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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.

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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. This course package now includes the 18th Edition Exam . This course has recently been updated to bring it in line with the new C&G 5357 trailblazer. This means for learners who have started their Level 2 since January 2018 no bridging unit is required to RPL into the C&G 5357. You can also RPL into the C&G 2357 but a bridging unit will be required. 


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. 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 as a rookie electrician. 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.


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 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

Armoured cable

Pipe Bending Techniques

Steel Conduit


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 

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.

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


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. Due to the 2 weeks on 2 weeks off this course is classed as part time.

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 normally delivered in 2 weekly blocks each month, lasting approximately 30 weeks. However please note that sometimes the course will have longer or shorter breaks between classes especially if the course spans the Christmas period.

For detailed course dates please call 01293 529777.


Payments & Funding


Professional Career Development Loans

Please note that the scheme is closing on the 25th January 2019 and we have currently filled most spaces for the loan. Please still contact us should you require any advise or assistance paying for your course.

We are registered with the Professional Career Development Loans Scheme. This means that you can apply for a loan to pay for your course and only start paying it back once you complete. The government will cover the interest while you are studying and because these loans are designed specifically for people changing career you have a much better chance of being approved than many other providers. Please note we only have 3 course spots available for PCDL loans on each course. Please contact us if you wish to apply for a PCDL so we can ensure we have a space on your chosen start date. For more information please visit this page.



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.**



What would you say to someone thinking about doing this 2365 course? 

Text books required:

We stock some books in the centre, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. They can then be put aside for you to collect on the first day of your course. To buy books please call 01293 529777 or 0800 856 4448.

The following books are not available to buy in Centre but can be bought online:

To buy books please call 01293 529777 or 0800 856 4448.



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.



London Gatwick, South East

Our head office centres redefine standards in training provision with 7,500 square metres of bright and spacious teaching areas. It’s a world away from the drafty warehouses that some competitors use! It is perfectly placed to deliver electrical course to students from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London and all over the South East.

Leeds, Yorkshire

Our brand new state of the art centre on the outskirts of Leeds is really quite special. It boasts huge classrooms and workshops and some great communal areas for break times. The facility is just East of Leeds. It offers a full range of courses for those based in Leeds, Hull, Sheffield and all over Yorkshire.

M62 / M6 Warrington

Our Northern training facility is based just off the M62 at Birchwood Park. This facility is brand new for 2016. As such it offers brand new classrooms and state of the art technology in order to deliver the best possible training experience. As per our other training centres we offer bright airy classrooms with comfortable seating and even a lake across the road. This new centre means we now offer a full range of electrical courses for students from Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton and all over the North West.

Midlands (Rowand House)

Our Coventry training centre is brand new for 2019. It is based near the university of Warwick within easy reach of the M6, M42, M45, A45 and M40 . The facility will open from April 2019 and feature brand new training rooms, workshops and will be state of the art.

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