City & Guilds 2365 level 2 & level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Building and Structures)

Who is the level 2 & level 3 (2365) Electrician training package for ?

This electrician training package is intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable them to gain the underlying knowledge to progress into an Electrical Improver role in the industry. This is the alternative route to becoming a qualified Electrician for adult trainees instead of doing a four year Apprenticeship.


The package contains 2 of the 3 most recognised qualifications in the industry for becoming a qualified Electrician, these are;

City & guilds level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (2365)
City & guilds level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (2365)

What does the 2365 Electrician training package cover ?

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Electrical industry. Skills involve installing ring final circuits using twin and earth cable and intermediate lighting circuits using single cables and PVC conduit.


This electrician training course will cover all the underpinning and practical knowledge needed to progress onto the Level 3 NVQ 5357-93. This includes inspection and testing electrical installations and Electrical science principles.


What does the Electrician training package consist of ?

This course will last for 16 weeks on a full time basis with approximately a 4 week break in the middle at our Cardiff based Electrical training centre. Learning will take place in our workshop with all of the up to date tools, equipment and testers and also in our spacious classroom environment.


The Electrician training course involves learning various subject units to study, which are;

Practical electrical installation work
Electrical Science
Electrical design
Inspection, testing and fault finding

Why do you need the Level 2 & 3 (2365) Electrical Installations Diplomas ?

It allows candidates to progress into employment, as an Electrical Improver and onto the following City & Guilds qualifications:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnology 5357-93
Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations 2391-50
Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations 2391-51.

Why take the 2365 Course?

Put simply, to get a job with a contractor as a rookie electrician. It differentiates from the apprenticeship qualification 2357 in that to be an apprentice you need a job first, difficult if you don’t have any skills or quals.

An apprenticeship course 2357 is typically made up of skills and knowledge learning/training and then  NVQ units otherwise known as ‘on site’ training, whereby you have to have a job and your employer trains you on the job for a couple of years.

Problem is with that is that you need a job to take an apprenticeship, and electrical employers don’t like taking on people who have had no training and therefore have no useful skills. This 2365 course gives you knowledge and skills and the quals units just the same as the 2357 except for this 2365 you don’t need to have a job before you start.


The good news is that when you've completed the 2365, you are now employable because you have skills and the qualifications, so you are useful and the employer can take you on to complete the additional ‘On site’ units and complete your NVQ.

We believe it's the more common sense route to become a fully qualified electrician, especially if you're an adult. In fact many students will find work before they have even completed the course.

These courses will allow you to work in the industry and continue to further qualifications in the future.

By way of example, it will enable you to work in the following sectors:


Commercial - such as Supermarkets, Offices, Warehouses, Schools, Shops, Restaurants, Hospitals.
Industrial – such as research/development parks heavy manufacturing buildings, factories.
Domestic –such as Houses, Flats, Bungalows, renewable, Solar PV
Agricultural – Farms
Maintenance services, local authorities
Media – Electricians required for the day to day running operations in television, radio.
Sporting Venues – Theatres, concert halls, stadium Events.

The list is actually endless which makes an electrical career a very good choice in terms of variety, monetary reward and opportunity. This course covers a wide range of training methods; you will learn invaluable hands on installation skills in our purpose built workshops as well as the theory and science behind electrics in our air conditioned classrooms.

The C&G 2365 is the very latest (and therefore the most up to date qualification available) to become a commercial electrician.

Cost & Duration

Duration 15 weeks


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We can deliver this course much quicker than most colleges as it is run full time Monday to Friday rather than one day a week. Due to the 2 weeks on 2 weeks off this course is classed as part time.

The 2365 Course consists of 15 weeks of theory and practical training. Practical Assessments and Online multiple choice exams are also completed during this time. The course is normally delivered in 2 weekly blocks each month, lasting approximately 30 weeks. However please note that sometimes the course will have longer or shorter breaks between classes especially if the course spans the Christmas period.



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