City & Guilds 2391-52 Inspection & Testing Course: Initial Verification, Periodic Inspection, and Certification

Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations
Accreditation No: 603/1275/0

For Experienced Electricians

£1,100 incl. VAT



The City & Guilds 2391-52 Inspection and Testing course is an advanced programme that combines the "2391-50 Initial Verification" and "2391-51 Periodic Inspection" courses. Designed for experienced electricians and electrical contractors, this 5-day course aims to enhance your skills and knowledge in electrical testing and inspection. Conducted at our Nottingham training centre, it is conveniently located near Derby, Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, and Sheffield.

Industry Recognition and Importance

Regarded as the gold standard in the electrical industry, this course is mandatory for issuing certificates for new electrical installations and providing inspection and testing certificates to landlords as required by law. It's also crucial for JIB grading as an "approved electrician."

Personalised Learning Experience at Total Skills

At Total Skills, we prioritise personalised learning experiences by limiting class sizes to 6 students, with 2 trainers available to guide you through the course.

Examination and Mobile Learning App

The exam for this course is a multiple-choice, open-book test with a high pass percentage of 75%. To help you prepare, we've created a mobile learning app that grants access to learning resources and sample exams for practice immediately after booking the course.

Course Outcomes and Benefits

Upon completion, participants will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct electrical inspection and testing in compliance with the latest regulations and standards. They will also be able to produce accurate test certificates and reports, ensuring that electrical installations are safe and compliant.

In summary, the 2391-52 Inspection and Testing course is an essential training programme for electricians and electrical contractors who want to enhance their professional skills and provide high-quality electrical services to their clients.

Pass rate

Join over 135 satisfied students who have aced the City & Guilds 2391 Inspection and Testing Course with our help. Boasting a remarkable 95%+ pass rate, our comprehensive training ensures your success.


  • 5- day course, Mon-Fri
  • Experienced tutor & assessors
  • Multiple practice exams
  • Maximum 6 learners in a class
  • Practical training
  • Excellent success rate
  • Mobile app to access learning resources on the go.


Our 2391-52 inspection and testing course offers comprehensive practical training to ensure that you are confident and well-prepared for your assessment. Our trainers are committed to your success and are willing to stay late to give you ample practice time before your assessment.We provide our own testers for your use during the course, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.


Upon booking our course, you will gain immediate access to our advanced learning system, which includes practice exams and quizzes. You can easily access the content on your computer or mobile device through our app, available for Android and Apple devices. This feature enables you to prepare in advance for the exam, which requires a pass mark of 75%.

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  • Safe isolation procedure
  • Automatic Disconnection of Supply (ADS)
  • Different types of earthing systems
  • Initial verification for new electrical installations
  • Periodic inspection and testing
  • Sequence of tests and testing methods
  • Single and three phase testing
  • Principles and theory
  • Expected results by use of appropriate formulas
  • Completion of certificates and relevant forms
  • Observations and coding for faults or issues (C1, C2, C3, FI)
  • Comparing and applying observations to BS7671 to check compliance



The course has 2-hour multiple-choice open book exam with 60 questions. The exam requires minimum 75% to pass. The exam can be arranged on a date to suit you or in the afternoon of the last day of the course.
The assignment is covered normally on the 4th day of the course and takes around an hour to complete.
This assessment takes 2.5 hours to complete and covers both initial verification and periodic inspection. It is normally covered on the 4th or the 5th day.



Guidance note 3: Inspection & Testing
18th Edition 2nd Amendment

IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition, 2nd Amendment

IET On-site Guide 18th Edition (BS7671:2018+A2)

You can purchase these books while booking the course or at our centre on the first day of the course.


Multi-function tester (We provide Fluke testers, however you may bring your own testers. The tester should be calibrated).
Safe isolation kit (Provided by us, however you may bring your own).
Post-it index flags, a scientific non-programmable calculator.
Hand tools (Provided by us).
Photo ID (Driving License/Passport).


To enroll in this Level 3 qualification course in inspection and testing, we highly recommend that you have prior knowledge and experience in this field. This course is best suited for individuals who have completed relevant units from the Level 3 Diploma in electrical installations or the 2392 qualification.

Additionally, you should have completed the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations 2nd amendment. By completing these requirements, you'll be better prepared to succeed in the course and advance your career in this field.

ELCAS Funding

This course is eligible for ELCAS armed forces resettlement credits, to initiate your ELCAS courses claim, click on this link. Please use registered learning provider number 12999.

Frequently asked questions

Can I come and have a look at your training centre before I book a course?

We will be thrilled to give a tour of our facilities. Please contact us to arrange a suitable day and time for your visit.

Are 5 days sufficient for this course? 

With his experience, the tutor has a track record of delivering this course over 5 days with excellent results. The online multiple-choice 2-hour exam can be undertaken at our centre on Friday or on a date to suit you.

Is there parking at the centre?

Yes, there is ample free parking onsite.

Can I re-sit the exam/assessment if I fail and what are the costs?

You are able to have up to 3 re-sits. The cost of each re-sit is £45 incl. VAT at the centre and £70 incl. VAT for City & Guilds Remote Invigilation at home directly by City & Guilds.In the rare instance that you fail an assessment, you can undertake these again at the centre and we can provide you with additional practice if required. The cost of each re-assessment is £75 incl. VAT

Can I make notes or references in the books?

The books taken into the exam can contain:
  • Bookmarks (eg blank post-it notes, post-it notes numbered to show chapters or corners of pages folded).
  • Highlighting of text.
  • The Corrigendum and amendments.
The books taken into exams cannot contain:
  • Sample exam questions, answers, or diagrams.
  • Any writing in the regulations or accompanying written notes.

Please note we cannot provide you with spare books if your books do not meet the above requirements.

When will I get my results and certificate?

We will give you the result after completing all the exams and assessments in the course.
The certificate will be sent to you as soon as it is received from the awarding organisation, usually within 3-4 weeks of course completion.

Is food and drink available at the centre? Is lunch provided?

We provide tea, coffee and water. There is no food provided at the centre however we are only a quick walk away from several shops, cafes and takeaway facilities.

Is there any place to stay close by?

We are located very close to Premier Inn Nottingham North (Daybrook) which is only 3 min drive or a 15 min walk and offers excellent prices.