If you are looking to start training as a qualified Electrician but you are unable to commit to a structured period of attendance at a training centre or college then this Home Study route may be just what you need. This home learning option should not affect your personal or financial circumstances as it is completed at your own pace and on a pay as you go basis. This course can be fitted in around your normal working life, allowing you the benefit of re-training to change your career.
The City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 electrical course is industry recognised and the starting point for anyone who is seriously looking to re-train as an Electrician. This particular study option is based on a mixture of theory and practical; the theory part you will do at home, in your own time and the practical aspect you will do with us in our training centre. The flexibility this training route provides is excellent, no pressure or stress, just learning at your own pace.
By training to be an electrician from home, candidates will learn to develop and practice the skills required for employment and a career in the electrical industry.
How You’ll Learn
To start your electrical home study course we will send you a Level 2 - 2365 course study pack which will contain all of the theory knowledge units that you are required to achieve in order to gain the qualification. Also contained within the pack are self-assessment papers allowing you as the candidate to monitor your progress along the way. In addition to the pack, we will also provide you with the associated City & Guilds reference book as well as access to Smartscreen – a City and Guilds online learning/assessment resource.
It is important that you utilise the pack well and complete the study as this will help you to understand the practical aspects when you are here but more so, the whole point of the pack is to help you get through the online exams which you will also undertake when you attend the training centre.
We have a 4 week practical program devised specifically to cover the requirements of all of the practical aspects of the qualification; we have identified a number of weeks throughout the year for each of the 4 weeks and we will provide you with a timetable of all of the dates. Just choose the weeks you would like to attend, call us and we will book you in.
Ideally, we would prefer that you spend at least 6 weeks reviewing the home study electrician pack before you consider attending for your first block of practical training.
What You’ll Learn ‘in-centre’ at Able Skills
The Practical Part
The application of practical requires tools, resources, quality training and safety measures. Our workshops are fully resourced enabling us to train and assess you within a safe environment. The practical part of this electrical course comes in two parts, they are:
- Unit 201 - Health and Safety in building services engineering
- Unit 204 - Installation of wiring systems and enclosures
On-line exams: 501 and 210
201: to incorporate written questions and
- Mobile Scaffold Tower
- Manual handling with and without aids
Practical tasks to include:
PE/01: Preliminary PVC wiring
PE/02: PVC sheathed wiring, lighting circuits
PE/03: PVC sheathed wiring, power circuits
PE/04: PVC sheathed Steel Wire Armoured cable
On-line exams: 202
Practical tasks to include:
PE/05: PVC conduit 1, lighting circuits
PE/06: PVC conduit, power circuits
PE/07: Main Equipotential bonding
PE/10: FP 200, lighting circuits
PE/11: FP 200, power circuits
On-line exams: 203
Practical tasks to include:
PE/08: Steel cable tray techniques
PE/09: Steel trunking, basic techniques
PE/12: Preliminary steel conduit
PE/13: Steel conduit power installation
PE/14: Site skills (time permitting)
204: which consists of:
Part A - Written questions
Part B - 2 day practical competency assessment
Part C - Written questions and 4 Safe Isolation exercises
Note: any corrections to the written questions must be done during this week also.
By undertaking this ‘Home Study’ electrical course, you are effectively replacing your access to an instructor in a classroom environment with a home learning theory pack. As this is the case, we have put together very comprehensive study packs to ‘replace the tutor’ allowing you to study your electrician course at home. However, please be aware that should you fail an online exam at the centre, resit fees are £20 per online exam so we recommend that you devote as much study time to this pack as you can. We will also provide email contact with one or more of our electrical assessors in case you have any questions not covered in the pack. Once you are ready to attend the centre, all you will need is protective footwear as all other essential tools and materials will be provided for you. Weeks 1 – 4 are structured very well and have a natural progression to get you to the final practical assessments. Please be aware that should you fail the practical assessment, resit fees are £100 per day.
All in all, this is ideal for anyone who has commitments which prevent structured full or part time attendance.
All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.
We are open 7 days every week for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.
Duration & Cost
To complete this qualification, your attendance at Able Skills will be required for four weeks for level 2. This is all obviously completely dependent on you using the home study learning packs in the right way.
The total cost for this Home Study option is £2500 for level 2 – all fees are inclusive of vat. There are no hidden costs – this fee covers registration, certification, practical training and assessment and all exams.
You will pay £500 to have the level 2 pack sent out to you and then £500 for each of the 4 allocated weeks that you attend.