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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

A career as an Electrician is both fulfilling and reliable; and for those who wish to dip their toes into this exciting industry, our Electrical Installations Level 2 award could be for you.

Its designed for students who aspire to become an electrician, but dont yet meet the requirements needed for an apprenticeship.

The programme is the ideal springboard to move into both the Level 3 Electrical Installation course or an Electrical Installation Apprenticeship. Previous learners on this course are Self Employed electrical improvers, or not yet employed in Electrical Contracted industry, so do not meet the Apprenticeship criteria- where full employment in electrical industry is necessary.

Whatever your chosen path, you will be guided and supported by the passionate, industry trained team here at Eastleigh. It is our mission to guarantee your onwards success.

What will I be learning?

These qualifications are intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable you to gain the underlying knowledge to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Programme or to the Level 3 2365 course

The Level 2 qualification is designed for new entrants to the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need.

The Level 3 qualification is aimed at those who have already completed the Level 2 qualification. The course is assessed by means of online exams, written assessments and practical assessments.

Why is this course for me?

The course is a component in your journey to becoming fully qualified; once completed, you will be able to transition into the Level 3 qualification. Both awards - combined with the crucial work experience you will take part in while at Eastleigh and your NVQ3 - are the important ingredients necessary to becoming a registered electrician.

This is a flexible course that can seamlessly fit in with other commitments, running on a day release over one year and two terms, with the follow up Level 3 course over one term and one year.

How will my learning be enhanced?

We always encourage our students to take on work experience and placements while studying at Eastleigh to truly deepen their learning experience. Our lecturers and tutors will guide you towards the best opportunities based on your future aspirations.

Many of our adult learners have even gained employment links by networking within their peer group, with others moving straight onto employment as an electrical improver. For those who hope to continue their education at Eastleigh or beyond, support will also be on hand to help you with applications and interviews.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

We arent shy to say that Eastleigh boasts some of the best facilities in the south.

Youll be taught across our unique, purpose built workshop and our modern classrooms, all bursting with the latest facilities, materials, tools and equipment. This provides an unbeatable real life context to your learning, giving you immediately transferable skills that can be taken into the workplace.

All of our course staff are time served electricians with years of experience to benefit from. Throughout the programme, theyll make use of the latest innovations in online learning technologies to increase opportunities for your learning and development.

In our excellent facilities you will work on your installation practice, make mistakes and learn from them, reflect and improve on new materials that you may not have experience of. This will provide you the confidence to put your skills into practice in our industry.

What do I need to sign up?

The students need no prior qualifications but will need to pass an aptitude test, including an initial Maths assessment, and have an interview before being offered a place on the course.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course is suitable for those learners who wish to be become electricians but are not employed in the industry.

Gloves and Steel toe-capped footwear are required for the workshop.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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8/9/2020 - Apply Now


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09:00 – 16:30



Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
ELD1A Eastleigh College 8/9/2020 Tue 09:00 – 16:30 35

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.