Initial Verification of Electrical Installations

City & Guilds 2391-50 Level 3

This qualification prepares candidates for the Initial Verification, inspection and testing of newly installed electrical installation work. It covers initial inspection and testing, and the completion of Electrical Installation Certificate

Course content

The test specification for this qualification:


  • Multiple-choice online test: Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations. Duration: 90 minutes / Number of questions: 40* 

  • Written paper: Inspection, Testing and Condition Reporting of Electrical Installations. Duration: 1 hour*

  • Practical assessment: Initial Verification and Certification of a three-phase Electrical Installation. Duration 2.5 hrs


* This is an "open book” exam, so candidates can refer to BS7671, On-Site Guide and/or GN.3  during the exam.

Course information

Course title: City & Guilds 2391-50 Level 3

Certificate: Level 3 Award in Initial Verification of Electrical Installations

Duration: 4 days to include the online and the practical assessments.  

Class times: 08:30-16:30

Course fee: £575 inclusive (includes registration and exam fees)


It is aimed at practicing electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying or who require some update of training before going onto other City & Guilds qualifications. The qualification is also suitable for those with limited experience of initial inspection of electrical installations, such as those entering the industry from other engineering disciplines or who have been working in allied trades  


Candidates must have knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles, and experience of electrical installation work.


A relevant qualification, such as City & Guilds 2360, 2330, 2357 or a level 3 2365 would be sufficient evidence of this. Candidates should also hold a current 18th Edition qualification.

Combined 2391-52 course

We now offer a combined 2391-50 and 2391-51 course, this runs under a separate heading the 2391-52 course. The cost is £895. If you are interested in the combined course, please contact us for more information. The combined course is run across five days.