This 2394 electrical course is a level 3 QCF qualification. It is essentially a testing and inspection course covering initial verification, inspection and testing and 3 phase inspection and testing.
The City & Guilds 2394 Initial & Fundamental Inspection & Testing Course is a must have qualification designed specifically for domestic installers and existing contractors looking to up-skill. It allows installers to be able to verify (test) and inspect new installations. It also covers inspection & testing of 3 phase installations. Also see:
Full Course Title: Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (2394-01)
Entry Requirements / Who’s it for?
This qualification is ideal for contractors already working in industry but needing to learn all about initial / fundamental inspection & testing. All candidates should have basic knowledge of electrical science and experience of electrical installation.
This qualification is suitable for those with some experience of inspection and testing. It could be that you trained many years ago but haven't used your skills since then or you have been carrying out inspection and testing but havent formally trained in the process and practical skills required.
As always if you are unsure of you suitability please call a course advisor on 01293 529777 for more information.
You may also want to consider the following courses:
This is a level 3 qualification, however for candidates with limited electrical experience you may want to consider our City & Guilds 2392-10 Inspection & Testing course.
Why take this 2394 Initial Verification & Certification course?
Like the old 2391 qualification, the 2394 course will be highly regarded by many employers in the industry and will be an excellent addition to any electricians CV. It allows you to test and inspect new installations.
Our specialist electrical instructors will help you demystify and simplify the qualification providing you with the latest certificate to demonstrate your competency. We have pass rates and facilities which are way above the national average for our inspection and testing courses.
City & Guilds 2394 Course Content:
This 2394 course will enable you to understand the principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations with regulations and requirements.
Its content cover the skills and necessary background knowledge for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrical installations.
The 2394 includes both theory and hands on training in our state of the art centre. This qualification helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to professionally inspect and test electrical installations.
Key areas covered include:
Safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations
Requirements for initial verification of electrical installations
Requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations prior to their being placed into service
Requirements for the safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations
Requirements for testing before circuits are energised
Requirements for testing energised installations
Requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates and associated documentation
Safety of systems and equipment prior to completion of inspection, testing and commissioning
Inspection of electrical installations prior to them being placed into service
Commissioning electrotechnical systems and equipment
Throughout the above you will also cover:
Health and Safety requirements
Requirements for the inspection
Factors that affect conductor resistance values
Common earth fault loop paths
Methods for verifying protection
Requirements for determining fault current
Procedures for dealing with clients
Exams & Qualifications
You will be assessed in 3 ways; one online multiple choice exam, one written paper and also a practical assessment. These break down as follows:
Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (Online Multiple Choice)
Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (Written)
Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (Assignment)
The written examination date and time is set nationally and commences at regular intervals set by City and Guilds. The course runs from Monday to Friday with the exam usually taking place the following Wednesday.
** Practical Assessments will be booked in once you have pass your paper exams
All exams and assessments take place on site here at Trade Skills 4U.
Last booking Dates & Nationally Set Written Exam Dates:
Due to the fact that exams are set nationally by City & Guilds the 2394 / 2395 course has certain deadlines by which we must register you. Please see the course dates below and their corresponding registration close dates:
25, 26, 27 & 28th March - Written Exam 2nd April - Latest Booking Date 28th February
3, 4, 5 & 6th June - Written Exam 11th June - Latest Booking Date 30th April
All our training takes place between Monday to Friday. You can see specific course dates below:
“Good course, good instructor and very good at explaining the subject and putting it into layman’s terms” Les Hartland 2394/5 11/12/13
“Good course. A lot of information to take in” Benjamin Faulkner 2394/5 15/10/13
“Very informative. Clear explanations with good examples” Glenn Broughall 2394/5 18/11/13
“James was excellent and hope does teaches me the 2396 next year” Jason Nicholls 2394/5 18/11/13
What experience do I need?
You should hold the 2392 or be competent and carrying out single phase inspect and test.
Will this lead on to the 2395?
Yes indeed, we suggest you take the course package with the 2394 and 2395.
Does this allow me to carry out periodic testing?
No that would be the 2395.
That is the difference between this and the 2392 level 2?
The 2394 is a level 3 qualification for a start and introduces you to 3 phase.