This course is aimed at practicing electricians who wish to gain qualifications in periodic inspection and testing, as well as initial verification of new systems. This course has been re-introduced to standardise all industry qualifications for inspection and testing. It now replaces the stand alone courses.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for qualified electricians/supervisors who have experience in inspection and testing and certifying electrical installations. Candidates should have passed the BS 7671: IET Wiring Requirements and have a working knowledge of the current IET Guidance note 3. If you have limited experience, or if you have been trained but you feel your skills or knowledge is a bit dated, you may wish to consider taking the 1 day Inspection & Testing Practical Workshop first.
What will I learn?
This EAL Level 3 Inspection & Testing course will cover the specific methods of inspecting and testing all types of installations, whether single or three-phase, to the current requirements of BS 7671. It covers the inspection and testing techniques as given in IET Guidance Note 3 and considers how to professionally complete Certification and Reports.
Key areas covered include:
- Safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations
- Requirements for initial verification of 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 energized
- Requirements for testing energized installations
- Requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates 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
- Commissioning electrotechnical systems and equipment
- Throughout the above you will also cover:
- Health and Safety requirements
- Relevant documentation
- Factors that affect conductor resistance values
- Common earth fault loop paths
- Methods for verifying protection
- Requirements for determining fault current
- Procedures for dealing with clients
Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 8th Edition ISBN 978-1785614521
IET On-Site Guide (BS7671:2018, 7th Edition) ISBN 978-1785614422
BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (blue) ISBN 978-1785611704
The course is 6 days taken over a 4/5 week period. The course will generally be structured as follows:
Week 1: 2 days of theory and practical training
Week 2: 2 days of theory, practical training and completion of the written assignment
Week 3: Online exam
Week 4/5: Practical Assignment date will be confirmed during week 1 and takes ½ day
Exams and Assessments
• 2 hour online open book exam
• Short assignment completed whilst on the course
• 2.5 hour practical assessment usually completed on week 4/5
Any subsequent resits will incur a fee of £65 for the online exam and £90 for the practical assessment.
Awarding bodies state that
“any books taken into exams cannot contain the following:
• Sample exam questions, answers or diagrams
• Any writing in the regulations or accompanying written notes
• Notes, diagrams or any content that may in anyway advantage the candidate in answering questions within the exam.
It is the responsibility of the centre (ETT) to ensure the material in the candidate’s resources cannot unfairly advantage candidates in any way. If there is any doubt over the suitability of content the
publication should not be used and replaced with a ‘clean’ publication.” To remove any uncertainty or additional stress to candidates during exams by having to check each page of their book and possibly confiscate their books.
Terms and Conditions
We understand that it may be necessary for you to cancel your course booking. If you do cancel, we will refund your payment in accordance with the policy as set out below.