City and Guilds 2391-52: Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations

City and Guilds | Candidates: 6 | Duration: 6 days | £892.00 +VAT

PLEASE ensure that you read through the information provided for this training course, including the expectations of candidates, FULLY before booking - if a prospective candidate does not have the expected level of skill and experience, we would strongly recommend that alternative training is initially undertaken to prepare the candidate fully. We are here to advise and we welcome you to contact us if you have any questions.

City and Guilds 2391-52 combines all of the elements of Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations.

It is aimed at *experienced* electrical inspectors (including electricians and electrical engineers) who are currently performing inspection, and the full range of single and three-phase electrical testing, and are seeking a qualification that embraces all the disciplines for carrying out Initial verification and Periodic inspection, as well as carrying out a full range of functional electrical tests on both single and three-phase electrical installations.

It is intended for those practising and experienced electricians and electrical engineers who wish to formally demonstrate, with an accredited qualification, their knowledge and abilities in performing both Initial verification and Periodic inspection on single and three-phase electrical installations. The qualification covers all the disciplines of Initial verification and Periodic inspection. It comprehensively covers all the methodologies of testing and inspecting as outlined in BS 7671 (within Part 6) and IET Guidance Note 3.

Please note that this qualification is a direct replacement for both City and Guilds 2394 and 2395 as it covers all of the processes and disciplines for carrying out comprehensive testing, Inspection and a periodic inspection on a three-phase electrical installation.

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


This combined testing and inspecting qualification will significantly benefit practising, *experienced* electrical inspectors (including electricians and electrical engineers) who wish to provide evidence that they have a thorough understanding of inspection and testing.

If you are unsure whether this training course is suitable for your individual level of skill and experience, please contact us to discuss!

It also commonly regarded as a requirement for enrolment on a competent person scheme.   

This qualification is a progression towards 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 requirements for inspection and testing

Outcome 2Understand safety management procedures when undertaking inspection and testing

Outcome 3: Understand the requirements for the inspection of electrical installations

Outcome 4: Understand the requirements for testing electrical installations

Outcome 5: Perform 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 of, 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 60 questions - the examination has a maximum duration of 120 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 2.5 hour practical assignment; comprising of a full Initial verification and a Periodic inspection (combined within the same assessment) of a three-phase electrical installation, including completion of all 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 and 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 throughout the sessions.

Required 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 expected that candidates who wish to undertake this course should have current electrical experience in the full processes of initial verification and Periodic inspection, and testing of single and three-phase electrical installations.

All potential candidates should be aware that there is no practical "hands on" training with City and Guilds 2391-52 - 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.

Due to the nature of the qualification, it is expected that candidates continue to study, complete written tasks, and review the discussions and training materials at home inbetween the training sessions and days of the training course.



Our pledge to you is that Total Electrical Training will never be beaten on price.

We will price match and go that extra mile by offering you an additional 5% discount off any genuine written "like for like" quotation.


Terms and conditions apply - Price match will be given once a genuine like-for-like written quotation is provided to us, and is verified. The alternative quoted training location must be within a 30 mile radius of our training centre in Harlow, Essex.

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