Level 3 Award in Combined Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection and
           Testing of Electrical Installations.

City & Guilds 2391-52 Level 3

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

Course content

The test specification for this qualification:


  • Multiple-choice online test: Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing. Duration: 120 minutes / Number of questions: 60*  

  • Practical assessment: Visual inspection of Electrical Installations. Duration: 30 minutes (closed book)

  • Practical assessment: Combined Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection of an Electrical Installation.            Duration: 150 minutes#

  • Written paper - short answer questions: Combined Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection of an Electrical Installation. Duration: 80 minutes*


* This is a “open book” exam, so candidates can refer to BS7671, GN3 and On-Site Guide during the exam.

# Candidates may refer to BS7671 or GN3 for verification of compliances only, not as a full guide to testing.

Course information

Course title: City & Guilds 2391-52 Level 3

Certificate: Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations

Duration: 5 days to include the assessments. 

Class times: 08:30-17:30 plus home study.

Course fee: £895 inclusive (includes registration and exam fees)


This qualification is suitable for practicing electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying or who require some update of training before progressing


It allows candidates to progress to the Level 4 Award in Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (2396).

Candidates must have 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.


A relevant qualification, such as City & Guilds 2360, 2330, 2357 or a level 3 2365 would be sufficient evidence of this.


Candidates should also preferably hold a current 18th Edition qualification.