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Course overview

For experienced electricians who are in charge of the initial verification and certification of electrical installations, Skills Training Group offers the LCL Awards QCF – Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification, Periodic Inspection Testing, Condition Reporting and Certification of Electrical Installations Course (City & Guilds 2391-52 equivalent).

The price of the course includes training, testing, and certification costs.

Course Equivalent: C&G 2391

An awarding organisation with OFQUAL approval is LCL Awards. The qualification is directly equivalent to the City & Guilds 2391-52 and is recognised by the Joint Industry Board (JIB), the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB), and the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS).

Accepted by Competent Person Schemes like SELECT, NAPIT, NICEIC, and STROMA.

Modules breakdown

The inspection & testing course will cover the specific methods of inspecting and testing all types of installations, whether single or three-phase, to the current requirements of BS 7671. It covers the inspection and testing techniques as given in IET Guidance Note 3 and how to professionally complete Certification and Reports.

Knowledge & understanding outcomes:

  1. Safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations
  2. Use of test equipment used to undertake inspection and testing of electrical installations
  3. Requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations
  4. Requirements for testing before circuits are energised
  5. Testing energised installations
  6. Initial verification, testing and commissioning of electrical installations
  7. Completion of electrical installation certificates and associated documentation
  8. Confirm safe systems of work and the suitability of the electrical installation for initial verification
  9. Test electrical installations prior to them being placed into service
  10. Complete and report the outcome of the initial verification and issue the electrical installation certificate to the client
  11. Be able to commission the electrical installation
  12. Requirements for periodic inspecting and testing of electrical installations.
  13. Completion of electrical installation condition reports and associated documentation.
  14. Confirm safe systems of work and the suitability of the electrical installation for periodic inspection and testing.
  15. Carry out testing of electrical installations
  16. Complete and report the condition of the electrical installation to the client.

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Inspection & testing course material

You need to bring the following books with you on the first day of your inspection and testing course:

Our recommendation is that you refresh your understanding of guidance note 3 prior to attending your inspection and testing course. You should also read the electrical safety first best practice document here:

What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring the following with you to your inspection and testing course:

How do I book my inspection and testing course?

Call our office on 0808 164 2780 and speak to one of our friendly customer service team. They will discuss dates and availability and can take payment by debit or credit card to confirm your place.

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Why do people choose Skills Training Group?

Founded in 2011, we focus on delivering high quality, employer-led training that sets our students up for entering the heating and utilities workforce in Scotland and the surrounding area.

World class training facilities

We invested over £250,000 last year on our training facilities to provide you with the best possible learning experience.

Training experience

Since 2011 we’ve delivered training to over 7000 students with a 99.4% student satisfaction rate.

Guaranteed work placements

We guarantee a work placement with a Gas Safe Registered Employer on our Gas Managed Learning Programmes.

Leading curriculum

Our training curriculum is tailored to include as much practical training as possible allowing you to feel confident with your newly acquired skills.

Fast certification turnaround

Our course certification turnaround can be as quick as 5 working days, helping you to start working faster.

Expert trainers

Our training staff are leading industry experts with Teaching, Assessing & Quality Assurance qualifications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which accreditation bodies are recognised by JIB/SJIB for testing & inspection qualifications?

LCL Awards, City & Guilds (2391-52 course), EAL Level 3 Inspection and Testing Course and more are recognised and give the same formal qualification.

Will I gain practical skills by completing this course?

You'll gain specialist knowledge on the completion of inspection and testing, although, it's worth noting that the course is mostly theory-based. You'll undertake a practical assignment in our training centre during your assessment. At the end of your training, you'll be able to complete electrical installation condition reports (EICR)

What experience should I have to do this course?

This course is best for qualified electricians, but as a minimum, you up to speed with BS7671 Wiring Regulations as well as a basic knowledge of electrical science. If you need this additional learning, we cover BS7671 Regulations in our 18th Edition Course (C&G 2382-22). We recommend having 6 months testing experience before undertaking this course.

What is an EICR?

A comprehensive electrical inspection and testing report produced as a result of an electrical installation assessment is known as an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report). The EICR is a report on the condition of the electrical installation, including the design, content, and practises of the installation. The report includes a grading system to indicate the overall condition of the electrical installation and identifies any areas that require additional evaluation or repair. The EICR is an important component of electrical safety and is required for compliance with current legislation.

2391 courses prepare students to become qualified electrical inspectors and testers. Lectures, textbook studies, quizzes, discussion activities, online tests, and practical assessments are common components of these courses, which often include both theoretical and practical components. A 2391 practical assessment is an important part of the course and is usually carried out by a professor or an experienced electrical inspector. After successfully completing the 2391 course and practical assessment, the candidate receives a diploma and certificate demonstrating his or her competence in electrical inspection and testing.

EICR training may be included as part of electrical apprenticeships and NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications). The training covers electrical testing and inspection principles, as well as the testing process and requirements. Some courses may also include open book exams, in which students can access materials and links to answers for assistance. The final examination, on the other hand, is typically closed book, with candidates required to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge without the use of materials or external resources.

what is the 2391 qualification?

The 2391 qualification refers to the Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations. It is a vocational qualification designed for electricians who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of electrical installation testing.

The 2391 qualification is aimed at those who have already completed a Level 2 or Level 3 electrical installation qualification and have some practical experience in the field. The course covers a wide range of topics, including testing procedures, inspection and testing of electrical installations, and the relevant regulations and safety standards.

Upon completion of the course, candidates are able to carry out inspection and testing of electrical installations in a safe and effective manner, and produce detailed reports on the results of their tests. The 2391 qualification is recognised by the UK's Joint Industry Board for Electrical Contracting (JIB) and is widely recognised as a benchmark for competence in the field of electrical installation testing.

How do I pass the 2391 inspection and testing?

To pass the 2391 Inspection and Testing certification, you need to prepare, study, and practice.

Here are some tips to help you pass the exam:

Understand the exam format: Before preparing for the test, it is important to understand the exam format. The 2391 certification exam is split into two sections, a written exam and a practical evaluation.

Study the relevant rules and standards: The 2391 certification exam covers various topics such as inspection and testing procedures, electrical installations inspection and testing, and the applicable regulations and safety standards.

Utilise study materials: To prepare for the exam, it's advisable to use study materials such as textbooks, revision guides, and practice tests. These resources will help you to understand the material and identify areas where you need to improve.

Attend a training course: An excellent way to prepare for the 2391 certification exam is by attending a training course. The course provides you with an opportunity to learn from experts, practice your skills, and interact with other learners.

Practice and revise: Practice makes perfect. It's essential to practice the inspection and testing procedures regularly and revise the material to ensure that you understand the concepts and procedures thoroughly.

Manage your time effectively: During the written exam, manage your time wisely. Read the questions carefully, and take the time to understand what is being asked before answering.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of passing the 2391 Inspection and Testing certification.

how much is the 2391 course?

The cost of our 2391 inspection and testing course is £845 + VAT.

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