Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations

City and Guilds Number – 2394

Learning Academy Uk LogoThis award has been designed to give contractors the qualifications and skills required to verify electrical installations. This course will cover aspects like health and safety issues when undertaking installations, how to undertake an inspection and understanding the requirements for testing and commissioning electrical installations.

This qualification has been set up to assist new learners in the construction sector to better understand the National Occupational Standards in the electro-technical industry. This module will help explain the requirements of an electrician and how they relate to; Health and Safety, Inspection, Testing, assessment and certification of electrical systems and products. This Qualification has come into effect to replace the City and Guilds 2392. The course, unlike its predecessor, now includes the inspection of three phase components. This qualification will be desirable for any Part P installer or practising electrician working towards City and Guilds 2395.

Who Should Attend

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 on to other City & Guilds qualifications. The qualification is also suitable for those with limited experience of initial inspection of electrical installations, such as those entering the industry from other engineering disciplines or who have been working in allied trades.

Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  1. Safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations – adhering to health and safety regulations
  2. Requirements for initial verification of electrical installations – Understanding the requirement placed on the inspector
  3. Requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations – to be undertaken prior to their being placed into service
  4. Requirements for the safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations
  5. Requirements for the completion of electrical installation – certificates and associated documentation
  6. Safety of systems and equipment prior to completion of inspection, testing and commissioning
  7. Commissioning electro-technical systems and equipment

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the Procedures required
  2. Explain Health and Safety requirements
  3. Produce Relevant documentation
  4. Identify Requirements for the inspection
  5. Identify Factors that affect conductor resistance values
  6. Identify Common earth fault loop paths
  7. Highlight Methods for verifying protection
  8. Highlight Requirements for determining fault current
  9. Highlight Procedures for dealing with clients

Course Format

This course is a 4 day course run over 4 weeks or in a single intensive week of training. Learners will also undertake 3 pieces of coursework. Firstly, learners will undertake an online multiple choice exam on ‘principles, practise and legislation for the initial verification of electric installations’. Secondly, a Written exam on principles practices and Legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations. And finally, learners will be required to undertake an assignment ‘on principles, practise and legislation for the initial verification of electric installations’.

There are no hidden costs for training. All of our training includes; on site parking, refreshments, training material, registration and all other related costs.

If you would like any additional information about this course then please contact us on 02921156603 or email

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