This qualification helps to develop the essential, up-to-date knowledge and techniques needed to professionally design and install or inspect and test electrical systems.
This award is ideal for qualified electricians wishing to expand or update their professional knowledge and skills. Level 4 is ideal if you are an experienced electrician, working with minimal or no supervision. You are looking to develop or update your electrical installation and verification knowledge and techniques.
This will suit you if you are an experienced electrician, working with minimal or no supervision. You are looking to develop or update your electrical installation and verification knowledge and techniques.
What is involved in studying this course?
This qualification demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you need, including, designing and installing electrical systems, appropriate legislation and verifying installations. Assessment will be through an assignment and a written exam.
What careers can this lead to?
City and Guilds qualifications can lead directly into employment, offering learners the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to a high standard recognised by the industry. This qualification will help you to progress in your career as an electrician.
Learners can also choose to take the following related qualifications:
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Fundamental Initial Verification (2392)
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (2394).
Who is the qualification for?
It is intended for personnel in electrical contracting companies who have responsibility for the quality of the design, specification, installation and testing process. It addresses, in particular, the implications of the Wiring Regulations for Electrical Installations
What does the qualification cover?
It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required designing and scoping electrical installations.
To achieve the Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations, learners must achieve 10 credits from the mandatory units:
Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations (Assignment)
Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations (written)
Unit 401/402 Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations.
- understand the relationship with statutory and non-statutory requirements relating to electrical installation design, construction management and verification
- understand the electrical installation design, construction and commissioning process
- understand BS 7671 requirements relating to electrical installation design
- be able to apply design and verification procedures for single and poly phase electrical installations
- understand fundamental principles for the design and installation of associated protective systems relating to electrical installations
- understand factors that affect choice of alternative energy sources and environmental technologies used within electrical installation design
Before undertaking this qualification candidates should seriously consider undertaking the Level 3 Award in Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (2394) and/or Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395) as well as obtaining industry experience. It is also strongly recommended that candidates have achieved either the City & Guilds Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671) (2382) or similar qualifications where candidates have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the 17th edition in order to ensure they have every opportunity of achieving this qualification.
Age restrictions City & Guilds cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 18 as this qualification is not approved for under 18s.
What opportunities for progression are there?
It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
- Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Building Services Engineering (4467-04)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning means using a person’s previous experience or qualifications which have already been achieved to contribute to a new qualification.
RPL is not allowed for this qualification.
City and Guilds 2396 in Design and Verification
Electrical Installations Design. Calculations for Electricians and Designers
BS7671:2018 Requirements for Electrocal Installations – 18th Edition
Guidance Notes 1: Selection & Erection
Guidance Notes 3: Inspection and Testing