5 day course

Award in the Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations

Formerly known as City & Guilds 2394/5, this 5-day course is a combination of the 2391-50 and 2391-51 training courses and will allow candidates to complete both qualifications without attending the centre on separate occasions.

This qualification helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to professionally carry out inspection and testing on electrical installations. The course covers appropriate legislation, inspection and testing techniques, completing and issuing certificates or reports and understanding of results and measurements.

Assessment methods during the 2391-52 course include a short-written examination, an open book online multi-choice exam consisting of 60 questions and a practical assessment on a simulated installation and visual inspection.

The practical assessment will take place shortly after the 5-day course on a different date. Date options will be given and confirmed by the tutor during the course. 

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessment on this course.

Course Content

  • Requirements of Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Safe systems of work
  • Requirements for safe isolation
  • Safe testing of electrical installations
  • Principles for working dead
  • Principle for working live
  • Testing sequence
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Reasons for initial verification of electrical installations
  • Documentation, certification and reporting


Who should take this course?

This is an advanced course which is intended for experienced electricians practising inspection and testing who may have never gained formal Inspection and Testing qualifications, or for those who want to update and reaffirm their skills.

Please be aware this is an intense course with limited practical tuition. We would not recommend it for beginners, but rather for those who already know the fundamentals of inspection and testing and are looking to further their skills.

Although there are no formal pre-requisites, we advise that you have a good understanding of the latest IET BS7671 Wiring Regulations and have passed the City & Guilds 2382-22 (18th Edition) course, and have a minimum of 6 months testing experience.

Important Information

Please note, you will only receive your City & Guilds certificate on successful completion of all examinations. On completion of the practical assessment, the tutor will recommend a pass or fail. This will then need to be reviewed and marked by an internal verifier before being claimed with City and Guilds. 



Can this course be attended online?

Due the practical exercises in the course the training is delivered in a classroom environment

Do I need to bring any equipment/tools to the course?

No, Centrica will provide everything that you require

How much practical element is included in the course?

Across the 5 day course, approximately 1.5 days is allocated to the practical element

When do I take the assessments on the course?

All assessments will be included in the 5 days other than the Practical Assessment which will take place within 4 weeks after the course has taken place 

Do I have to resit the full course if I am unsuccessful in any of the exams?

Hopefully you will pass first time but if required you can resit the relevant assessment parts rather than having to attend the whole course again

When will I find out if I have completed the course successfully?

Your results for the online examination will be available instantly upon completion. The Practical Assessment will be marked by the assessing tutor who will recommend a pass/fail. This will then need to be reviewed and internally verified by an independent tutor. Once this is complete you will be notified as soon as possible on your final result. 

Essential Course Books

The following books are recommended reading and are essential for specific courses with examinations.
If you are booking a course, please purchase your books at the same time as you are buying the seats. We can post them to you, or delegates can collect them on the day of the course.
If books are purchased independently of a course, we will deliver these to your company address.

Related Courses

The following courses are also available and may complement and build upon the knowledge gained
on the City & Guilds 2391-52 course.

Our Accreditations and Affiliates

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