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Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations (C&G 2391-52) (EAL 2625)

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This is a package of two courses which have been developed for practising electrical who want to carry out Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection, Testing & Certification of Electrical Installations. The course package is also suitable for those who wish to upgrade their skills in initial verification, certification, periodic inspection & testing of electrical installations.

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Course Overview

This course is designed for electricians who have some experience in the field but need to update their knowledge and skills to stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and practices. This is more advanced course This course is more advanced than a basic electrician training course. It covers more complex topics and requires a higher level of understanding than a basic electrician training course. It covers more complex topics and requires a higher level of understanding. 

The course is mostly theoretical, with the exception of a mandatory practical assessment. This assessment will test your knowledge and skills in inspection and testing. We do not recommend that you take this course unless you already have a basic understanding of inspection and testing.

Course Content

The course will cover the specific methods of inspecting and testing electrical installations of all types, including single-phase and three-phase, to the latest requirements of BS 7671. It will also cover the inspection and testing techniques as given in IET Guidance Note 3, and how to professionally complete electrical certification and reports.

This course will cover the following units:

✓ Completing the safe isolation of electric circuits and installations

✓ Requirements for Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection of electrical installations

✓ Requirements for Inspection, Testing and Recording the condition of electrical installations

✓ Completing the Inspection of electrical installations prior to their being placed into service

✓ Safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations

✓ Requirements for Testing energised installations

✓ Completion of electrical installation certificates, Reports and associated documentation

✓ Safety of system and equipment prior to completion of Inspection and Testing

✓ Carry out Inspection of electrical installations

✓ Test electrical Installations in the service

✓ Produce a condition report with recoded observations and classifications.

During Course Test cover:

✓ Continuity of protective conductors

✓ Continuity of ring final circuits

✓ Insulation resistance (to include testing electrically separated circuits)

✓ Polarity (Dead & Live)

✓ Earth electrode

✓ Earth fault loop impedance (Ze)

✓ Prospective fault current

✓ Earth fault loop impedance (Zs)

✓ RCD tests (fault protection and additional protection)

✓ Functional testing

Assessment

City & Guilds (2391-52) 

Theory Assessments (Online, Multiple Choice)

The test is a 2-hour multiple-choice, online examination. The exam is open book, meaning that you will be able to refer to the 18th Edition wiring regulations, GN-3 and Onsite Guide books during the exam process. Pass marks set to approximately 75%.

Practical Assessments

Task 1 Visual Inspection (30 Minutes)
Task 2

Combined Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection of Electrical Installation.

Testing (2 Hours and 30 Minutes).

Task 3 Short Answer Questions (1 Hour 20 Minutes).

EAL (2625)

Theory Assessments (Online, Multiple Choice) The test is a 2-hour multiple-choice, online examination. The exam is open book, meaning that you will be able to refer to the 18th Edition wiring regulations, GN-3 and Onsite Guide books during the exam process. Pass marks set to approximately 60%.
Practical Assessments
Task 1 Visual Inspection (1 Hour)
Task 2

Periodic Inspection and Testing (2 Hours and 30 Minutes).

Duration

6 Days (5 Day Teaching + Assessment Day).

Entry Requirement

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, we recommend that you have a good understanding of the latest IET BS7671 Wiring Regulations and have passed the 18th Edition course. We also recommend that you have a minimum of 6 months of testing experience.

Qualification Specification

Book(s)

Following books are required reference material for the course:

1) BS7671: 2018+A2:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition): ISBN 978-1-83953-218-4

2) Guidance Note 3: ISBN: 978-1-83953-236-8

3) IET 18th Edition On-Site Guide BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 Wiring Regulations: ISBN 978-1-83953-227-6

Next Steps

It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Building Regulations for Electrical Installation Contractors in Dwellings (2393-10)

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (2365-02)

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (2365-03)

  • City & Guilds Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Building Services Engineering (4467-04)

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