City and Guilds 2365 Level 2 and Level 3

The Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) qualification is designed for new entrants to the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need.

The Level 3 qualification is aimed at those who have already completed the Level 2 qualification or with some relevant experience and knowledge of the industry.

The qualification covers many areas within Electro technical technology, units such as principles of electrical science, electrical installations technology and health and safety within Building Services Engineering.


What’s In the Level 2 Course?

  • Unit 201/501 – Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering

Safety during work, focusing on developing following knowledge areas:

  • Understanding the aims of health and safety legislation
  • Learn how to handle potentially hazardous situations
  • Know the electrical requirements placed upon you when working in the building services industry
  • Understand the safety requirements for working with gases and heat-producing equipment
  • Understand the safety requirements for using access equipment in the building services industry
  • Understand the safety requirements for working safely in excavations and confined spaces within the building services industry
  • Learn how to apply the safe working practice in all work you do

Combination of theory and practical work.

Assessment: Practical assignment (201) and City and Guilds online multiple-choice test (501)

  • Unit 202 – Principles of Electrical Science

Theory-based module understanding of electrical science, and the use of electrical formulas.

Following areas covered:

  • Principles of electricity
  • Principles of basic electrical circuits
  • Principles of electro-magnetism
  • Principles of basic mechanics
  • Electrical quantities in Star Delta configurations
  • Operating principles of a range of electrical equipment
  • Principles of AC theory

Assessment: Online multiple-choice test

  • Unit 203 – Electrical Installations Technology

Utilizing practical and theory skills, learning the principles and industry standards for installation of electrical technology; earthing systems, installation of wiring systems.

Individual modules include:

  • Implications of electrical industry regulations
  • How to obtain technical information
  • Wiring systems of electrical installations
  • Requirements of earthing systems
  • Requirements for different types of micro-renewable energies

Assessment: Online multiple-choice test

  • Unit 204 – Installation of Wiring Systems and Enclosures

Again with both practical and theory-based elements, this module will strongly focus on developing the skills required to install wiring systems to all relevant standards. You’ll be using tools and materials in practical tasks to simulate electrical installation work alongside developing a sound knowledge of how to inspect and test wiring systems.

The following elements are covered as part of this course:

  • Tools used to install wiring systems
  • Preparing for installing wiring systems
  • Installation of wiring systems
  • Bonding of mains services to main earthing terminals
  • Inspecting dead electrical installations
  • Testing dead electrical installations

Assessment: Practical assignment

  • Unit 210 – Understand how to Communicate with Others within Building Services Engineering

This practical/theory module will help you develop effective working relationships with others in the building services industry. This module will be essential for any electrician working in dwellings, industrial and commercial premises as well as those working for private and contract type clients.

The following sections are covered within this module:

  • Understand the different members of a construction team and their role within the building services industry
  • Learn how to apply information sources in the building services industry
  • Learn how to communicate with others in the building services industry

Assessment: Practical assignment

When you’re done with all these modules, you’ll be qualified to Level 2 standards and can move onto Level 3!

What’s In the Level 3 Course?

Level 2 will at this stage help you progress through level 3. Key concepts and knowledge from Level 2 used in Level 3.

  • Unit 301 – Understand the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems

Develops your understanding of the renewable energy sector.

Elements include:

  • Fundamental working principles of micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
  • Fundamental requirements of building location/building features for the potential to install micro-renewable energy and water conversation systems
  • Regulatory requirements relating to micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
  • Typical advances and disadvantages associated with micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies

Assessment: Online multiple-choice test

  • Unit 302 – Principles of Electrical Science

In a classroom environment, you’ll learn the electrical science of AC theory, machinery, devices and systems. This is fundamental knowledge for any electrician, particularly when designing wiring systems or performing fault diagnosis.

Extension of the 202 module.

Following covered :

  • Principles of AC theory
  • Principles of lighting systems
  • Electrical quantities in Star Delta configurations
  • Understand the principles of electrical machines
  • Principles of electrical devices
  • Principles of electrical heating systems
  • Principles of electrical components in electrical systems

Assessment: Practical assignment

  • Unit 303 – Electrical Installations: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification

Use and expand your existing practice and theory skills to learn how to carry out fault diagnosis and rectification of complex electrical systems safely in accordance with all requirements.

Following covered:

  • Electrical fault diagnosis reporting
  • Electrical fault diagnosis
  • Process for fault rectification
  • Diagnose faults on electrical systems

Assessment: Practical assignment

  • Unit 304: Electrical Installations: Inspection, Testing and Commissioning

With practical tasks and assignments included, this module is designed to teach you how to carry out inspection and testing of complex electrical systems safely and in accordance with regulatory requirements. You’ll use the skills you’ve learned so far to put this knowledge into practice in simulated environments.

Elements include:

  • Requirements for Commissioning of Electrical Systems
  • Procedures for Inspection of Electrical Systems
  • Procedures for completing the testing of electrical systems
  • Requirements for documenting installing electrical systems
  • Inspection of electrical wiring systems
  • Test safety of electrical systems

Assessment: Practical assignment

  • Unit 305: Electrical Systems Design

Under this module, you’ll learn to understand electrical system design and design techniques, as well as how to determine system requirements. You’ll be able to plan work programmes and understand the contractual implications of electrical design.

Following covered

  • Interpreting design information
  • Principles for designing electrical systems
  • Procedures for connecting complex electrical systems
  • How to plan work schedules for electrical systems installation

Assessment: Practical assignment

  • Unit 308: Career Awareness in Building Services Engineering

Learn how to plan your own career development – steps needed to be taken to reach your career objective.

Modules include:

  • Planning for careers in building service engineering
  • Requirements for becoming a qualified operative in building services engineering

Assessment: Practical assignment

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