City and Guilds Construction and Electrical Materials Distribution Programme (Level 2) Award (6137-01)

Do you work for a building, electrical or heating and plumbing retail store, merchants or wholesalers?

Do you want to understand your products in detail, provide excellent customer care and potentially sell more products?                                                                                                                                                

Do you want to improve your career prospects?

The Construction and Electrical Materials Distribution programme is a flexible qualification which aims to provide you, the learner, with a detailed knowledge of the products you sell. Tailor your qualification to the specialist area in which you’re working, or have an interest in, by choosing from the range of topics outlined below:

Building and Timber Products

Aggregates & Blocks, Bricks & Mortars, Building Insulation, Building Interiors, Cement Plaster, Damp Proof Courses, Drainage Below Ground, Hard Landscaping, Kitchens, Major Property Problems, Manufactured Doors, Windows & Stairs, Paint Systems & Wallcoverings, Roofwork, Sustainable Building, Tiles & Tiling Timber & Panel.

Climate Management Products

Air Conditioning, Industrial Building Controls, Refrigeration.

Electrical Products

Cables & Wiring Accessories, Electrical Heating & Ventilation, Electrical Industrial Components, Fundamentals of Electricity, Lamps & Lighting, Luminaires, Renewable Energy Systems, Switchgear Distribution & Protection.

Heating and Plumbing Products

Bathrooms Boiler & Replacement Parts, Central Heating, Drainage Above Ground, Plastic Pipes & Components, Plumbers Brassware, Tubes, Fittings & Flanges, Valves.

Key to the Workplace

Customer Care, Health and Safety.

Qualification

If you complete any two workbooks (Units), as mentioned above, you will get a City and Guilds Award in Construction and Electrical Materials Distribution (Level 2).

How do I apply?

For details on how to apply see the ‘how do I apply’ section on this page. Alternatively, you can request more detail by completing the ‘request information’ form. 

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Course Details

Do you work for a building, electrical or heating and plumbing retail store, merchants or wholesalers and want to: 

  • increase your selling potential
  • improve your career prospects

by:

  • improving your product knowledge
  • enhancing your customer contact skills
  • enhancing your awareness of customer needs

which could:

  • improve your confidence and develop your communication skills
If you successfully complete a full programme you will also receive a qualification that has been:
 
  • developed and quality assured with City & Guilds, the internationally-recognised awarding body
Or
 
Are you a building, electrical or heating and plumbing retail store, merchants or wholesalers owner /employer and want to:
 
  • increase your competitive edge (compete with online)
  • increase your reputation and customer retention
by:
 
  • investing in your staff
  • improving your staff's product and customer care knowledge and skills
  • potentially improving staff retention through improved performance and job satisfaction
 
and have employees with with qualifications that have been:
 
  • developed and quality assured with City & Guilds, the internationally-recognised awarding body
  •  

You will be provided with a hardcopy workbook, which contains the information, questions and project you need to complete to successfully achieve the Unit certificate. By working through the workbook and answering the questions you will build on your knowledge and understanding of the workbook products. Finally, you will pull all your understanding together and complete a work based project.  

What will I gain?

There are 39 workbooks (Units) available for the Construction and Electrical Materials Distribution programme in total. You can mix and match any of the workbooks to get the qualifications outlined below.

  • If you sign up to and complete any one workbook (Unit) you will get a City and Guilds Unit certificate in the area studied, e.g. Health and Safety (Level 2)

 

  • If you sign up to and complete any two workbooks (Units) you will get a City and Guilds Award in Construction and Electrical Materials Distribution (Level 2)

 

  • If you sign up to and complete any five workbooks (Units) you will get a City and Guilds Certificate in Construction and Electrical Materials Distribution (Level 2)

 

  • If you sign up to and complete any ten workbooks (Units) you will get a City and Guilds Diploma in Construction and Electrical Materials Distribution (Level 2)

 

Who awards the qualification?

 

City and Guilds. They are a global leader in skills development, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace. City and Guilds qualifications and apprenticeships are valued by employers across the world, helping individuals develop their talents and abilities for career progression.

 

For further information, you can visit the City & Guilds website.

 

How long will it take? 
 
Each workbook (Unit) requires roughly 40hrs of effort but we recognise that most learners will also be balancing a day job and a home life. With this in mind we provide 90 days max to complete the workbook (Unit).
 
For those learners undertaking the City and Guilds Award it takes between 2 to 6 months*
 
For those learners undertaking the City and Guilds Certificate it takes between 6 to 15 months*
 
For those learners undertaking the full City and Guilds Diploma it takes between 12 to 30 months*
 
* max time available assuming every individual workbook takes 90 days to complete. 
 
How much does it cost?
 
If you or your company are a member of either the Electrical Distributors Association (EDA) or the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) you can purchase either individual workbooks (Units) for £150 each or save money by purchasing multiple workbooks together. 
 
For details of our ‘bulk buy’ options or non-member prices please get in touch on 0345 203 2103 or email enquires@mollearn.com

If you or your company is a member of the Electrical Distributors Association (EDA) or the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) you will need to apply via the application form available on their website (links below)..

If you or your company are not members of EDA or BMF please contact our programme consultant on 0345 203 2103 or by email enquires@mollearn.com for prices and an application form.

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