Course Overview

This course covers the five core sections of City and Guilds 2391-51 Periodic Inspection:

  • The requirements for periodic inspection and testing
  • The safety management procedures when undertaking periodic inspection and testing
  • The requirements for the periodic inspection of an electrical installation
  • 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 formal qualifications required for this electrical verification course, it is expected that you should have a good knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles. Previous experience of electrical installation work, either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade is essential.
    It is best suited to those who are working within the electrical industry and are actively involved with the inspection and testing process with previous experience of live boards. It is also useful for you to have an understanding of 3 phase systems.

    There is a very small element of practice, however, no formal practical training will be provided.

    You should also have a good understanding of the latest IET Wiring Regulations BS7671 and an up-to-date 18th Edition certificate.

    In summary, this course is designed for those who want to progress their testing and inspection skills. Therefore, a good understanding of the fundamentals is essential. It is strongly suggested that you have 2 years experience working with inspection and testing as a practising electrician before taking this course.

    If you have no previous training or experience or need a refresher then the City and Guilds 2392-10 Fundamentals and Initial verification (Level 2) course contains both practical and theory and is good practice before progressing to the City & Guilds 2391 level 3 courses.

    Please call our training team for more information if you are concerned about your eligibility.

    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 to learn 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.

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

Our training groups are kept as small as possible to ensure that 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

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