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Electrical Diploma Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is the Diploma level 2. It is approximately two-three days per week and covers Electrical and Wiring skills, knowledge and ability.

    The attendance days of the course do vary each year due to learner numbers. Start time for each day is generally 09.00 am and finishes at 16.00 pm. Course starts in September and runs through until June/July.

    High levels of attendance and punctuality are required in order to complete the course.

    Bolton College has high levels of success and achievement with this course which enables us to offer you excellent teaching and learning opportunities.

  • What you'll learn

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    The diploma level 2 will cover most aspects that are required to have the confidence, ability and knowledge to carry out various electrical related tasks such as - wiring systems, circuit systems and electrical systems reading drawings, organising tasks, planning tasks, measuring, calculating quantities and costs as well as setting out for the type of work. New subjects such as Renewable Technologies will be covered also.

    The course does cover some general aspects of construction but has a main focus on the specific trade chosen.

  • Entry requirements

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    You will need to apply for a place on the course through the application process. You will need an interview and your previous certificates from school etc.

    Bolton College will require you to take a diagnostic assessment to ascertain your current level of numeracy and literacy, the results from this will be discussed following an interview and may indicate any support needs that you may require in order to attend.

  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed over the duration of the course through knowledge tests to prove that you are improving and gaining in your knowledge of the trade area, you will also carry out practical training that will work towards the completion of the practical assessments. These are test set by the awarding body for Diploma in Electrical to prove your ability.

    Your tutors will be experienced tutors in the trade area and will be construction industry certified assessors.

  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    The course is studied at the College main site in the Construction and Arts centre on Wellington Rd.

    You will also need to provide your own safety boots and 'work type' clothing, .i.e. overalls

    Bolton College will supply you with a once only protective equipment pack.

    Bolton College will provide you with the tools to complete the course whilst on programme, you do not need to provide any of your own.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Curriculum Leader - Vincent Kirkman or Tutor - Derrick Phipps - Tel 01204 - 482404 or email:
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Course Fees

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  • Future opportunities

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    On completion you can progress onto the Diploma Level 3
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:00
    12.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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