This qualification helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to professionally carry out inspection and testing on electrical installations. This qualification offers three pathways depending on the type of inspection and testing required or previous qualifications gained by learners.
This qualification helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to professionally install and carry out initial verification and periodic inspection and testing on electrical installations.
What is involved in studying this Course?
This qualification aims at the specialist knowledge and skills you need, including appropriate legislation, inspection and testing techniques, completing and issuing certificates or reports and understanding of results and measurements. Assessment will be through a multiple-choice on-line test and a practical task.
What careers can this lead to?
This qualification is intended for practicing electricians who want to expand their skills and knowledge in the area of Initial Verification and/or Periodic Inspection and continue their professional development. Gaining a Certificate in Electrical Installations could help you find work as an electrician.
On successful completion learners can also progress on to the City & Guilds Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations.
Who is the qualification for?
It is aimed at practising electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying or who require some update of training before going onto other City & Guilds qualifications. The qualification is also suitable for those with limited experience of initial inspection and periodic inspection of electrical installations, such as those entering the industry from other engineering disciplines or who have been working in allied trades.
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification prepares candidates for the initial verification and periodic inspection of electrical installation work.
To achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations, candidates must achieve the mandatory unit 2391-502.
502 Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations
This unit is designed to enable learners to understand principles, practices and legislation for initial verification and periodic inspection of electrical installations with statutory and non statutory regulations and requirements. Its content is the knowledge needed by a learner to underpin the application of skills for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrical installations.
1 Understand requirements for inspection and testing of electrical installations
2 Understand safety management procedures when undertaking inspection and testing of electrical installations
3 Understand the requirements for the inspection of electrical installations
4 Understand the requirements for testing electrical installations
5 Perform inspection and testing of electrical installations
It would be expected that candidates have a basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade.
City & Guilds cannot accept any registrations for learners under 18 as these qualifications are not approved for learners under 18.
What opportunities for progression are there?
It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
- City & Guilds Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (2396)
- ILM management and leadership qualifications
Summary of assessment methods Candidates must:
- successfully complete one practical assignment (2391-502)
- successfully complete one online multiple choice test (2391-052)
502 Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing Practical Assignment
052 Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing Online Multiple Choice Test
The way the knowledge is covered by each test is laid out in the table(s) below:
Assessment type: Multiple Choice
Test Assessment conditions: Open book and invigilated
Grade Boundaries: The pass mark is set at approximately 75%, however this may be adjusted to ensure consistency across cohorts (reliability).