Staff with years of industry experience deliver our Inspection and Testing Award. Through a mixture of home-study and centre-led training and assessment, students will learn everything they need to know to gain their qualifications.
As many people looking into this qualification will be already in full-time work with limited spare time, we have split the training into two parts.
Our Inspection and Testing award is aimed at existing electricians who wish to gain a recognisable qualification for the inspection and testing aspect of electrical work.
This award demonstrates competency in the ability to inspect, test, report and certify both new (initial) and existing (periodic) electrical installations.
We provide our students with the support they need and the best platform possible from which to gain their inspection and testing award. At Options Skills, we also offer several electrical training courses, including: NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training and Accelerated Electrical Training.
This award is sometimes referred to as ‘2391’, which is the name given to the City & Guild’s equivalent of this qualification. Both awards are recognised in the electrical industry and are assessed in the same way.
Candidates undertaking the course must hold the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations as a minimum. In addition, it would be beneficial for the applicant to have at least 2-years’ experience and hold a Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ Diploma. Some practical and theoretical knowledge of inspection & testing would also be advantageous.
The EAL Level 3 Award in Electrical Installation Inspection, Testing, Certification and Reporting usually form part of a suite of qualifications that an electrician will hold. E.g., an electrician with the ECS Gold Card as an Installation Electrician can use the inspection and testing qualification to gain JIB Approved Electrician status. Approved electricians are often viewed as being at a supervisor level with larger electrical contractors. It also helps the holder of the qualification demonstrate and prove competence in this field.
Indeed, you do not need to hold a specific Inspection and Testing Award to inspect, test, report, and certify new and existing electrical installations. However, guidelines state that the person that completes the report must be deemed to be ‘competent. Competence is usually determined by qualification and experience.
The programme incorporates Inspection and Testing on single phase and three phase electrical installations. The qualification, aimed at electricians with experience, is designed to test understanding of Electrical Inspection and Testing.
Qualifications: EAL Level 3 Award in Electrical Installation Inspection, Testing, Certification and Reporting (603/2625/6)
Accredited by: EAL
|Centre-Led Training and Assessments|
|Day 1 & 2||Inspection & Testing theory training delivered by one of our electrical team. This will cover the following modules;
Background to Inspection & Testing
Module 1 – Health and Safety
Module 2 – Theory & Calculations
Module 3 – Initial Verification
Module 4 – Dead Tests
Module 5 – Live Test
Module 6 – Periodic Inspection and Testing
Inspection & Testing Practical training. One of the electrical tutor team will demonstrate the order and procedures of testing. The candidates will then have the opportunity to practice themselves on our single and 3 phase test rigs.
In the afternoon, candidates will undertake their first practical assessment to identify electrical defects on a test rig. The time allowed for this assessment is 1 hour.
Candidates will undertake an online mock exam during the morning session.
There will be an opportunity for some intensive revision before the real online exam is taken in the afternoon. The online examinations have 60 questions, and candidates have 120 minutes to complete the test.
|Day 5||Candidates will undertake their second practical assessment. This is a full test of a 3 phase and single-phase test rig with some faults introduced on various circuits. The time allowed for this assessment is 2.5 hours. Candidates will have allocated times during the day to come in for this assessment.|
Please note: This course syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager and the individual course tutors. Class sizes could also affect timings.
Up to 31st December 2020 Regulated qualifications and UKAS Accredited certificates of competence issued in the UK were widely recognised by other EU member states. However since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, individual member states that previously recognised a UK qualification may now no longer do so. Learners undertaking qualifications on the basis that it is recognised by an EU member state should in the first instance make enquiries with the relevant bodies in that Country to confirm its recognition status.
If you fail any of your exams, we do offer students the opportunity to resit them. Options Skills will provide students with extra training or support if necessary, free of charge to help prepare you for your re-examination.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide those who fail their exams with a refund. We do, however, offer the chance for students to retake their exams and we can provide extra training and support necessary.
Am I Guaranteed To Pass The Exam? Options Skills are in no way able to guarantee any student will pass the exam. However, we do provide our students with expert training and that, combined with their hard work and dedication will give you the best opportunity to pass the exam.
While we will provide students with excellent training – both practical and theoretical – we will not teach you how to pass the exam. Passing any exams or assignments is dependent on your level of knowledge, dedication and hard work.
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