City & Guilds 2395 Level 3

Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations
As of early 2018 this qualification has been removed by City & Guilds and is no longer available.

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City & Guilds 2395 Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (or EAL equivalent)

This course has been developed by NICEIC in partnership with Virtual College.

It combines online theory with practical training and assessment, leading to the full EAL Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations or City & Guilds 2395 qualification (dependent on the accrediting body of the test centre you select).

This course reduces the amount of time spent in the classroom from four days to just two and includes:

  • Online course material, revision tests and knowledge checks (approximately 12 hours worth of material) – easily accessible and flexible allowing you to study at a time, place and pace to suit you.
  • 2 days at a centre for practical training and formal assessment in either Luton or Chesterfield

As soon as you have completed the online training material, you can contact the NICEIC to arrange your in-centre practical training and assessment. Please call 0870 013 0389 or email for details.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is aimed at experienced personnel working in the electrical industry who are looking to gain an understanding of the new Electrical Installation Condition Reports. The qualification is not intended for non-qualified electricians and/or those who do not have experience in inspecting, testing and certifying electrical installations.

Candidates without this experience should consider gaining the Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations and / or obtain further industry experience.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course you will:

  • Recognise all relevant statutory and non-statutory regulations and guidance
  • Understand the importance of periodic inspection and testing
  • Understand the importance of condition reporting
  • Be ready to undertake workshop training (and when successfully completed)
  • Apply to be formally assessed

This qualification will enable you to inspect and test a range of installations in both domestic and commercial settings. It will also allow you to inspect and test existing installations carried out by other domestic installers or electricians.

Lesson Plan:

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Introduction
  • Legal and safety requirements
  • Periodic inspection and testing
  • Schedule of inspections (for a new installation, addition or alteration)
  • Testing and electrical installation condition report
  • Periodic dead testing
  • Periodic live testing
  • Verification of voltage drop
  • Periodic inspection and testing and reporting
  • Certification
  • Learning outcomes

In addition to the online learning you will spend two days at an assessment centre, at either Luton or Chesterfield, to complete your practical training and sit an online, multiple choice exam.

You will also need to sit a theory-based written exam and complete a practical assessment on a designated date set by either EAL or City & Guilds. The cost of this is included in the course price.


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Upon successful completion of this course and assessment you will gain the EAL Level 3 Award


This unit will be assessed by a multiple choice online test covering the underpinning knowledge relating to the content and application of BS 7671. This must be taken at an accredited test centre in either Luton or Chesterfield. The cost of this test is included in the course fee.

To confirm the location of your nearest test centre and to book your exam upon completion of the online 17th Edition training material, please call the NICEIC on 0870 013 0389.


Approximately 10 hours. It is estimated that this module will take approximately 20 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout. You have six months to complete the training and associated test.

How It Works

This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively, if you have a specific question or concern please contact us directly?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors, nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges / quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course.


The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

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