Inspection and Testing (2395)

Course Information

  • Course Code: L001-B
  • Duration: 5 weeks x 7 hours
  • Price: £475.00
  • Start Date: 23-Feb-18
  • Days: FRI
  • Times: 09:00-17:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

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The course is aimed at electrical operatives/engineers who have specific responsibilities with regard to the inspection and testing requirements BS7671 : 2001, Guidance Note 3 and the Electricity at Work Regulations. Electricity at Work Regulations has enforced the need for electrical engineers to maintain the electrical installations within the control to A-Level that no danger can arise.

All candidates should be practising electricians, from either a maintenance, or an installation background. The 17th Edition should be completed prior to the 2395 and familiarity with the Wiring Regulations is certainly a requirement. As you cannot be insured against non-compliance with statutory regulations, it must be ensured that all inspection and testing is carried out by a competent person. Records should be kept of regular inspection and testing programmes. The course will be delivered through classroom based activities alongside a tutor and other delegates at a similar level.

What will I study?

The course is primarily designed to cover the requirements of BS7671 - 2008 2011 Edition and the Electricity at Work Regulations. The course provides a raised awareness of specific responsibilities and practical applications. The following will be covered:

    Introduction - the requirements of Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Inspection and Testing
  • Instrument requirements and preparation
  • Continuity of protective conductors
  • Continuity of ring final circuits
  • Insulation resistance
  • Site applied insulation
  • Electrical separation
  • Basic Protection, Fault Protection
  • Insulated floors and walls
  • Polarity
  • Earth electrode resistance
  • Earth fault loop impedance
  • Functional testing of residual current devices
  • Prospective fault currents
  • Certification - Electrical Installation Minor Works Certificate/Electrical Installation Certificate/Electrical Installation Condition Report

Delegates are required to purchase the following publications, it is essential that individuals bring each book to the course:

    IET Guide BS7671-2008 (2015) IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition Incorporating Amendment No3 (yellow book) ISBN 978-1-84919-769-4
  • IET Guidance Note 3 Inspection & Testing (orange book) ISBN 978-1-84919-275-0
Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a current 2382 17th Edition qualification (candidates are required to bring a copy of their certificates on the first day of the course) and at least two years’ experience as an electrician.

IMPORTANT - An informal telephone interview will be necessary with the course tutor before any applicant will be accepted onto the course. Candidates are also required to complete an electrical questionnaire which will be included in the enrolment pack.

IMPORTANT - Two additional dates will be confirmed by the tutor for your written exam and practical assessment, as they do not take place at the time of the course.

IMPORTANT - We have no control over the written exam dates these are set by City & Guilds; candidates need to be registered by the 1st of the month previous to the exam taking place. (For example if an exam is taking place on the 10th March, then you will need to be registered by the 1st February) So it is paramount that you get your application in as soon as possible.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment at the end of the course consists of a written examination, an on-line test and a practical assessment.

What can I do next?

You may wish to progress onto one of our renewable qualifications, visit Blackburn College website to find out more.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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