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

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details




Building Services

Course Start Date

Monday 15th April 2024

Course Duration

Part-time, 8 Weeks

Course Time

18:00 - 21:00

Course Fee

£ 300.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

Safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations. Requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations prior to there being placed into service, requirements for the safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations, requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates, electrical installation condition reports and associated documentation. It also includes safety of systems and equipment prior to completion of inspection, testing and commissioning Inspection of electrical installations prior to them being placed into service, and existing installations’ Health and Safety requirements.

Course Requirements

Open to qualified Electricians with knowledge and understanding of electrical theory and science principles.

What you will Learn


One online multiple choice exam, two ‘short answer’ written exams and 1 day practical assessment which will be arranged once the multiple choice and written exams have been passed.

The one-day practical assessment is in addition to the six days required for the course and is scheduled at a mutually agreed date with each candidate.


City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Initial Verification (2391-50)
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection (2391-51)
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing (2391-52)

Career Options


Mandatory Units

Unit 502 – Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing, This includes;
Task A – A visual inspection exercise (30 mins)
Task B – Practical Inspection, Testing & Certification assessment (2 hrs 30 mins)
Task C – Short answer written exam, open book (1 hr 20 mins)
Unit 052 – Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing, 2 Hour Online open book multiple choice test.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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