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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.

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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:

City & Guilds 2394 / 2395 Course Package

City & Guilds 2395 Periodic Inspection & Testing Course

** From November 2016 you will be able to take an online short answer exam with this course **


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 haven't 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.

The course content is the same as these courses:

The C&G 2394 & 2395 courses share so much content that we simply run them as one course. The only difference with this qualification is that you will only take the assessments for the 2394 course. You can then at a later stage simply pay and book your C&G 2395 assessments should you wish. You may want to book:

City & Guilds 2394 / 2395 Course Package

City & Guilds 2395 Periodic Inspection & Testing Course

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 covers the skills and necessary background knowledge for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrical installations. You will also cover periodic inspection and testing so that if you wish to book those exams at a later stage you can do.

The 2394 includes theory training in our state of the art centre. This qualification helps you to develop the knowledge and 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 energized

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

Relevant documentation

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; 1 Online Multiple Choice, 1 Hand Written Paper or 1 Online Short Answer Exam  and also a practical assessment. These break down as follows:

1 Online Multiple Choice (1.2 Hours)

1 Online Short Answer Exam (2 Hours)

1 Practical Assessment (3 Hours)

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.

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course.

Last booking Dates & Nationally Set Written Exam Dates:

All our training takes place between Monday to Friday. The main course lasts 5 days with 1 online short answer exam taking place the following week after the course has finished. For online short answer exams there is no latest booking date or set exam dates. 


“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


Books Required:

We stock books in our Gatwick & Warrington centres. We can also supply books for central London courses if you call us in advance to purchase them. To buy books please call 01293 529777 or 0800 856 4448 or alternatively you can visit the links below and purchase directly from Amazon.




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.


London Gatwick, South East

Our head office centres redefine standards in training provision with 7,500 square metres of bright and spacious teaching areas. It’s a world away from the drafty warehouses that some competitors use! It is perfectly placed to deliver electrical course to students from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London and all over the South East.

M62 / M6 Warrington

Our Northern training facility is based just off the M62 at Birchwood Park. This facility is brand new for 2016. As such it offers brand new classrooms and state of the art technology in order to deliver the best possible training experience. As per our other training centres we offer bright airy classrooms with comfortable seating and even a lake across the road. This new centre means we now offer a full range of electrical courses for students from Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton and all over the North West.

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