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:
** Please note that we are currently phasing out the pre-registered hand written exams. Please see the assessments section below for more information. From 2017 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.
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 energized
Requirements for testing energized 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; 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 Hand Written Paper or 1 Online Short Answer Exam (2 Hours)
1 Pratical 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. We will continue to deliver some hand written exams however for these exams strict registration dates must be met and also you must make sure you are available to attend the exam dates listed below. We will eventually phase out these hand written exams.
|Course & Start Dates 2016||Location||Latest Booking Date||2394 Exam Date|
|11th April||Warrington & Gatwick||26th February||19th April|
|23rd May||Warrington||29th April||7th June|
|31st May||Gatwick||29th April||7th June|
|25th July||Gatwick||30th June||9th August|
|1st August||Warrington & Gatwick||30th June||9th August|
|3rd October||Warrington & Gatwick||31st August||11th October|
|28th November||Warrington & Gatwick||31st October||6th December|
|2017 Dates||Location||Latest Booking Date||2394 Exam Date|
|30th January||Warrington & Gatwick||4th January||7th February|
|20th February||Gatwick||20th February||18th April|
|13th March||Gatwick||28th February||18th April|
|3rd April||Warrington & Gatwick||28th February||18th April|
“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
We stock some books in the centre, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. They can then be put aside for you to collect on the first day of your course. To buy books please call 01293 529777 or 0800 856 4448 or 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.
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, Leeds and all over the North West.
London Gatwick, South East
Our 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.
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