SCQF Level 5
Built Environment

Course Overview
City & Guilds 2391-52 Level 3 award In Inspection and Testing The combined 2391-52 course has been introduced to streamline and simplify the qualifications required to carry our advanced inspection and testing. Until July 2017 most people would take a combined 2394/2395 course which required 1 online exam, 2 practical assessments and 2 written exams. This new qualification only requires 1 online multiple choice exam, 1 written assignment and 1 practical assessment.

This qualification is aimed at practising electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying and are looking to advance their industry qualifications or electricians who require to update their existing qualifications. The qualification prepares candidates for the initial verification and periodic inspection and testing of electrical installation work.
What You Will Learn
  • Safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations 
  • Requirements for initial verification of electrical installations 
  • Requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations prior to their being placed into service 
  • Requirements for the safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations 
  • Requirements for testing before circuits are energised 
  • Requirements for testing energised installations 
  • Requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates and associated documentation 
  • Safety of systems and equipment prior to completion of the inspection, testing and commissioning 
  • Inspection of electrical installations prior to them being placed into service 
  • Inspection and testing of existing electrical installations
  • Identifying non-compliant faults in existing installations
  • Health and Safety requirements 
  • Relevant documentation 
  • Factors that affect conductor resistance values 
  • Common earth fault loop paths 
  • Methods for verifying protection 
  • Requirements for determining fault current 
  • Procedures for dealing with clients
Entry Requirements
  • Candidates must have completed the 17th Edition Electrical Installation course to give you the basic understanding required
  • Must be employed in industry
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • E-volve online exam- 2 hours
  • Practical Exam 4 hours (Practical exams will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday evening at the completion of course)
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • On completion you can move onto other electrical courses to widen your knowledge in other areas.
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Number Of Days Per Week
  • 5 days inclusive of written and e-volve examination
Course Cost And Funding Options
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