This is the very latest course for those wanting to become an electrician. It is run 2 weeks on 2 weeks off over 30 weeks and covers the training elements required to work on both domestic and commercial installation. This course has now replaced the City & Guilds 2330's. To become fully qualified you will need to complete an NVQ and AM2 in industry.
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 now the default qualification for the traditional route to becoming an electrician whether or not you’re employed by an electrical contractor or not. 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.
Full Course Title: City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)
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The route to becoming a Commercial Electrician
Key facts at a glance, who are 2365 Courses for?
The City & Guilds 2365 is for anyone aged 16 (adults) and above regardless of previous experience or knowledge, who wishes to become an electrician and work in the commercial sectors listed below. 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.
You can now access a student loan and funding to pay for this course if you are aged 24 years or old when the course starts. Click here for more info.
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. 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.
2357 or 2365 Courses?
The 2365 Course contains 16 weeks of practical and theory training at Level 2 and 3. You get your full certificate at the conclusion of the qualification training elements.
The 2357 contains 16 weeks of practical and theory training at Level 3 plus the NVQ and AM2 assessment, you get units of credit certificates but don’t get the full certificate until conclusion of the AM2 which is likely to take a significantly longer time.
You do not need to be employed by an electrical contractor to do 2357 or 2365 courses, however it would be advisable to undertake the 2365 course in preference to the 2357 if you’re not employed by an electrical employer, as the 2357 is perhaps more challenging to people who do not have the support of an electrical employer.
Frankly the two qualifications are equally relevant and get you to the same place at conclusion and both give you equally good career path choices, for example, you are able to add on the NVQ and AM2 at the conclusion of your 2365.
To summarise, we would say take the 2365 course if you’re generally new to electrics, it’s essentially delivered in more easily manageable steps to achieve the same result. We would say take the 2357 if you’re employed by an electrical contractor who can support you through an NVQ, if not then take the 2365.
It covers the full range of electro technical training, classroom theory and practical hands on workshop training with all the exams and assessments to become a competent electrician.
You would then progress onto the AM2 and then your NVQ3 (as per the 2357) if you so choose and when you are ready.
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
3 phase systems
Pipe Bending Techniques
This course package covers both the level 2 and level 3 qualifications. Course content is as follows:
Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations
Electrical Installations Technology – Mainly theory Based – Credit Value 12
Principles of Electrical Science - Mainly theory Based – Credit Value 10
Installation of Wiring Systems and enclosures – Practical & Theory Training – Credit Value 21
Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering - Practical & Theory Training – Credit Value 3
Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering - Practical & Theory Training – Credit Value 3
Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations
Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering - Practical & Theory Training – Credit Value 3
Principles of Electrical Science - Mainly theory Based - Credit Value 12
Electrical Installations :Inspection, Testing and Commissioning - Practical & Theory Training – Credit Value 3
Electrical Installations: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification - Practical & Theory Training – Credit Value 9
Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems - Mainly theory Based - Credit Value 2
Electrical Systems design - Practical & Theory Training – Credit Value 12
Career awareness in building services engineering - Mainly theory Based - Credit Value 2
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 – Online test – 40 items – 75 Minutes plus one practical assignment
202 Principles of Electrical Science - Online test – 45 items – 80 Minutes
203 Electrical Installations Technology – Online test – 40 items – 90 Minutes
204 Installation of Wiring Systems and enclosures – Practical assignment and supplementary questions
210 Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering - Online test – 40 items – 75 Minutes
2365 Level 3 Exams & Assessments
301 Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems – Online test - 40 items in 60 minutes
302 Principles of Electrical Science - Practical assignment and written paper
303 Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification - Assignment and Practical task
304 Electrical Installations: Inspection, Testing and Commissioning - Assignment and Practical tasks
305 Electrical Systems Design - Assignment and Written paper
308 Career awareness in building services engineering - One theory Assignment
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.
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 delivered in 2 weekly blocks each month, lasting approximately 30 weeks. Course dates run as follows:
28th April 2014 Start Date - Fully Booked
Level 2 - 28/04/2014 to 29/08/2014
Level 3 - 15/09/2014 to 21/11/2014
14th July 2014 Start Date - Fully Booked
Level 2 - 14/07/2014 to 14/11/2014
Level 3 - 01/12/2014 to 13/02/2015
22nd September 2014 Start Date -
Level 2 - 22/09/2014 to 16/01/2015
Level 3 - 02/02/2015 to 10/04/2015
For detailed course dates please call 01293 529777.
Payments & Funding
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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 Installments
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.
Funding & Loans
It is possible to gain funding towards the cost of the level 2 part of this course and a Student Loan for the Level 3 Part.
**This is subject to availability. We have limited spaces available for funding and loans.**
Funding for the Level 2 Part
Depending on your circumstances you can gain funding and reduce the cost of this course.
To find out if you are eligible visit this page or simply call 01293 529777.
24+ Student Loans for the Level 3 Part
You can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs of the Level 3 part of this course as long as you will be 24 or older when you start the course.
The loan can cover the full cost of the Level 3 part of this course or a portion of the course cost if you want to pay for some of it now. The loan will only be repayable once you are earning £21,000 or more.
What would you say to someone thinking about doing this 2365 course?
Text books required:
You will be advised on a range of books that can be purchased on starting the course. The following books will required:
Recommended but not Essential
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.