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Make that move – take the steps towards full employment as an electrician with City and Guilds 2365!

Wanting to train as an electrician? If you’re seriously considering electrician training, whether it be commercial, industrial, agricultural or domestic locations, this course is your first step on the electrician career ladder.

City and Guilds 2365 is the industry standard default qualification and is an official replacement for the prior course, City and Guilds 2330. Whether you’re employed as an electrical apprentice by an electrical contractor or simply looking for a new career, City and Guilds 2365 will ensure you get the training you need to work towards becoming a full electrician.

This course is ideal for gaining employment as an electrician; most candidates go on to full employment by electrical contracting firms after the training, and many have also gained employment while working towards the full qualification.

After completion of City and Guilds 2365, you’ll be able to move onto additional programs including electrical NVQs and AM2.

Note: this course can now also include the 18th Edition (2382-15) course and examination, which is another essential electrical qualification for aspiring electricians. Interested in this course as well? Call us directly for further information.

Course Details

  • Length – 13 weeks
  • Suitability – designed for complete beginners – no previous electrical training is required
  • Assessments – regular online tests plus practical assignments
  • Qualification gained – City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)

Interested in current availability, dates and locations for this course? Call us directly on 01642 987 978.

Why Take City and Guilds 2365?

This qualification is designed to help you gain full-time professional employment as a rookie electrician. With this course qualification, you are eligible to gain employment with electrical contractors and can seriously consider changing your career.

Although electrical apprenticeships are a route that many take, this may not be available to all people. Most electrical employers do not like the idea of taking on new apprentices with no prior training; there’s no way of knowing if they have the skills and determination necessary to fully pursue the career they’ve landed in.

With a City and Guilds 2365 qualification, potential employers are likely to look at you much more favourably. You’ve proved that you have the skills and ability to undertake and succeed in a wide variety of electrical tasks and employers will look to this as a sign that you’re a much more wise investment.

After taking this training, many students go on to employment with electrical professional firms. Your employer can then opt to take you on additional courses, allowing you to complete onsite electrical work training units or work towards a full, professional NVQ as a practising electrician.

What Work Can I Do After Completing This Course?

With a City and Guilds 2365 qualification, you will have undertaken a wide variety of electrical tasks to prepare you for work in the electrical sector.

As a constantly growing and in-demand line of work, becoming an electrician is an excellent career move; you can work in any environment you choose and – when fully qualified after working with an electrical contractor and gaining your full accreditations – can even consider starting your own self-employed electrician business.

The possibilities are almost endless. With City and Guilds 2365, you can work for electrical firms carrying out a wide variety of work, including:

  • Commercial Electrical Installations – work in offices, supermarkets, warehouses, schools, shops, restaurants and hospitals
  • Industrial Applications – install and maintain the electrics within heavy manufacturing buildings, industrial factories and other heavy-duty applications such as construction sites
  • Domestic – work within houses, flats and bungalows on sockets, wiring installations and renewable technologies such as solar PV installations
  • Find employment as a maintenance technician within schools or firms, or with local authorities
  • Work within the media industry – television and radio firms constantly require electricians to keep essential equipment in full working order
  • Work behind the scenes within theatres, stadiums, events and other applications.

This is just a taster of what you can do with City and Guilds 2365 – the choice, ultimately, is up to you. Whatever path you decide to take, you can rest assured that with a 2365 qualification, you’re much more employable and have the skills you’ll need to succeed within your chosen electrical discipline.

What’s the City and Guilds 2365 Course Like?

City and Guilds 2365 takes place over a total of 13 weeks, including a combination of both theory and practical training at both Level 2 and 3.

You’ll be taught by our professional expert tutors, who will guide you through every aspect of this module in an easy to understand manner. Over the 13 weeks, you’ll build up your electrical knowledge, learn new practical skills and learn a completely new discipline.

Our tutors are committed to ensuring your successful completion of this course. They’re on hand at every step of the process from helping you install some wires or with a question you don’t understand; no matter what is, your continued success is our number one priority.

As part of the course, you’ll be in both classroom environments and working within our purpose-built electrical training centre where you’ll undertake practical tasks on real electrical installations.

Full Course Content

This version of the City and Guilds actually includes both the Level 2 and Level 3 course content which can also be taken individually. Taking this combined course package is the best way to ensure you gain full, comprehensive training up to Level 2, then Level 3 standards.

As part of this training, you’ll learn both electrical theory and practical electrical skills in a wide variety of different applications.

As you progress through the course, you’ll work through the level 2 course content before progressing onto level 3.

What’s In the Level 2 Course?

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

Under this module, you’ll learn how to remain safe during work, with a focus on developing your knowledge of the following:

  • 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

This module combines together theory and practical work.

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

  • Unit 202 – Principles of Electrical Science

This theory-based module will help you to understand electricity itself, the science behind it and how to use electrical formulas within your work.

The following content is included as part of this module:

  • 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: City and Guilds online multiple-choice test

  • Unit 203 – Electrical Installations Technology

Using a mix of practical and theory skills, you’ll learn the principles and industry standards/requirements for electrical installation technology, including earthing systems and the 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: City and Guilds 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?

You’ll be using all of the skills you learned during the Level 2 course constantly during Level 3. You should apply all of the working practices you’ve learned so far, and these modules will help you further develop your new skills up to Level 3 standards.

As with level 2, there are several different modules that make up this course with a mix of both theory and practical work throughout.

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

This theory-based module will develop your understanding of the rapidly-growing 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: City and Guilds 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.

This is actually a continuation of the 202 module, which you will have taken during the Level 2 course content.

Elements of this module include:

  • 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.

Elements of this module include:

  • 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.

Module content includes:

  • 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 – what steps you need to take to get to your desired career route.

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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