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Entry Requirements

Electrical Installation qualifications to Level 3 plus the 17th Edition.

A good level of English is required.

Please ensure you are clear how this course relates to working in the sector. Please click the How to Become a Qualified Electrician Through Part-Time Study link on the main Electrical Installation page. If you have questions regarding this please contact Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager - Business & Technology on 01895 853417 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who is the course for

This qualification is aimed at candidates who would like to demonstrate competence in the initial verification and certification of electrical installation work.

Course Content

  • Understanding the requirements for completing the safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations.
  • Understanding the requirements for initial verification of electrical installations.
  • Understanding the requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations prior to their being placed into service.
  • Understanding the requirements for the safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations.
  • Understanding the requirements for testing before circuits are energised.
  • Understanding the requirements for testing energised installations.
  • Understanding the requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates and associated documentation.
  • Confirm the safety of the system and equipment prior to completion of inspection, testing and commissioning.
  • Carrying out the inspection of electrical installations prior to them being placed into service.
  • Testing electrical installations prior to them being placed into service.
  • Commissioning electrotechnical systems and equipment.

Study Methods

The course will comprise of theory and practical sessions.

Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is compulsory in the workshop and may be purchased from Amazon, B&Q or locally at All Weather Corner, Hayes tel: 0208 573 0300.

Please note the overalls should be navy colour and are described as workshop or warehouse coats at many outlets. Safety boots are also required

Candidates will also require the following books:

IET WIRING REGULATIONS 17th edition (BS7671:2008 incorporating amendment no. 3:2015 (ISBN:978-1-84919-769-4 £80 approx) to be published January 2015. This book must be unmarked.

IET On-Site guide (BS7671:2008: Incorporating Amendment No. 3:2015 (ISBN:978-1-84919-887-5 £24 approx) to be published January 2015.

IET Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 7th Edition, 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-84919-873-8)

How is the course assessed

Unit 301 - Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (1 hour 20 mins On-line Multiple Choice Exam). This will be one evening following the end of the course (within 2 weeks).

Unit 302 - Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (2 hour) On-line Written Exam). This will be one evening following the end of the course (within 2 weeks).

Unit 303 - Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (2 hr Practical Assessment). This will be on a Saturday following the end of the course (within 4 weeks).

Where next - Further Studies

Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395)

Where next - Job Opportunities

Various jobs in the electrical sector.

More Information

  • For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 30 June 2016

How to Apply

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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 03 April 2017

Starts: 03/04/2017

Duration: 1 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Total College Fee: £695.00

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