Why take the C&G 2365 Course Level 2 & 3 Diploma?

If you are looking to train as an electrician installing in Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Domestic locations, the City & Guilds 2365 course is for you. This is ideal route for adult career changers looking to becoming an electrician whether or not you’re employed by an electrical contractor. The level 2 & 3 2365 Courses replace the former very successful City & Guilds 2330.

This is the most comprehensive electrician course available and as such most people will use the skills learnt on this course to go on and find employment either during or after they complete their training. At this point they will usually complete an NVQ and AM2. This course package now includes the 18th Edition Exam.

Course snapshot: A complete training package containing domestic, commercial and advanced electrical installation skills. Intended for those wanting to progress to gold card status or branch out into a range of electrical related industries.

  • 40 Days Practical and in Centre
  • 16 Days Virtual Classroom
  • 24 Days E-Learning

Now Includes 3 CPD Qualifications you will be commonly asked to have before working onsite. (Supplied to you at cost £30+VAT)

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Working at Heights
  • Manual Handling

Steps included in this course:

Electrician Taster Sessions

If you are new to the industry and want to train as an electrician why not register for a taster session to find out if electrics could be the right career for you.

Subjects covered:

Consumer unit replacement
Electrical installation
Lighting install & design
Outdoor electrical
Inspection & Testing
National grid
Electric cookers
Steel wired armour swa
Single phase
Three phase
Electric showers
Domestic rewires
Lighting design & installation
Fault findings
Renewable technology
Underfloor heating
Data cable termination
Electrical science
Mini trunking & conduit
Steel conduit
18th Edition (excl book)
Domestic install workshop
Part-P Building Regulations

Course overview

Who is this course for?

The City & Guilds 2365 is for anyone aged 18 and above regardless of previous experience or knowledge, who wishes to become an electrician and work in the commercial sectors listed below. Ideally you will have maths and english to a basic GCSE standards, however if you do not please speak to us and we can still assess you to find out if you are at the right level. It is the most comprehensive electrician course available on the market and will train you from the ground up even if you have no electrical experience. You will be then be able to progress and complete the NVQ and AM2 at a later stage once you have found employment.

Why take the 2365 Course?

Most people take this course to get a job with a contractor an electrician's mate. However this qualification can open doors into a wide range of jobs in related industries. Many ex students have found themselves working in a variety of roles in companies delivering renewable energy solutions, smart metering, facilities management, local authority roles, entertainment and media roles virtually anything that requires a solid understanding of electrical installation and science.

How does this course differ from an Apprenticeship?

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.

What scope of work is this suitable for

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. We have a successful record in delivering the City & Guilds 2330 and 2357. In fact we have a 100% pass rate on both of these qualifications for students who attend the course in full.

Course Content

City & Guilds 2365 Course Content:

This course covers a range of training methods and you will learn both hands on installation skills in our purpose built workshops as well as the theory and science behind electrics. This is the most comprehensive electrician course available and there is a large amount of practical training on specialist skills including but not limited to:

  • Commercial and Domestic installation
  • Armoured cable
  • Pipe Bending Techniques
  • Steel Conduit
  • Trunking

This course package covers both the level 2 and level 3 qualifications. Course content is as follows:

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

  • Electrical Installations Technology – Mainly theory Based 
  • Principles of Electrical Science - Mainly theory Based 
  • Installation of Wiring Systems and enclosures – Practical & Theory Training 
  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering - Practical & Theory Training
  • Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering - Practical & Theory Training 

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations

  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering - Practical & Theory Training
  • Principles of Electrical Science - Mainly theory Based
  • Electrical Installations :Inspection, Testing and Commissioning - Practical & Theory Training
  • Electrical Installations: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification - Practical & Theory Training
  • Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems - Mainly theory Based 
  • Electrical Systems design - Practical & Theory Training 
  • Career awareness in building services engineering - Mainly theory Based 

As a specialist electrical training centre we have the state of the art training areas specifically for the modules you will be studying. If your course module requires hands on learning you will be in a workshop, if it requires classroom based learning you will be taught in dedicated classrooms with the latest interactive smart boards. We also have specialist classrooms with both workshop and classroom space for subjects like Inspection and Testing.

