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Inspection and Testing

Course Code: PG18/6
  • Level: 3
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: Five days
  • Course type: Short course
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

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.

Please note, to support you on this course, you will need a copy of:

  • BS7671:2018, Amendment 2:2022, IET Wiring Regulations (ISBN 978-1-83953-218-4)
  • IET Guidance Note 3, Inspection and Testing (ISBN 978-1-83953-236-8).

 It is also strongly recommended that you have a copy of:

  • IET On-Site Guide (ISBN 978-1-83953-227-6)
  • NAPIT EICR Codebreakers (ISBN 978-8382214-6-1).

Course information

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.

This qualification is approved for candidates aged 18 or above.
It would be expected that you will have a basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade. 

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

On successful completion you may wish to progress to another electrical course at the College, such as Photovoltaic SystemsBattery Storage or Electric Vehicle Charging.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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