Inspection & Testing (C&G 2391-52)

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The 2391-52 qualification, also known as the Inspection and Testing qualification, is an important certification for individuals involved in electrical inspection and testing activities. This qualification is typically required for electricians, electrical contractors, and other professionals working in the electrical industry. It signifies that the holder has demonstrated the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out thorough and accurate inspections and tests on electrical installations.

2391-52 is specifically focused on the inspection and testing of electrical installations in accordance with the requirements of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations – BS 7671.

The qualification is designed to ensure that professionals possess the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out thorough inspections and tests on electrical systems to ensure their safety and compliance with industry standards. It is suitable for electricians, electrical engineers, and other professionals involved in the design, installation, maintenance, or inspection of electrical installations.

To obtain the City & Guilds 2391-52 qualification, candidates must complete both practical assessments and written examinations. The practical assessments involve inspection and testing tasks on a simulated electrical installation. The written exams assess the candidate’s theoretical knowledge and understanding of inspection and testing procedures.

Upon successful completion of the qualification, candidates are awarded the City & Guilds 2391-52 certificate, which demonstrates their competence in electrical inspection and testing. Employers highly value this qualification in the electrical industry, and is often a requirement for individuals seeking employment or career progression in roles involving the inspection and testing of electrical installations. 

 

Our inspection and testing course is designed for electricians and associated trade professionals interested in developing their knowledge and skills in electrical inspection and testing. The course covers all of the elements of initial verification and periodic inspection and testing.

After completing the course, candidates will be able to undertake the City & Guilds 2391-52 final assessment. 

The course covers a range of topics, including:

  • Electrical installations – this section covers the requirements for electrical installations in accordance with BS 7671, including earthing and bonding, protection against electric shock, and selection and erection of equipment.

  • Inspection and testing – this section covers the inspection and testing of electrical installations, including initial verification, periodic inspection and testing, and certification.

  • Fault diagnosis and rectification – this section covers the identification and rectification of faults in electrical installations, including the use of test instruments and fault-finding techniques.

  • Electrical safety management – this section covers the management of electrical safety in the workplace, including risk assessments, safe systems of work, and emergency procedures.

Throughout the course, candidates will have the opportunity to develop their skills through a range of activities and simulated assessments. They will also be required to complete written assignments and examinations to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Upon completion of the course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of electrical testing and inspection and will be in a position to undertake the two-day City & Guilds final assessment. On successfully passing the 2391-52 examinations, qualified persons will be able to carry out inspection and testing on electrical installations in accordance with the requirements of BS 7671. They will also be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to diagnose and rectify faults in electrical installations and to manage electrical safety in the workplace.

On purchasing the course-only option, candidates are not obligated to complete the City & Guilds 2391-52 final assessment. The course can be used as a refresher training course or updating CPD. Course access will remain active for 12 months after enrollment. 

The final City & Guilds assessment will take place in one of our many assessment sites conveniently located across the country. The final City & Guilds assessment has four elements and takes place on two consecutive days. Parts of the final assessment are open book, and the following publications can be used:

This includes a 2-hour multiple-choice open book online exam that comprises 60 questions.

A 30-minute visual task that requires students to examine a series of images and identify any defects they can find. Using the classification codes C1, C2, C3 and FI. 

The practical assessment covers both Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection, testing a candidate’s ability to inspect an electrical system and identify any faults.

Finally, candidates must complete a 1 hour and 20-minute short open book paper to complete their assessment. 

 

City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for the 2391-52 qualification. However, candidates must have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully. Therefore it would be expected that candidates have a basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an associated trade. 

The course is primarily designed for experienced Electricians, domestic Installers and associated trade professionals who are over the age of 18 and who wish to improve and update their knowledge and application of inspection and testing.

Although there are no formal prerequisites, we advise that you have a good understanding of the latest IET BS7671 Wiring Regulations and have passed the City & Guilds 2382-18 (18th Edition) course, have a minimum of 6 months of inspection and testing experience and have the ability to implement the online learning in a practical setting before attending the final assessment.

There are many advantages to gaining the City & Guilds 2391-52 qualification. These might include some of the following:

  • Furthering or starting a career within the electrical industry. 2391 is often a pre-requisite by potential employers. This essential qualification demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of Inspection and testing within an electrical installation. Review electrical positions on indeed.co.uk the recruitment website, and see how many prospective employers ask for this qualification.

  • Completing EICRs for rental properties. There is currently no requirement for persons to be a member of a recognised CPS scheme to complete EICRs for rental properties. However, electricians must hold adequate insurance and a qualifciation covering the latest version of the Wiring Regulations (18th edition IET Wiring Regulations) and a qualification covering periodic inspection and testing.
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  • Applying for an ‘Approved Electrician’ grade with the JIB. Candidates will need to have achieved the 2391-52 qualifciation.

For the online course and final examination, candidates must have the following three IET publications. Links below are directly to Amazon.co.uk, alternatively, please visit our shop using the tabs at the top of the page.

It is also recommended that candidates have their own test equipment with a calibration certificate and basic hand tools. You will may need these for the practical assessment.

Is the MJ Electrical course the entire 2391-52 course?
Yes, our online course is the full course and has been updated to the latest version of the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations. It is delivered online, so you don’t need to come to a centre to take the course. You can study from home or work in your own time.

Do I need any additional materials for the course?
Yes, the course and the final examination will require you to have the; 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations, IET Guidance Note Three and the IET On Site Guide (OSG) all updated to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations 2018: 2022 Amendment 2.

How quickly can I start the course?
The course material will be available to start on the same day you enrolled. The final City & Guilds examinations are held monthly.

Will the online course work on my phone or tablet?
Yes, the online course works across all different types of electronic devices. This includes phones, tablets, laptops and PCs. 

Do I get a City & Guilds certificate?
Yes, successful candidates receive a City & Guilds electronic certificate emailed to them after passing the exam, and a hard copy version follows within four weeks.

You will only need the electronic version for CPS schemes like the NICEIC or NAPIT, the JIB, and most employers.

It’s important when you complete the enrolment process. You use the name you would like displayed on your certificate. This information will be used when registering you with City & Guilds. 

What is in the final examination?
You will undertake four assessments for your final City & Guilds examination.

  • This includes a 2-hour multiple-choice open book online exam that comprises 60 questions.
  • A 30-minute visual task that requires students to examine a series of images and identify any defects they can find. Using the classification codes C1, C2, C3 and FI. 
  • The practical assessment covers both Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection, testing a candidate’s ability to inspect an electrical system and identify any faults.
  • Finally, candidates must complete a short written test paper.

How will I get access to the course material?
After completing the enrolment process, you will be emailed access to the online material the same day. If, for any reason, you don’t receive the course access, please email me, and I will resend you the link.

What payment options are there?
We have two different payment options available, PayPal and Stripe. This gives you plenty of flexibility to pay with a credit or debit card or split the payment using PayPal.

How long do I have to complete the course and exam?
Enrolled candidates will have 12 months to complete the online course material and take the final examination.

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