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City & Guilds 2391 – Inspection and Test

Mid-2017, City & Guilds released BIG changes to what were known as the 2394 and 2395 Inspection & Testing qualifications, replacing them with a new 2391-52 Inspection and Test in which students study both Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection.

Another huge change this brings is that the examinations are now all open-book. This has brought a mix of both delight and worry from electricians out there – on one hand, the notoriously difficult course will now be easier to pass; great! But on the other, some electricians worry that we’ll be losing out on truly knowledgeable electrical inspectors. Fortunately, at Erudite we strive to teach a true understanding of the workings of a subject, and will be continuing to teach our 2391 in the same way we taught our 2394 & 2395, so you can be safe in the knowledge that not only will you find it easy to pass with us, but you’ll still have gained an immense amount of comprehension, confidence, and competence.


2391-52 Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing

Often considered the next level of progression from the 2392 Fundamental Inspection and Test, the C&G 2391-52 Inspection & Testing course will cover both Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection & Test disciplines. This course combines both the 2391-50 (2394) and 2391-51 (2395) teaching you all aspects of Inspection and Testing as detailed below.

Initial Verification: Aimed at those working in the electrical contracting industry or allied trades, this course teaches the principles and practices of initial verification of electrical installations.

Period Inspection: For those that wish to be able to undertake Periodic Electrical Inspection and Testing on existing installations, students will go through the tests required to complete the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) using relevant 18th Edition Regulations. Fault finding techniques will be taught through analysis of test results, leading to a practical exam in which candidates are required to find faults set by the examiner.

The assessments are as follows;


  • Assessment type: Multiple-choice exam
  • Assessment conditions: Open book exam/Invigilated exam conditions
  • Grading: Pass/Fail Test: 2391-052 Duration: 120 minutes
  • Practical Assessment (Initial Verification AND Periodic Inspection)

 Books needed for the course are:

  • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing ISBN-13: 978-1785614521 to BS7671:2018
  • On-Site Guide BS7671:2018 Wiring Regulations: ISBN-13: 978-1785614422
  • IET Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 ISBN-13: 978-1785611704


Please bring your own VDE/1000V rated Insulated Screwdriver Set containing, as a minimum, a Philips 2, a 4mm slotted, and a terminal driver. You must also wear your own safety boots for practical lessons.

Any resources eg. reference books or equipment needed to complete the course must be brought with you on day 1 of your course.  We are unable to provide spare books or equipment.

5 DAYS  –  £820 +VAT (£984) inc fees.


Following feedback from some of our students, we have decided to offer an optional practical-practice day at the end of our course. This day will usually take place on the day following the final course date, and costs £78 incl VAT.


Next available course dates


  • Week 1Monday 25th Oct – Friday 29th October 2021

Online Exam – 29th October 2021 (1300 – 1500)

Week 2 – Extra Practice Assessment Day (where chosen and paid for) – Monday 1st November 2021

Assessment Day – Tues 2nd Nov, Weds 3rd Nov or Thurs 4th November 2021


  • Week 1Monday 22nd Nov – Friday 26th November 2021

Online Exam – 26th November 2021 (1300 – 1500)

Week 2 – Extra Practice Assessment Day (where chosen and paid for) – Monday 29th November 2021

Assessment Day – Tues 30th Nov, Weds 1st Dec or Thurs 2nd December 2021


  • Week 1Monday 6th Dec – Friday 10th December 2021

Online Exam – 10th December 2021 (1300 – 1500)

Week 2 – Extra Practice Assessment Day (where chosen and paid for) – Monday 13th December 2021

Assessment Day – Tues 14th Dec, Weds 15th Dec or Thurs 16th December 2021


Secure your place today with a deposit of £200.


Book online here.

Please contact us with regard to pricing if you wish to place multiple candidates and/or have onsite training.


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