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This qualification has now been replaced by the City and Guilds 2391-51  Periodic Inspection.  Any candidates not already registered on this course will no longer be accepted by City and Guilds for registration.  Candidates that may require a re-sit of the exams have 2 final chances to pass, the first being in October and the Last opportunity to gain this qualification is December 2017.

2395 Periodic Inspection and Test


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This course is ideal if you wish to carry out periodic inspections on domestic, commercial and/or industrial installations.  If you want to issues "Landlords Certificates" or carry out inspections for insurance companies this is the qualification you need.

You will need to be aged 18 years or older and have a good knowledge of electrical installations and in particular Inspection and testing procedures. It is recommended that you hold the 17th Edition wiring regulations qualification along with either:

Part P Full Scope/ Domestic Installers Course or 

City and Guilds 2392 Inspection and Testing course or

City and Guilds 2391-50 Inspection and Test  Initial Verification.​


The City and Guilds 2391-51 Course is a Four day course, but do check out the package deals section of this website before you decide to book this as a stand alone course or as part of a package.  Our electrical training package deals will save you time and money.

West Midlands Developments Electrical Training Centre has one of the best Pass Rates in the country for the City and Guilds 2395  qualification.

The 2391-51 is the latest most up to date inspection and testing course from City & Guilds.

Due to the unique way in which our course is presented, which includes pre-course study notes, inspection and testing sample questions and some of the most experienced electrical trainers in the country it is expected that you will enjoy the same unprecedented success that our 2395 candidates have achieved.

The 2391-51 qualification is the standard set by the industry for its qualifying supervisors.  This qualification not only allows you to inspect, test and certify your own work but also that of those under your supervision.  It is also the qualification required for the carrying out of Electrical Installation Condition Reports (Periodic Inspections), as required by landlords certificates etc.

The areas covered by the course include:

  • Safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations

  • Requirements for Inspecting and Testing of existing electrical installations

  • The completion of the Electrical Installation Condition Report and Supporting Documentation

  • Requirements for completing the periodic inspection of electrical installations

  • The differences between periodic inspection and initial verification

  • Requirements for the safe testing of electrical installations which have been placed in service

  • Requirements for testing before circuits are energised

  • Requirements for testing energised installations

  • Understand and interpret test results

  • Requirements for the completion of electrical installation condition reports and associated documentation

  • How to confirm safety of system and equipment prior to completion of inspection, testing and commissioning

  • How to carry out inspection of electrical installations prior to them being placed into service

  • How to test electrical installations prior to them being placed into service

  • How to produce a condition report with recording observations and classifications

  • Throughout the above you will also cover:

  • Health and Safety requirements

  • Relevant documentation

  • Requirements for the inspection

  • Reasons for inspection and testing

  • Factors that affect conductor resistance

  • Completing insulation resistance testing

  • Common earth fault loop paths

  • Methods for verifying protection

  • Methods for testing the operation of residual current devices

  • Information in condition report


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