Entry Requirements

Electrical Installation qualifications to Level 3 plus the 17th or 18th Edition. Although not essential, it is recommended that candidates do have at least 6 months of site experience before attempting this qualification. All candidates will require a formal interview with the tutor to assess their suitability for the course.

Please ensure you are clear how this course relates to working in the sector. Please click the How to Become a Qualified Electrician Through Part-Time Study link on the main Electrical Installation page. If you have questions regarding this please contact Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager - Business & Technology on 01895 853417 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who is the course for

This qualification prepares candidates for the initial verification and periodic inspection of electrical installation work. It is aimed at practising electricians who have carried out little or no inspection and testing since qualifying (Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation and the 17th edition).

This course supersedes both the C&G 2394 and C&G 2395 combined and is recognised by the NICEIC, Napit, Elecsa, and the JIB, as a pre-requisite towards registering as an Approved Contractor and Qualified Electrician respectively.

Course Content

  • Understand requirements for inspection and testing
  • Understand safety management procedures when undertaking inspection and testing
  • Understand the requirements for the inspection of electrical installations
  • Understand the requirements for testing electrical installations
  • Perform inspection and testing of electrical installations.

Study Methods

The course will comprise of theory and practical sessions. Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is compulsory in the workshop and may be purchased from Amazon, B&Q etc Please note the overalls should be navy colour and are described as workshop or warehouse coats at many outlets. Safety boots are also required.

PLEASE NOTE Candidates will have 9 theory session on Mondays between 6pm – 9pm and 4 practical sessions on Saturdays 9am – 4pm. Candidates will need to attend all of these sessions to complete the course.

Books to be provided by the candidate:

  • IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 ISBN: 978-1-78561-170-4 £80 approx
  • IET On-Site guide BS7671:2018 ISBN: 978-1-78561-442-2 £25 approx
  • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing (8th Edition) ISBN: 978-1-78561-452-1 £25 approx.

How is the course assessed

Unit 2391-052: 2 hour 60 question open book multiple choice exam following the end of the course.

Written, 4-item, open book question paper to be completed following the end of the course.

Unit 2391-502: (4 hr Practical Assessment session) on one Saturday following the end of the course (within 4 weeks), which will include:

  • A 2.5 Hour practical test, including visual photographs, to carry out full Initial verification on given circuits and periodic test on remaining circuits
  • Classification of two introduced faults (test rig).

Where next - Further Studies

Various.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Various jobs in the electrical sector.

More Information

  • This is an “Intensive Learning Programme” that requires 90% - 100% attendance.
  • Students are expected to undertake a substantial amount of self -study between sessions, particularly in the preparation for exams and assignments.
  • There are a number of exams and assessments throughout the course – candidates will be given a Maximum of 3 opportunities to resit each exam/assessment. Failure to pass/show up for these 3 resit dates will result in the candidate failing the entire course.
  • In order to achieve the qualification, candidates must pass all elements of the course within the current academic year, which ends on Thursday 23rd July 2020 – there will be no opportunity for any resits/resubmissions after this date. However, serious personal issues that arise that may adversely affect attendance and consequently completion of the course - these will be considered on a case by case basis.

Last updated 14 May 2019

How to Apply

This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the orange button below to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

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