Why take the C&G 2365 Level 2 Diploma?

This City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Course (Diploma in Electrical Installation) is the start of your training to become a qualified electrician. It will cover the wide range of electrical installation skills plus the essential electrical science, electrical theory and craft knowledge skills training needed to join the electrical industry. Once completed you can then progress on to take the 2365 Level 3 Diploma course. This is one of the qualification routes recognised by the electrical industry to become a registered electrician.

This package allows you to start working sooner and build up your experience as you train. Find out more below.

Full Course Title: Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) (2365-02)

Course snapshot: Course package covering domestic installation and fundamentals of commercial installation.  Most people will progress to complete the Level 3.

  • 30 Days Practical and in Centre
  • 7 Days Virtual Classroom
  • 12 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
    18th Edition (excl book)
    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
    Domestic install workshop
    Data cable termination
    Electrical science
    Mini trunking & conduit
    Steel conduit
    Part-P Building Regulations

    Course overview

    Who is this Level 2 Course for?

    The 2365 Level 2 is for anyone aged 18 and above regardless of previous experience or knowledge, who wishes to become an electrician and work in commercial, industrial and domestic electrics. Ideally you will have maths and english to a basic GCSE standard, however if you do not we can still assess you using the functional skills tests to find out if you are at the right level. This course is usually followed by the Level 3 Qualification, an NVQ and an AM2 Assessment to become a qualified electrician. 

    As most people do, you may want to consider doing our Level 2 & 3 City & Guilds 2365 combined together on 1 continuous course.

    Why take the 2365 Level 2 Course?

    Put simply, to get a job with a contractor as an electrician's mate. By funding your initial training yourself you can make yourself much more attractive to employers by gaining the relevant skills and experience that they are looking for. This Level 2 course is 10 weeks long (over a 20 week period) and covers all the foundation knowledge and practical skills that will mean you won’t simply be making tea if you start in a new job or apprenticeship. You will actually be able to get to work straight away under the supervision of a qualified sparky. This will allow you to then complete further training, on the Level 3 Diploma Qualification and then onto your NVQ and AM2 at a later stage, if you so choose. 

    This course also contains the following qualifications and courses which are gained during the first 5 weeks of the course. We are able to offer flexible dates for these first 5 weeks meaning you can take them as and when you need:

    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 first part of the most comprehensive electrician course available and covers the following areas:

    Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations

    • 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

    During this course you will cover more advanced practical skills not limited but including:

    • Armoured cable
    • Pipe Bending Techniques
    • Steel Conduit
    • Trunking
    • PVC Cables (Twin, Earth & Singles)
    • Plastic Conduit
    • Cable Tray (Metallic)
    • Inspection & Testing (Pre-Energisation)

    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.

    • 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

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

    Want to know more? Call us now on 01293 529777 or 0800 856 4448.

    Dates & Timings

    2365 Course Duration & Scheduling:

    The 2365 Course consists of 10 weeks of theory and practical training. Practical Assessments and Online multiple choice exams are also completed during this time. 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 preference.

    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.

    Payments & Funding

    Payment Options

    Low Monthly Payment Plans

    We are now able to arrange finance for our courses that allow students to spread the cost of the course over a period of 12-36 months. The system we use provides you with an instant decision on finance so you can work our your options 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.


    There may also be funding available for this course if you have no previous level 2 qualifications. Please visit this page for more info.

    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

    Frequently asked questions

    What experience do I need?

    This course is for new entrants and no experience is required.

    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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