Initial Verification Periodic Inspection Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations level 3 (Evening) – C0497

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at practising electricians who have good knowledge of electrical circuits. This is an industry standard qualification. The course will cover inspection and testing aspects of the current IET wiring regulations, covering both theory and practical inspection and testing and completion of certification.

This is a full cost course. There is no fee remission available and you cannot apply for an advanced learner loan to pay for your fees.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

You will learn about: safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations; requirements for initial verification of electrical installations, and requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations prior to their being placed into service; safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations; requirements for testing before circuits are energized, and for testing energized installations; completing electrical installation certificates and associated documentation; safety of systems and equipment prior to completion of inspection, testing and commissioning; inspection of electrical installations prior to them being placed into service; commissioning electrotechnical systems and equipment.

You will also learn about: health and safety; relevant documentation; factors that affect conductor resistance values; common earth fault loop paths; and methods for verifying.

Entry Requirements

Must be 19 or over to undertake this qualification. A current 18th edition BS7671 is also required.

How you will be assessed

One practical assessment and one on line assessment.

Qualification Gained

Initial Verification and Periodic inspection and Certification Level 3

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Total Fees: £975.00

Additional Costs

A current copy of the BS 7671 regulation is required, along with Guidance note 3


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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Course and Career progression

The course will help you progress in your career as an electrician or electrical inspector. This is a standard recognised by the industry. Progression on to the level 4 award in the Design and Verification of electrical Installations. Experienced electricians will complete the testing and inspection course and then consider progression to the 2396 developing design skills to open up further work opportunities as a design engineer and site QA.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.

For enrol and pay courses: Once you have decided to take the course, you need to fill in a short learner details form online and pay the course fee. Once you have done this, you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and payment.

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