City & Guilds 2391-51 Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations - London (Watford)

The Five Core Sections of City and Guilds 2391-51 Periodic Inspection:

  • Understanding the requirements for periodic inspection and testing
  • Understanding the safety management procedures when undertaking periodic inspection and testing
  • Understanding the requirements for the periodic inspection of an electrical installation
  • Understanding the requirements for testing electrical installations during periodic inspection and testing
  • How to perform periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations

Important Course Details

    5 days
    We will be running the City and Guilds 2391-51 Periodic Inspection course at our Watford, London and Stockton-On-Tees, Teesside electrical training venues.
    Although there are no qualifications required for this electrical verification course, it is expected that you should have basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles/experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade. It is recommended that you take the City and Guilds 2391-50 Verification course before attending this training (both courses are also available as a combined package). If you have any concerns about your eligibility for this course please call the training team directly for further information.
    This course will include a multiple-choice examination (40 questions – 80 minutes), a short answer test (1 hour) and a practical test (2 hours).
    During the City and Guilds 2391-51 Periodic Inspection course, you can expect a mix of both theory and practical work spread over several days. Our experienced electrical training tutors will teach you about all aspects of Periodic Testing, including why it is required, the legislation behind it, health and safety, practical testing procedures and much more.
    Those who successfully complete with course will receive a City & Guilds 2391-51 Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations.

You will gain the necessary knowledge to safely perform periodic inspections and testing of electrical installations.

2391-51 covers both the theory and practical work required to test and verify electrical installations and is an excellent course for any practising electrician who would like to work more closely with electrical installations.

It is highly recommended that you complete the City & Guilds 2391-50 Initial Verification of Electrical Installations course before attending this training.

At both of our training venues we have comfortable, classroom-based environments for you learning your theory and also have our own purpose-built electrical training bays and tools where you’ll gain practical, hands-on experience of performing periodic testing.

Our training groups are kept as small as possible to ensure you get the best learning experience, with plenty of hands-on time with our tutors throughout the course. We also include refreshments and lunch every day on the course.

Progression Opportunities

City and Guilds 2391-51 is an essential course for any electrician who would like to test electrical installations.

With this course, you could progress into employment as an electrical installation technician or a professional electrician who is qualified to test installations.

Course Progression Options:

  • Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (2396)
  • ILM Management and Leadership Qualifications

Reading Materials

We highly recommend candidates consider purchasing and studying the following books for the course and bring them along with you:

Both books are sold through our test equipment website,, click the link above for more information on each.

You can use both these books during examinations on this course.

Q – When Will the 2394/95 courses finish?

A – Last registration for City and Guilds’s older courses will be at the end of August 2017 and you will have until August 2018 to complete these courses.

Q – Does this mean the 2394/95 courses will no longer be relevant?

A – No, the 2394 and 2395 courses will remain an acceptable Level 3 qualification. Those already with this qualification do not need to take the new 2391 course(s).

Q – I was unsuccessful with some of the elements of 2394/95, can I still retake this course?

A – Yes, you will have until August 2018 to complete this

Q – Have any of the exams changed for the new courses?

A – The biggest change is that all exams are now open-book. You are now permitted to refer to BS7671 Wiring Regulations and Guidance Note 3 books during the course and examinations