Should I consider Inspection & Testing courses?


Inspection and Testing is an essential skill for most electricians! If you have not carried out Inspection and Testing since qualifying you may want to gain some knowledge and refresh your understanding. Having a solid understanding of this topic is crucial when looking to be a successful electrician out in the industry. We run Level 2 or 2392 as well as Level 3 2391 courses. Taught by our expert instructors we have no doubt you will be able to gain a detailed grasp on the process and how to correctly, safely and efficiently carry out inspection and testing on new and existing installations.


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Able Skills Inspection and Testing Courses at Able Skills.


What is Inspection and Testing?


Inspection and Testing is the process of, first, inspection and then testing whether or not an electrical installation is working as it should be. Within BS 7671, Regulation 610.1 states that "every installation shall, during erection and on completion before being put into service be inspected and tested to verify, so far as reasonably practicable, that the requirements of the regulations have been met." This process a very essential skill and qualification to have for anyone undertaking electrical installations.


Level 2 Award in Inspection and Testing:


This Level 2 Award in Inspection and Testing aims to give you a good understanding of the subject. The instructor will go through everything that you will be expected to know about Inspection and Testing on both new and existing installations through mostly clasroom-based theory learning though things like handouts and powerpoints, however, they are happy to answer questions over the 6-days at any time, they have an expert level of knowledge on this topic and the trade of electrics overall.


To complete the course candidates must successfully complete one online multiple-choice examination, comprising of 60 questions - the examination has a maximum duration of 120 minutes. During the online exams which will be taken in our dedicated exam room here at Able Skills you will have some materials with you including; BS 7671 (The 18th Edition book), IET On-site Guide and the IET Guidance Note 3. Upon completion, you will not only know how to correctly inspect and test installations, but you will also have a qualification to prove your ability!


Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing:


This Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing is mostly theory-based and will be taught within a classroom just like the Level 2. During which our talented electrical instructor will cover a huge range of aspects surrounding this skill including things like; safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations, requirements for initial verification of electrical installations and the requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations prior to their being placed into service. This is seen as a more advanced level of qualification within the industry so you will need to make sure that to take on this qualification you have a solid understanding of electrics as a whole. Or if you hold a Level 2 and want to further your ability then consider this course!


Need more information?


Looking for more information? If you would like to learn more about any of our City & Guilds Electrician courses you can give us a call on 0808 100 3245. If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person then you are welcome to pay us a visit here in Dartford, Kent. Our office is open 7-days a week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30. We will provide guidance, answer questions and even show you around our centre so that you can see for yourself the excellent support, facilities and equipment that we offer our students.


Obviously, at this moment in time and with our suspension of training following March 30th due to the current world-wide pandemic we hope to see you enrol onto our Electrician courses such as 2391 courses once we are back in action, we will put out more information as the weeks go by, thanks for your cooperation.


You may be interested in booking our accommodation for the duration of your electrician courses, we have accommodation available exclusively to our students for the price of £20 per night! - If you are looking to book accommodation for the duration of your course, make sure to contact us with plenty of time before your course is due to start as spaces are limited!


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