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City & Guilds Inspection and Testing 2391-52 (Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection)

Please be aware this is a 5 day course in week one. Week two attendance is required for one day between Monday - Thursday to carry out the Practical Exam with a further Online Exam on the Friday morning. This qualification helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to professionally carry out inspection and testing on electrical installations. Please see below for further course requirements.


The Inspection & Testing City & Guilds 2391-52 combined course qualification replaces the former 2394/2395 that was previously available to electricians but has since been withdrawn. 

This course runs over five consecutive days covering fundamental theory, Initial Verification, Periodic Inspection practical and revision.  
Online and Practical Examination dates will be confirmed on day 1 of course. 

We strongly advise City and Guilds 2392 (IET Wiring Regulations – BS7671: IET Wiring Regulations) is achieved prior to sitting this course, though this is NOT an entry requirement. 

ALL Candidates should be up to date with the current 18th Edition and bring with them their own copy of the Regulations book on day 1.


In order to claim the full City & Guilds 2391-52 qualification, candidates must successfully complete the following: 

  • Task A – Visual Inspection – 30mins 

  • Task B – Periodic Inspection and Test – 2hrs and 30mins* 

  • Task C – Short Answer Questions – 1hr and 20mins 

 2 hours online Multiple choice exam (open book)*

*Slots for these will be available to secure after the end of the 5 days tuition.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be aged 18 or over to qualify for this course.

  • This course is intended for practicing electricians who have never gained formal qualifications in inspection and testing or who may wish to update and reaffirm their skills.

  • Candidates must possess knowledge of the wiring regulations and a sufficient knowledge of inspection and testing. 

  • Due to the safety implications of working with electricity and the guided learning hours associated with this qualification, learners should have a Level 3 qualification demonstrating competency associated with working in the electrical installation industry.

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