City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing


This qualification aims at enhancing the specialist knowledge and skills you need, including appropriate legislative, inspection and testing requirements needed in the completion and issuing of certificates or reports ensuring understanding of the results and measurements. Candidates should have up to date knowledge in the current version of BS7671- The Requirements for Electrical Installations from the IET. Ideally, this course is intended for experienced electricians who have never gained formal qualifications in inspection and testing or who may wish to update and reaffirm their skills though this is not an entry requirement.

This qualification is intended for practicing electricians, working within this field, who want to expand their skills and knowledge of Initial Verification and/or Periodic Inspection and continue their professional development.

About this course

What you will Learn

The qualification prepares candidates for the initial verification and periodic inspection of electrical installation work.  The qualification has been developed by City & Guilds and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

On successful completion of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Understand requirements for inspection and testing
  • Understand safety management procedures when undertaking inspection and testing
  • Understand the requirements for the inspection of electrical installations
  • Understand the requirements for testing electrical installations
  • Perform inspection and testing of electrical installations


Candidates will be expected to complete and pass written papers at a given date 2 to 3 weeks after the course along with an online examination and a comprehensive practical assessment after the completion of the course to gain this qualification.

The online exam will be offered in the evening at 6pm, available on different dates and the practical assessment will be completed on a one to one session arranged with the tutor out-with the course.

Entry Requirements

What you need to qualify for entry...

Candidates would be expected to have at least a basic knowledge of electrical science and work within the electrical contracting industry with experience inspecting and testing.

Candidates are required to have an 18th Edition qualification and a current version of the book.


Successful candidates could progress onto the City & Guilds 2396 Design, Erection & Verification of Electrical Installations.

Duration, Time and Location

  • 7 Days – split 3.5 days and 3.5 days over 2 weeks
  • Monday to Wednesday - 8:30am – 4:15pm & Thursday - 8:30am – 12:15pm
  • Springburn Campus


Assessment takes place on course  –  No
Online Exam  –  Yes
Written Exam  –  Yes
Practical Assessment  –  Yes


Price: £1200 (No VAT)

26th August – 5th September 2024

25th November – 5th December 2024

3rd February – 13th February 2025

12th May – 22nd May 2025

Online Exam

Exams run at 6 pm and you will be provided with a list of dates on your course.

Exams run subject to demand.

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