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Inspection and Testing

Course Code: PG18/6

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Four days
When you'll study: Monday to Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

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About the course

Are you a practising electrician needing to complete inspection and testing training updates in order to achieve City & Guilds 2391-52? This City & Guilds course at City College Plymouth is for you. The short, one week course is suitable for electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since training or who require update training before progressing. It is also suitable for those with some experience of inspection and testing of electrical installations, such as those entering the industry from other engineering sectors or those working in allied trades.

What you'll learn

The course covers:

  • fundamentals of initial verification
  • safe working procedures
  • initial inspection
  • test instrument calibration and accuracy
  • test procedures: continuity, insulation, polarity and earth electrode
  • test procedures: earth fault loop impedance, RCD and prospective fault current
  • certification
  • calculations for resistance of copper conductors and temperature correction for earth fault loop impedance values.

Assessment consists of a both practical and theory-based test.

What's next?

On successful completion you may wish to progress to another electrical course at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: PG18/6

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £900

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.