improver/Electrician’s Mate level. In order to fully qualify as an Electrician you will need to complete a Level 3 qualification. Good English and maths skills are essential for most jobs and courses you will progress onto.
The construction industry in East Anglia is expanding at the fastest rate, over the next 5 years it is expected to grow by 14% offering a good range of job opportunities across the sector.
Why our college?
Industry standard facilities
At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.
Gain real experiences of work
All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.
A unique student experience
This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.
4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English at grade 4 or above or Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 (desirable). Alternatively successful completion of Building Services (Electrical) Level 1 with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader.
Assessment takes a variety of forms including online multiple choice tests and practical assignments.
On successful completion of this course with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader students can progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation. You could also consider an Apprenticeship.
The qualification will allow you to progress into employment, although not as a fully qualified electrician but at an Improver/Electrician's Mate level. In order to fully qualify as an Electrician you will need to complete a Level 3 qualification either College or work based. For further information about job roles please check: National Careers Service - Electrician.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. There will be additional costs of uniform of steel toe capped boots, trousers and logo shirt. Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.