Level 3 Inspection & Testing!


Level 3 Award in Inspection & Testing is one of our electrical courses aimed at practicing electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying or who require some update of training. The ability to carry out Inspection & Testing correctly is a tool that should be in most if not all electrician's toolboxes. Our level 3 course is 6-days in total and is completely theory-based; the courses aims to completely prepare you for the online and written exams that are necessary to complete this qualification. The exams will be taken here at our training centre in our designated exam room. The instructor will go through everything that you will be expected to know about Inspection and Testing on both new and existing installations...Today we will be looking at what aspects are covered in this intensive course.


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Inspection & Testing instructor Clive demonstrating to students.


Our Inspection & Testing courses are taught by expert instructors, who have years of experience from their time working out in the industry as electricians. They have also been teaching the topic for a long time and know how to get the information across effectively and in a manner that suits all skill levels. Whilst studying here it is important to engage with our instructors, the course is only 6-days so if there is anything you are unsure about, just ask! It's much easier to concentrate and ask for help than it is to repeat this course and the exams if you were to fail. We have a great pass rate for most of our electrical courses and this is down to the efforts of our instructors who not only have the knowledge but very much enjoy teaching and helping aspiring and experienced electricians to move forward in their careers.


Whats covered?


The course will aim to cover a range of different topics surrounding the process of Inspection & Testing; you will receive hand-outs and other materials during the course, learning packs assisted by presentations in a classroom.  They will use examples of the kinds of questions that you should expect to come across and will work through the answers to each until the information becomes second nature to you. Here is a list of the topics that we will be going over during this training program: 


  • 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 energised
  • Requirements for testing energised installations
  • Requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates and associated documentation
  • Safety of systems and equipment prior to completion of inspection and testing & commissioning
  • Inspection of electrical installations prior to them being placed into service
  • Commissioning electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Requirements for inspecting, testing and recording the condition of electrical installations
  • Requirements for completing the periodic inspection of electrical installations
  • The differences between periodic inspections and initial verifications
  • Requirements for the safe testing of electrical installations which have been placed in service
  • 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


Addition Information:


So...The course is 6-days in total, however, you will only be learning in a classroom setting for 5-days, complete online exams in the afternoon of the 5th and then you will be required to return for one day to undertake the practical task and the written assignment. Effectively this course can be completed in 6 days however, if you feel that you need  to undertake some refresher training ahead of the practical task, you may wish to consider our 1 day practical Inspection & Testing course first.


Need to know more?


Looking to gain more insight into our range of electrical courses? Simply give us a call on 0808 100 3245 - We are happy to help in any way that we can. If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person about our electrical courses or other training, then pay us a visit to our office here in Dartford between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30 we will assist you in picking the right course, resolve issues, answer questions and generally get you on the path toward your career goals.


If you live a considerable distance from our training centre, but you are interested in our electrical courses then please be aware that we have accommodation available exclusively to our students for just £20 per night! - Spaces are limited so contact us ahead of your course's start date for availability. 


Find us at:

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS


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