Electrical Inspection and Testing (2391)

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017
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.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

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.

On successful completion learners can also progress on to the City & Guilds Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors and suitable facilities – The requirements for these can be found in the qualification handbook. Centres who have been offering 2394 or 2395 will be given automatic approval, all other centres will be need to fill out a full (QAP) qualification approval form.

Level 3

This level will suit you if you work as an operative within the Electrotechnical industry. There are three options learners can take depending on their individual industry requirements, level of experience or prior knowledge. Candidates can choose to learn the skills involved in Inspection and Testing in stages or as a combined assessment. The options are
• 2391-50: Initial Verification. Intended for learners who wish to verify new installations and perhaps never need to carry out Periodic Inspection and Testing.
• 2391-51: Periodic Inspection. Intended for learners who have previously gained qualifications in Initial Verification, perhaps through a recognised apprenticeship and wish to expand their skills to include reporting on the condition of existing electrical installations.
• 2391-52: Combined Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection and Testing. Intended for experienced electricians who have never gained formal qualifications in inspection and testing or who may wish to update and reaffirm their skills.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Gaining a Certificate in Electrical Installations could help you find work as an electrician.

Level 3 Award in Initial Verification (2391-50)

Last Registration Date: 30 Nov 2019

Level 3 Award in Initial Verification

  • Accreditation No: 603/1241/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 41 - 41 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 55 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/11/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection (2391-51)

Last Registration Date: 30 Nov 2019

Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations

  • Accreditation No: 603/1273/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 41 - 41 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 55 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/11/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing (2391-52)

Last Registration Date: 30 Nov 2019

Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing

  • Accreditation No: 603/1275/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 50 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 67 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/11/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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