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City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-51) course syllabus

Course Description

Is the Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-51) course accredited by an official body?

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What is the City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-51) course?

Category: Building-Services

Level: Beginner

The "Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-51)" Award thoroughly prepares the candidate to undertake and understand the principles, practices and legislation for the Periodic inspection of electrical installations.

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

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

The qualification is endorsed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Who is the City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-51) course designed for?

The course is aimed at practising electricians, who have already been carrying out the process of periodic Inspection (including inspection, testing and condition reporting) as per the requirements of BS 7671 and require a formal, recognised qualification.

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

What subjects does the City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-51) 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
  • The earth fault loop paths of the common earthing systems
  • The appropriate documentation that must be completed, as per BS 7671, to conclude the Periodic inspection

How is the City and Guilds - Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (2391-51) course assessed?

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

  • 2391-051: A multiple-choice, electronic examination (using the City & Guilds e-Volve examination system)
  • 2391-501: A practical assignment; including a short-answer written examination and practical inspection and testing tasks (incorporating elements of a three-phase electrical installation)
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