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Qualification details

EAL Level 2 Certificate for Domestic Electrical Installers

Qualification summary

EAL’s aim is to provide a much-needed qualification for the domestic electrical
industry to introduce candidate to the essential range of skills and therefore gain
national recognition for their skills in these areas. The objective of the award is to ensure that the
industry has an appropriate qualification to encourage candidate into the domestic electrical industry
and therefore gain a VRQ from the National Qualifications Framework. This VRQ
covers the necessary skills needed by a young person or an adult
changing career to enter the domestic electrical sector. This VRQ provides progression
opportunities both to employment and to a range of other qualifications.

Qualification details

VRQ - Vocationally-Related Qualification
Accreditation start date:
Operational start date in centres:
Accreditation end date:
Certification end date:
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This qualification provides the opportunity to gain the essential range of skills
and knowledge in the domestic electrical sector and there is clear progression both to
and from this VRQ for example the Level 2 in Engineeing and Technology VRQ and the (Level 3)
Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Technology VRQ as well as many
relevant NVQs in the sectors covered by this VRQ.
Domestic Appliances Service Technician
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineering Technician
  • 04 Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
    • 04.1  Engineering
The assessment of this qualification has two aspects:
External Assessment which is a multi-choice examination written by EAL and which must be undertaken by EAL.

Internal Assessment comprises a series of practical and/or knowledge tasks. The candidate will also be expected to keep a record of the internal assessments. An assessor/course tutor, in line with marking criteria defined by EAL, will mark internal assessments. EAL will expect a sample of the internal assessments to be internally verified by an individual responsible for the quality assurance of the qualification or a qualified Internal Verifier.

EAL will monitor and verify both forms of assessment. Candidates must both pass the external assessment and demonstrate adequate skill in the internal assessment components to achieve the qualification.

EAL can confirm that the assessment methods have been designed to be valid, reliable, manageable, safe and appropriate to the needs of the learners.

Valid – the internal assessments have been designed to test either practical skill or knowledge. The type of the assessment task used is linked to the content of the particular unit and its knowledge/skill weighting.
Reliable – for all internal assessments EAL has produced assessment tasks and assessment criteria that all centres must use. EAL’s EV will moderate a sample of the internal assessments to ensure that the assessment criterion is being followed.
Manageable for users – EAL has worked closely with industry, colleges and training providers to ensure that the course content and assessments are pitched at the correct level and meet the needs of both candidates and industry.
Safe and appropriate to the needs of the learners – again EAL has drawn upon the expertise of the Summit Skills and industry.
Candidates must complete all units
  • F/102/7127 - Applicable building regulations for domestic electrical installation
  • J/102/7128 - Electrical safety legislation, regulations, standards and terminology
  • L/102/7129 - Domestic electrical installation – pre work survey/inspection
  • F/102/7130 - Domestic electrical installation – safe isolation procedures
  • J/102/7131 - Identifying unsafe electrical situations
  • L/102/7132 - Domestic electrical earthing and bonding requirements
  • R/102/7133 - Electrical test procedures
  • Y/102/7134 - Selecting domestic electrical cable and components
  • D/102/7135 - Installing and replacing electrical components
  • H/102/7136 - Checking the correct and safe operation of installed electrical components
  • K/102/7137 - Recording of electrical test results and completing certificates
  • M/102/7138 - Installing and/or rerouting domestic electrical cables
  • T/102/7139 - Domestic electrical installation – special locations
  • K/102/7140 - Understanding of new domestic electrical circuit requirements
  • M/102/7141 - Installing domestic lighting circuits
  • T/102/7142 - Maintaining domestic electrical installations
  • A/102/7143 - Basic understanding of 3 phase supplies