Periodic inspection and testing (2395)

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2014 This qualification helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to professionally install and carry out periodic inspection and testing on Electrical installations. This qualification has been developed for practising electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying or who require some update of training before progressing to other City & Guilds qualifications. Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

General Information

What's involved in studying this course

This qualification demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you need, such as, appropriate legislation, testing installations and issuing safety certificates. assessment will be through a multiple-choice test, a written assignment and a practical task.

What careers can this lead to

Our qualifications can lead directly into employment, offering learners the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to a high
standard recognised by the industry. In addition, we also have a number of Higher Level qualifications offered through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

What's involved in 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 currently offering the 2391 qualification will be given automatic approval, all other centres will need to fill out a full (QAP) qualification approval form

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are a qualified electrician and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

This qualification comprises one mandatory unit:

  • Principles, practices and legislation for the periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting of electrical installations.

What careers can this lead to

These qualifications can help you to progress in your career as an electrician.

Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations(2395-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations

  • Accreditation No: 600/4693/4 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 5 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 37 - 37 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen


SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

Visit >

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

The general expandable sections contain documents that cover multiple levels and the level-specific expandable sections contain documents that cover that particular level.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Header text here

  • Reviewed by: 29/Jul/2014

    Read More Read Less

Like to offer these qualifications?

To offer this qualification please submit an application and we’ll help you get set up - you can become a City & Guilds qualification provider within 30 days.


For Learners