City & Guilds 2396 Test

City & Guilds 2396 course – Combined Electrical Course

For those looking to carry out inspection and testing on Domestic, commercial & Industrial electrical installations.

Referred to as the level 3 2391 course

Level 3 Award in Inspection & Testing

This 2391 course is regarded as the industry standard for professional inspection & testing work. This has more recently been seen with it being the standard for those carrying out landlord inspections which became a legal requirement in 2020.

This qualification is not only recognised by all leading electrical bodies including the JIB it will also give you the knowledge to carry out detailed testing and to give professional advice of electrical installations.

2391 Course Description

The new  City & Guilds 2391-52  course is the new Inspection & Testing Combined Course that replaces and is improved on the former 2394/2395 that was previously available to electricians but has since been withdrawn. This testing course now has an open book assessment, meaning you can now check tables during the assessment, as you would in a real-life scenario. Learn inspection and testing techniques enabling you to carry out certification of electrical installations. Both initial verification inspection testing and periodic inspection of electrical installations.

  • This City & Guilds 2391-52 course runs over five consecutive days, the first three days covering fundamental theory.
  • The fourth day covers Initial Verification practical and revision.
  • The fifth day of the City & Guilds 2391-52 course covers Periodic Inspection practical and revision with an open book 2 hours Multiple choice exam.

This is a 5 day City & Guilds 2391-52 course for students possessing knowledge of the wiring regulations and with minimal knowledge of inspection and testing of electrical installations. We strongly recommend City and Guilds 2382 is achieved prior to sitting this course, though this is NOT an entry requirement.

To claim the full City & Guilds 2391-52 qualification, students must successfully complete the following:

  • Each student will sit a 2 hours online multiple-choice open book exam (sat during the course.)
  • Students must reattend at a later date and complete a 4 hour long practical assessment.

Practical Assessment – 2391-52

  • Task A – Visual Inspection – 30mins
  • Task B – Periodic Inspection and Test – 2hrs and 30mins
  • Task C – Short Answer Questions – 1hr and 20mins

Once the above is completed, an award in initial verification and periodic inspection will be achieved and qualification will be provided. Electricians will then be fully competent and qualified to carry out Inspection and Testing on electrical installations – a 2391 award is also required to join Part P schemes and gain a JIB gold card, making this course a high priority in your electrical training.

To further support this course, we offer a 1-day practical workshop (at the cost of £120.00 Net VAT) available to candidates who have completed the 2391 course and require further ‘hands-on’ practical experience prior to their practical exam. Most students who take this option elect to complete this the day before their practical assessment.

After delivering electrical training for over 20 years we are proud to be able a truly practical course that will give you both experience and knowledge of a number of different scenarios making sure you are fully equipped.

The City & Guilds 2391-52 course costs include examination entry fees.

Course Overview

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2391-52 Training Course


Essential Book supplied *throughout* course!

17th edition course

First exam fee included!

The Tutors:

Our Tutors are qualified, highly experienced, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and  extremely friendly, you can take full advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and practical advice they offer. They have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the  inspection of electrical installations.

This 2391 course is intensive, but no compromise is made on the course content.  The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment.

Course Reviews

Andy was brilliant I have full confidence in passing
Darwin S 19/04/2024
Excellent. My second time training here at Technique. Great tutor, very experienced and knowledgeable but most importantly able to get the information across simply - delivered at a good pace, great support. I’ll be back for my next one soon.
David H 12/04/2024
Thoroughly enjoyable week. Started off lacking confidence but ended week with an excellent result and a real mental boost
James M 17/02/2024
Simon was brilliant top bloke! Cheers
Kevin G 16/02/2024


£845.00 + VAT

Course Duration:

5 Days
Please note – Students must reattend at a later date and complete a 4 hour long practical assessment


It is essential you have a good understanding of BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations. The course is intended for installers who have a clear understanding of electrical principles and practices of electrical installations. Essentially you will have worked in the electrical industry and it would be helpful if you had an understanding of 3 phase systems. Practising electricians will find this course ideal. Recommendation that students study a copy of IET guidance note 3 and IET exam preparation, electrical installations (2391) in advance of starting their course.

Book List

IET Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 IET, also know as 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

IET On-site Guide BS BS 7671:2018

IET Guidance Note 3
Please note; all the above publications are available and will be loaned for the duration of the course.

Multifunction test meters are available for the duration of the course, you are of course welcome to bring your own but it must have a current in date calibration certificate

On site Available

Group Rate: (up to 8 people): From £895.00 + VAT Per Day* plus £125.00 + VAT Exam Entry Fee per Student

*(over 8 people, please call on 0800 112 3310 to discuss Group Rate)

This course replaces City & Guilds 2394/2395 combined – Level 3.


Qualification gained 2391-52 level 3 award

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    Please contact the office on 0800 112 3310 for available dates

  • 07
    May 2024
    4 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    May 2024
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Jun 2024
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Jun 2024
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Sep 2024
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