Where will this course lead?

If you want to work within the field of electrical installation as a domestic installer, this full-time course is designed to give you an introduction to electrical installation theory as well as the opportunity to develop your practical skills. 

It is suitable for school leavers or people who are unemployed and wish to change career. The intermediate diploma is a technical certificate which will give you the underpinning knowledge required to develop a wide range of skills necessary for progression onto the EAL Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation.

What will I study?

NELEC2/01 - Health and Safety. 

NELEC2/04 - Electrical Installation Theory and Technology. 

NELEC2/05A - Electrical Installation Methods, Procedures and requirements. 

NELEC2/05B - Electrical Installation Crafts. 

NELEC2/08 - Electrical Science and Principles 

How will this course be delivered?

A mixture of theory and practical sessions, taught over two days 9.00am - 4.30pm.

What qualifications will I get?

EAL Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Electrical Installations

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through external EAL Online examinations and internally marked assignments. 

How do I get a place on the course?

Complete a full time application form, which will generate an interview. 

What are the entry requirements?

You should have GCSE grade C/4or above in Mathematics, English or an equivalent and be genuinely interested in the construction industry. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

What else do I need to know?

You need to be interested in electrical installation and be able to work with your hands. This course will allow you to become a domestic installer. It WILL NOT allow you to become an electrician. To become an Electrician will mean completing the Level 3 NVQ. Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

EAL Level Three Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installations. 

Approved electrical apprenticeship - Learner must be employed in the electrical industry and carrying out installation work.


Woodlands Campus

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Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Study Mode

Full Time

Construction Project Manager

Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major construction and civil engineering projects and major building contracts for quality of work, safety, timeliness and completion within budget; forecast travel patterns and develop strategies for managing the impact of traffic-related demand.

What’s Involved?

Construction Project Managers draw up budgets and timescales for new construction projects based on clients' requirements. They brief project team, contractors and suppliers. They also assemble information for invoicing at the end of projects. They plan work schedules for construction projects based on prior discussion with architects, surveyors etc. They hire and may supervise site staff, establish temporary site offices, take delivery of materials. They also regularly inspect and monitor progress and quality of work, ensure legal requirements are met. They identify defects in work and propose corrections. They record, monitor and report progress; They forecast the impact on traffic and transport of new developments (e.g. shopping centre). They also assess schemes to manage traffic such as congestion charging and parking controls. They examine accident 'blackspots' to improve road safety. They write reports for funding bids and planning authorities and act as expert witness.

Construction Operative

Workers in this unit group operate insulating equipment, fix plasterboard or dry linings to ceilings and walls, help construct, maintain, repair and demolish buildings and clean and resurface eroded stonework, lay, join and examine pipe sections for drainage, gas, water or similar piping systems and carry out a variety of other construction operative tasks.

What’s Involved?

Construction Operatives fill machine with insulating mixture, position hose, drill access hole and fill cavities or coat surfaces to prevent loss or absorption of heat and provide fire protection. They select appropriate plasterboard or dry lining panels, cut them to required size and fix them to ceilings and walls. They also cut, shape and fit wood, lay bricks and tiles, clean exterior surfaces of buildings and resurface eroded stone or brickwork, and perform other tasks in the construction, alteration, repair and demolition of buildings. They select appropriate asbestos, clay, concrete, plastic or metal pipe sections and lower them into prepared trenches using hoisting equipment. They joint pipes by sealing with rubber, cement, lead, etc., connect piping to manholes and attach pipe junctions as required. They test joints with electronic test equipment or by filling piping with water, smoke or compressed air.


Electricians and electrical fitters assemble parts in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, and install, maintain, and repair electrical plant, machinery, appliances and wiring.

What’s Involved?

An Electrician examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations; selects, cuts and lays wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting; cuts, bends and installs electrical conduit; assembles parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting or welding; installs electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances such as fuse boxes, generators, light sockets etc.; examines electrical plant or machinery, domestic appliances and other electrical assembly for faults using test equipment and replaces worn parts and faulty wiring.


Caretakers supervise and undertake the care and maintenance of buildings, their facilities, fixtures and contents.

What’s Involved?

A caretaker supervises and/or undertakes the cleaning and maintenance of premises; controls heating, lighting and security systems; undertakes minor repairs and notifies owner of need for major repairs; checks fire and safety equipment for adequate functioning and more.

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?


Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.