City and Guilds 2391-51: Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection of Electrical Installations

City and Guilds | Candidates: 6 | Duration: 6 days | £606.00 +VAT

This course; City and Guilds 2391-51: Level 3 Award in Periodic inspection and testing of Electrical Installations, was developed by City & Guilds to replace City & Guilds 2395 starting in 2017, and is intended for those practising electricians who wish to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to carry out Periodic inspection and testing on single and three-phase electrical installations with formal, accredited certification.

The qualification covers the disciplines of Periodic inspection, as well as the methodologies of testing as outlined in BS 7671 (within Part 6) and IET Guidance Note 3.

The qualification is endorsed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as well as being supported and recognised by the competent persons' scheme providers.


Please note that this qualification is not a direct replacement for City and Guilds 2394 and 2395, it covers the processes and disciplines for carrying out an inspection and test on an electrical installation.

This qualification will significantly benefit practising electricians and electrical engineers who wish to provides evidence that they have a thorough understanding of inspection and testing. It also regarded as a requirement for competent persons’ scheme provider’s enrolment.   

This qualification is a progression towards City & Guilds 2391-50 and City and Guilds 2396: Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical installations.

The associated training sessions will involve discussion of the following formal Learner Outcomes:

Outcome 1: Understand the requirements for Periodic inspection and testing

Outcome 2: Understand safety management procedures when undertaking Periodic inspection and testing

Outcome 3: Understand the requirements for the Periodic inspection of an electrical installation

Outcome 4: Understand the requirements for testing electrical installations during Periodic inspection and test

Outcome 5: Perform Periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations

Reference will be made to related publications; including BS 7671, IET Guidance Note 3, and IET On-site Guide, and it is therefore anticipated that candidates are aware and understand the navigation of these publications.

All potential candidates should be aware that there will be an expectation that candidates continue their studies inbetween and outside of the training sessions, to aid in preparation for the examinations and assessments - we therefore strongly recommend that candidates are able to navigate the content of BS 7671. If you need "hands on" training specifically on BS 7671, you can book a place on our City and Guilds 2382-18 course or speak to us directly by calling us on 0800 170 7007.

Candidates must successfully complete one online multiple-choice examination, comprising of 40 questions - the examination has a maximum duration of 90 minutes. The questions within this examination are essentially drawn from the qualification learning outcomes.

Candidates will also have to undertake a written examination comprising of 4 short-answer questions and in addition, successfully complete a 2 hours practical assignment, comprising of a full Periodic inspection and test of a three-phase electrical installation, including completion of the appropriate documentation.

The multiple-choice exams and the short-answer examination are known as 'open book;' candidates will be allowed to refer to clean copies of BS 7671, IET On-site Guide amd IET Guidance Note 3, however all assessments and examinations are robustly Invigilated and are conducted in accordance with Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ) regulations and requirements.

This course is subject to vat and is  inclusive of all course materials, examination fees and refreshments.

Publications for this course are sold separately and not included in the price.

Important Information

As the course itself deals with the application of knowledge involved with the practice of carrying out initial verification and testing, it is anticipated that candidates who wish to undertake this course should have some electrical experience in preferably prior participation in the process of initial verification and testing of a single and three-phase electrical installation.

All potential candidates should be aware that there is no practical "hands on" training with City and Guilds 2391-51 - we strongly recommend that if you need "hands on" training specifically on electrical testing, that you book a place on our ever popular City and Guilds 2392-10 course or speak to us directly by calling us on 0800 170 7007

Delegates are required to obtain up-to-date copies of BS 7671, IET Guidance Note 3 and the current edition of the on site guide - you can order these when you book your course.



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