Known in the industry as 2391-52, this course is suitable for practising electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying or who require some update of training before going onto other qualifications. The qualification is also suitable for those with limited experience of initial inspection and periodic inspection of electrical installations, such as those entering the industry from other engineering disciplines or who have been working in allied trades.


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  • Description

    This qualification prepares candidates for the initial verification and periodic inspection of electrical installation work. A mixture of both theory and practical delivery will enable learners to understand principles, practices and legislation for initial verification and periodic inspection of electrical installations with statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements. Its content is the knowledge needed by a learner to underpin the application of skills for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrical installations.

    Learners will be able to: Understand requirements for inspection and testing of electrical installations Understand safety management procedures when undertaking inspection and testing of electrical installations Understand the requirements for the inspection of electrical installations Understand the requirements for testing electrical installations Perform inspection and testing of electrical installations by being able to:

    • Establish a safe system of work appropriate to the installation
    • Carry out the relevant safe isolation procedure in accordance with HSE guidance
    • Carry out inspection in accordance with BS 7671 and IET Guidance Note 3
    • Complete a schedule of inspections in accordance with BS 7671 and IET Guidance Note 3
    • Carry out tests in accordance with BS 7671 and IET Guidance Note 3
    • Verify test results for compliance or classification
    • Complete documentation in accordance with BS 7671 and IET Guidance Note 3

    A copy of the current IET Guidance Note 3 (GN 3) will be required. Not supplied.

  • Entry Requirements

    Candidates should have a basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade.

    Candidates should have a basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade.

  • Qualification

    City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations

  • Progression

    It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds or equivalent qualifications:

    Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (2396) ILM management and leadership qualifications

  • Assessment

    Candidates must:
    successfully complete one practical assignment
    successfully complete one online multiple choice test

  • Home Study

    Learners will be expected to carry out a certain amount of self study in order to achieve this qualification, as well as the allocated 50 Guided Learning Hours candidates should be prepared to undertake at least 12 hours of self study

  • Work Placement

    It would be expected that candidates have a basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade. Learners would also benefit from having access to an electrical environment to practice for the practical assessment

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    additional Costs will be incurred for exam retakes

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
AL3ITEI 212201 Monday Flexible Start 09:00 - 16:30 £895

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.