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This is the most advanced electricians course that we offer. It is a level 4 qualification covering the design and installation of electrical systems.

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This 2396 course will provide you with the knowledge to design and erect an electrical installation, taking account of environmental influences, routing and suitability for purpose. This is a brand new level 4 qualification.

The City & Guilds 2396 Electrical Design course is theory based and is intended for electrical contractors who are responsible for the quality of the design, specification, installation, inspection and testing processes. It covers the implications of the wiring regulations for electrical installations.

Full Course Title: Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations.


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Why take this 2396 Electrical Design course?

If you are looking to develop your skills and keep up to date with requirements this course is for you. This 5 day course will provide you with all the necessary information and knowledge to design and erect an electrical installation, with the focus being on cable sizing and management, taking account of environmental influences, routing and suitability for purpose.

This is the most up to date and advanced electrical design course available. This Level 4 2396 qualification will replace the 2391-20 course which is currently being phased out. The 2396 course is intended for experienced personnel working in the electrical industry.

This course also forms part of the IET Centre of Excellence due to the quality of our training provision.

2396 Course Entry Requirements

Candidates should be experienced in electrical installation and ideally hold one of the following inspection & testing qualifications:

City & Guilds 2391-10 Inspection & Testing Course (Discontinued) or

City & Guilds 2394 Initial Verification & Certification Course or

City & Guilds 2395 Period Inspection & Testing Course

City & Guilds 2391-52 Inspection & Testing Course

It is also strongly recommended that candidates have achieved the City & Guilds 2382 or similar qualifications which demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the 18th Edition.

If you are unsure of your suitability please contact a course advisor on 01293 529777.

This course has an age restriction of 18 years and older.


City & Guilds 2396 Course Content

The course is theory based and consists of classroom based teaching run 5 days in a row. Following the course you will work on a set assignment which you will review with your assessor after you course. The 2396 course teaches you the invaluable skills to design and scope electrical installations. Course content includes:

Statutory and non-statutory requirements relating to electrical installation design, construction management and verification

The electrical installation design, construction and commissioning process

BS 7671 requirements relating to electrical installation design

Design and verification procedures for single and poly phase electrical installations

Fundamental principles for the design and installation of associated protective systems relating to electrical installations

Factors that affect choice of alternative energy sources and environmental technologies used within electrical installation design

You will need to prove competence in these subjects via a set assignment and a written exam.






Candidates must complete a one assignment estimated to be around 40 hours of work and one written exam which must be taken at a time set by City & Guilds. Dates are listed above.

You will need to register by a set date in order to be booked in for your exam. For example you must book by the 30th April in order to sit the exam on in June. This is a nationally set registration date from City & Guilds which can not be moved. See dates below (in next tab).

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.

This course lasts 5 days, however please note there is also a written exam and a project that you must complete too. Please make sure you are available for all the dates below before you book this course. Please speak to an advisor if you are unsure; 01293 529777.

Classes and final registration dates:

Start DateLocationFinal RegistrationExam Date
03/06/2019Warrington30/04/201913th June 2019
07/10/2019London Gatwick31/10/20195th December 2019
04/11/2019Warrington31/10/20195th December 2019
18/11/2019London Gatwick31/10/20195th December 2019






"Very good and well run course with good facilities and nice training centre" Ashley 23/05/2016

Text 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:

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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.

Leeds, Yorkshire

Our brand new state of the art centre on the outskirts of Leeds is really quite special. It boasts huge classrooms and workshops and some great communal areas for break times. The facility is just East of Leeds. It offers a full range of courses for those based in Leeds, Hull, Sheffield and all over Yorkshire.

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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