Level 2, Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)

Course Level

Level 2, Level 3


1 year FT per level


Included in course




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Do you want to train as an electrician? From installing and maintaining electrical equipment and machinery to fitting and repairing circuits and wiring in homes and businesses, electricians play an essential role in everyday life and are always in demand. If this sounds like a field you want to work in, our Electrical Installation course will equip you with the essentials to spark your career ambitions to life.

Available for entry at either Level 2 or Level 3 depending on your existing knowledge and qualifications, our course covers a variety of key topics including electrical science and principles, the process of inspecting, testing and commissioning electrical systems, and how to diagnose and correct faults. You will also learn about environmental technology systems including heat pumps, wind turbines and solar/photovoltaic technology, as well as construction and retrofitting skills.

To support your learning, you will develop your practical skills in our cutting-edge Engineering and Sustainable Construction Centre, featuring a wide variety of equipment to provide you with a real-world training environment during your studies. Our Level 3 course also gives you the opportunity to put your skills to the test in industry on a work placement, ensuring you finish your studies not only with a nationally-recognised qualification but real-life experience to boost your employability.

Please note: Level 3 course is for students aged 19+ only.

Why choose this college course?

  • BOOST YOUR SKILLS – Gain key electrician skills and knowledge including installation design and craft, safety regulations and green technologies
  • RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION – Our electrician course gives you a recognised work-related qualification to enable progress onto higher education and professional careers
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Develop your practical skills using our state-of-the-art training facilities on campus
There are lots of reasons why we think you should study with us, but here are our top 5. View video.

Our facilities

Students on our construction and engineering courses will learn in brand new real-world training environments under development at University College Birmingham. Our brand new Sustainable Construction Centre at the iconic James Cond Building will offer state-of-the-art facilities specifically designed to develop skills that support employers and their supply chains, along with further new facilities at Camden House. These will include:

  • Training rigs
  • Green technologies workshops
  • Multiple electrical bays and workshops
  • CAD and BIM suites
  • Enhanced IT facilities


James Cond Building

Formerly a print works, this historic art deco building will become the home of our new Engineering and Sustainable Construction Centre.

Camden House

Our refurbishment of Camden House will create a bespoke STEM education and training facility.

Course breakdown

Topics you will study:

Level 2

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations technology
  • Installation of wiring systems and enclosures
  • Communicating with others within building services engineering

Level 3

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Electrical inspection, testing and commissioning
  • Electrical systems design
  • Career awareness in building services engineering

Please note: Units/topics of study are subject to change

You will also have an individual study programme to help you build the skills and experience you need to progress onto higher education or gain employment.

Tilbury Douglas is delighted to be working in partnership with University College Birmingham on the development of the new sustainable construction courses. As an employer, it is vital that our employees can access robust, fit-for-purpose qualifications that will address the skills shortage and provide our future and existing workforce with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to demonstrate competency in their roles. We are passionate about recruiting and developing our own talent for the future, while ensuring we remain committed to sustainably delivering vital infrastructure to communities across the UK. This collaboration will help us to achieve this.

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Entry requirements

Our construction lecturers are looking for students who are enthusiastic and passionate about construction, together with a keen determination to succeed in the construction and building sector, so please contact Admissions if you do not have the specific requirements outlined below. 

If you are unsure if your qualification is equivalent or if you wish to check if you meet the entry requirements for this course, please call 0121 214 2919, email feadmissions@ucb.ac.uk or use our live chat.

Electrical Installation Level 2

Academic requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English (Language or Literature) and Maths, or equivalent.

Supporting documents required

  • School applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance. This will be assessed in conjunction with your qualifications and application during the confirmation of your place at University College Birmingham.
  • If you are a school leaver (over 19), you will be required to provide a reference from a previous education provider or employer in support of your application.

Electrical Installation Level 3

Age requirements

  • This course is funded for students aged 19+ only. If you’re aged 16-18 at the start of the course, you will not be able to enrol on this course and will need to find an alternative. 

Academic requirements

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification in Electrical Installation
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English (Language or Literature) and Maths, or equivalent.

Supporting documents required

  • School applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance. This will be assessed in conjunction with your qualifications and application during the confirmation of your place at University College Birmingham.

Key information

Teaching and assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of online tests, practical assessments and assignments.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Additional qualifications and training

As part of our course, you will have the opportunity to complete a Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit.


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Work placements

Work placements offer a wealth of benefits alongside your studies, helping you put your learning into practice, develop your skills and understanding of the workplace, boost your CV for your chosen career or enhance your UCAS application for higher education. Our Hired team can help find the ideal placement for you.

Our Level 3 Electrical Installation course includes the opportunity to complete approximately 20 days on work placement in industry.

Career opportunities

The roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.


Average Salary: £60,000

Electrical maintenance engineer

Average Salary: £45,000

Electrical designer

Average Salary: £60,000


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