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City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-52) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-52) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  City & Guilds (City-and-Guilds). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
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What is the City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-52) course?

Category: Building-Services

Level: Beginner

The Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-52), using the candidates own experience, prepares the candidate to undertake and understand the principles, practices and legislation for the Initial verification and Periodic inspection of electrical installations.

As this course deals with the application of knowledge involved with the inspection and testing of electrical installations, it is expected that candidates who wish to undertake this course should have electrical experience in inspection and testing of electrical installations - including direct, personal participation in the process of initial verification and/or periodic inspection and testing.

Who is the City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-52) course designed for?

This fast-paced course is aimed at highly-experienced, practising electrical inspectors, including electricians, who have already been carrying out the processes of Initial verification and Periodic Inspection (including inspection, testing and condition reporting) as per the requirements of BS 7671 and require a formal, recognised qualification.

It is important to note that this course (and more importantly, the syllabus) anticipate that candidates have an understanding of electrical theory - including the effects of resistances on cables, common electrical equations, etc., and how to work safely in accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

What subjects does the City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-52) course cover?

  • Statutory requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, and associated legislation
  • Safe and effective visual inspection of electrical installations
  • Appropriate procedures for achieving effective safe isolation
  • Health and safety requirements when inspecting, testing and reporting on the condition of electrical installations
  • Selection of the appropriate items to be checked during the inspection process
  • IP classification of electrical equipment
  • The earth fault loop paths of the common earthing systems
  • The appropriate documentation that must be completed, as per BS 7671, to conclude the inspection and testing processes

How is the City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-52) course assessed?

To achieve this qualification, candidates must complete all of the following assessments-

  • 2391-052: A multiple-choice, electronic examination (using the City & Guilds e-Volve examination system)
  • 2391-502: A practical assignment - including a short-answer written examination and practical inspection and testing tasks (a combined assessment involving both Initial verification and Periodic inspection and testing of an electrical installation, that includes elements of a three-phase electrical installation)
City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-52) course dates and locations