ACES 7909 J - Joint Programme- 7909-B and 7909-C


 Both courses Accredited by City & Guilds   

Requirements of BS7909:2011 for Temporary Electrical Installations for Events
Competent Installation of Temporary Electrical Installations to BS7909:2011.

This programme combines the two City & Guilds Accredited Programmes, 7909-B and 7909-C, into a three day package.


The course is normally delivered on three consecutive days, but we are sensitive to the working demands of many of our customers, and we can on occasions split the package into a one day plus a two day, if necessary.

Day One - The Requirements of BS7909:2011 plus assessment.

Day Two - Design theory, inspection and testing theory.

Day Three - Assembly, commissioning and Inspection, testing and certification practical exercises and assessment

Course content

​Day 1;

  • Part 1: Relative statutory and non-statutory requirements.

  • Part 2: Definitions and Terms

  • Part 3: Selection of appropriate equipment

  • Part 4: Connection to supplies and generators

  • Part 5: Verification, Inspection and testing

  • Part 6: Practical application


The test specification for this first programme:

  • Multiple-choice paper, 30 questions: Requirements of BS 7909, 60 minutes. 

    • This is an “open book” exam, so candidates can refer to the course notes and BS7909:2011 during the exam

  • Written paper: 3 scenario based long questions, 45 minutes.

  • Practical assessment: 20 minutes.

Days 2 and 3;

  • Part 1: Information required for the design of a temporary electrical system

  • Part 2: Design calculations relating to temporary electrical installations

  • Part 3: Verification, inspection and testing requirements and documentation

  • Part 4: Practical application


The test specification for this programme:

  • Written paper: 16 varied questions, 60 minutes.

  • Practical assessment: 60 minutes.

Course information

Course title:  AC 7909-J   BS7909:2011 - Joint package


             Requirements for Temporary Electrical Installations for Events - City & Guilds Accredited Programme.


            Competent Installation of Temporary Electrical Installations to BS7909:2011- City & Guilds Accredited Programme.

Duration:  3 days

Class times: 09.00-17:00

Course fee: £ 395 inclusive (includes registration and exam fee)


This programme is primarily aimed at those already working on or having responsibility for temporary electrical installations in their many forms. From Duty Holders to those installing systems, this course covers the theory and practical applications required for safe and suitable electrical systems.

It is intended to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to enable operatives to carry out the duties of a Person Responsible, as outlined in BS7909:2011.

Candidates undertaking this course will be expected to have a working knowledge of electrical science. For those with no prior electrical knowledge the Foundation Course,  7909-A is highly recommended.