York College

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Electricians and electrical fitters

Up to £20,000

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Construction and building trades n.e.c.

Up to £29,000

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Electrical and electronics technicians

Up to £32,000

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Entry requirements

The Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations or equivalent as well as GCSE grade C in Maths, English and Science or equivalent Functional Skills Level 2. Without evidence of formal qualifications, candidates must demonstrate adequate prior knowledge and experience to ensure they have the potential to gain the qualification.


One year.

What will I study?

There are seven units of study:

  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering
  • Understanding the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems
  • Principles of Electrical Science
  • Electrical Installations: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
  • Electrical Installations: Inspection, Testing and Commissioning
  • Electrical Systems Design
  • Career Awareness in Building Services Engineering

What could it lead to?

Students progress onto an apprenticeship or Level 4 studies.

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