Throughout the course you will be assessed by a range of methods including online exams, practical assessments and written assignments.

Dates & Timings

2365 Course Duration & Scheduling:

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. There is no cutting of corners and you will complete the full amount of guided learning hours as set out by City & Guilds.  We now offer flexible dates for weeks 1-5 of this course. Course dates are suggested in the booking page but please call us on 01293 529777 and we can work with you to cherry pick the best dates for you. From week 6 generally this course runs 2 weeks on 2 weeks off or 1 week a month depending on your needs.

The 2365 Course consists of 16 weeks of theory and practical training. Practical Assessments and Online multiple choice exams are also completed during this time. The course is generally delivered in 2 weekly blocks each month, lasting approximately 30 weeks or 1 week a month over a 16 month period. However please note that sometimes the course will have longer or shorter breaks between classes especially if the course spans the Christmas period.

Payments & Funding

Low Monthly Payments

We are now able to arrange finance for our courses that allow students to spread the cost of the course over a period of 12-48 months. The system we use provides you with an instant decision on finance so you can work our your option before you book your course. For more information please visit this page.

Interest Free Instalments

Due to the length of this course we are able to offer interest free flexible payment plans for those who may struggle to pay the full course fees in one go. If you are interested in booking this course please contact a course advisor on 01293 529777 who will be able to discuss the various options with you.


**This is subject to availability. At present we have no funding available.**

2365 Level 2 Exams & Assessments

  • 201 Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering – Multiple choice exam plus one practical assignment
  • 202 Principles of Electrical Science - Multiple choice exam
  • 203 Electrical Installations Technology – Multiple choice exam
  • 204 Installation of Wiring Systems and enclosures – Practical assignment and supplementary questions
  • 210 Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering - Multiple choice exam

2365 Level 3 Exams & Assessments

  • 301 Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems – Multiple choice exam
  • 302 Principles of Electrical Science - Practical assignment and written paper
  • 303 Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification - Practical task and multiple choice exam
  • 304 Electrical Installations: Inspection, Testing and Commissioning - Practical tasks, written paper and multiple choice exam
  • 305 Electrical Systems Design - Assignment and multiple choice exam
  • 308 Career awareness in building services engineering - One theory Assignment

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course

Course Books

We stock some books in our main centres, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. To buy books please call 01293 529777. You will need the following books for this course:

  • Electrician’s Guide to the Building Regulations, 6th Edition - ISBN 978-1839532542
  • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 9th Edition- ISBN 978-1839532368
  • BS 7671:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (Brown) - ISBN 978-1839532184
  • IET On-Site Guide (BS7671:2022, 8th Edition) - ISBN 978-1839532276
Only available online:

  • The City & Guilds Textbook: Book 1 Electrical Installations for Level 2 Diploma (2365) - ISBN 978-1510432246
  • The City & Guilds Textbook: Book 2 Electrical Installations for the Level 3 3 Diploma (2365) ISBN 978-1510432253

Frequently asked questions

What experience do I need?

This course package is for new entrants, no experience is needed.

What does this diploma allow me to do?

The level 2 and 3 diploma allows you to install and test in every sector.

Why do you run the course 2 weeks on 2 weeks off?

We run the courses is this format as there is a large amount of information to take in over the duration of the course and after years of delivering this course this is by far the most successful format.

Is there a healthy amount of practical training?

Whether it is installation or testing this course is packed with large amounts of practical training.

Is the maths/science difficult?

You do not need to have a great knowledge of math however there are some tricky modules in the 2365 but our instructors know exactly how to make it stick.

Our locations

As well as the having multiple large sites, we also have a number of sites dedicated to delivering the 18th edition wiring regulations & PAT Testing courses.

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Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. The centre is just East of Leeds situated just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ
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Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY
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Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses  for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region. The new centre is based in Westwood Business Park right next...

Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS
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Our Mitre Court and Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
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