Combined C&G 2394-01 & 2395-01 Initial & Periodic Inspection & Testing

What's included?

Duration: Up to 5 days
Cost: £1050 + VAT

Introduction to the course

If you are experienced in initial verification of electrical installations, regularly report on different types of existing installations or need refresher training covering both single and three phase supplies, then this could be the course for you.

If you wish to expand the range of work you are able to carry out to include Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection as well as Testing & Certification, this combined course is a great way of saving both time and money.

Entry Requirements

On booking the course you should undertake the following reading in advance of attendance, and bring along:

  • IET Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2008 amd 3 (2015)
  • IET Guidance Note 3
  • IET Onsite Guide BS7671:2008 (2015)
  • GS38 (free to download)
  • Your own test equipment and in date calibration certificate (we can provide test equipment if required)

All candidates should have basic knowledge of electrical science and experience of new electrical installations and testing (limited time is allocated during the course for practical testing so candidates should already possess these skills which are required for the practical assessment).  Candidates should also possess the C&G 2382 – Requirements for Electrical Installations qualification, and have good working knowledge of technical terminology, GN3 and GS38.

The qualification is at level 3, and is only suitable for electricians that are experienced in the inspection and testing process. The course itself is theory only, dealing with enhancing your knowledge on the subject and exam practice, it is not practically based. No basic testing techniques will be shown. Candidates are expected to possess these skills.

The reference material that you should study before the course is:

  • BS 7671: 2008 (2011).
  • Guidance Note 3 Inspection and testing (main document for C&G questions).
  • Health and safety executive document GS38 (Electrical test equipment for electricians).

Course Content

The course will equip you with a nationally recognised C&G qualification, delivered over five days via the following modules:

  • Safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations
  • Requirements for all 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 energised
  • Requirements for testing energised installations
  • Requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates, electrical installation condition reports 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, and existing installations
  • Commissioning & maintaining of systems and equipment
  • Procedures
  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Relevant documentation
  • Requirements for the inspection
  • Factors that affect conductor resistance values
  • Common earth fault loop paths
  • Methods for verifying protection
  • Requirements for determining fault current

Course Structure:

  • Unit 301: Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (Online Exam, taken at the end of the course)
  • Unit 302: Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (2 X Written Exam, taken at two different preset dates, set by C&G)
  • Unit 303: Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations (2 X Practical Assignment, taken at the end of the course)
  • Upon successful completion of all course units, you will be awarded full 2394-01 & 2395-01 certificates.

How is the course assessed

Upon successful completion of all course units, you will be awarded a full 2394 – 01 and 2395-01 certificates.

The assessment for this course is divided into five units, two practical, two theory and one online multiple choice. Only after successfully achieving all units will a certificate be awarded by C&G.

  • The practical assessments take place after the course at one of our NAPIT Training Centres , they consist of an inspection and test on C&G approved model rigs, with the completion of the required documentation.
  • The 80 minute on-line theory exam is taken after completion of the course and consists of 40 multiple choice questions
  • The written theory exams are externally set by C&G; they are only scheduled at certain dates during the year and will require you to attend NAPIT again.
  • The written examinations are 90 minutes and split into two parts

Part A, short question and short answer responses.
Part B, longer questions based on a scenario and requiring diagrams and more descriptive responses.

  • It should be noted that all examinations are closed book, NO reference material is allowed and therefore you must know your subject.

Remember revision is the key to success; no one passes the 2394 & 2395 without this revision.

What Next

Candidates can progress to the Level 4 Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (C&G 2396); an additional qualification and skill set which will allow you to expand the range of work you are competent to undertake.