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Level 4 Award in the Design & Verification of Electrical Installations City & Guilds 2396-01

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City & Guilds 2396-01 Formally 2391-20 & 2400

Who is this course for?



It is intended for personnel in electrical contracting companies who have responsibility for the quality of the design, specification, installation and testing process. It addresses, in particular, the implications of the Wiring Regulations for Electrical Installations.

Course description

The course is taught on a Thursday (09.00 - 16.30) spread over six weeks of attendance with the formal 3 hour 2396-402 external examination on the Thursday evening of the final week (18.30 - 21.30). We have found this mode of attendance provides the ability to embed the underpinning knowledge and learning outcomes for both the written and project assessments. The course is supported outside of the scheduled 42 hours of teaching delivery with 1:1 tutorials to aid satisfactory guidance and assessment of the 'off site' project assignment.

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To achieve the Level 4 Award in the Design & Verification of Electrical Installations, learners must achieve 10 credits from the mandatory units.

Project Assignment (2396-401)

Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations (Assignment) 40 hours offsite.

Written Paper (2396-402)

Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations (written examination, externally set and marked 3 hours).

Materials Required

All candidates will be provided with an extensive training materials during the course delivery. The course is designed to verify that candidates are fully familiar with the content and application of BS7671:(2015) with specific reference to Inspection, Selection of Equipment and Design. All candidates are advised to bring along a copy of the IET 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2015) and the On Site Guide (although loan copies are available in class).

Suggested further reading:-

IET Electrical Installation Design Guide - Calculations for Electricians & Designers 3rd Edition

IET Designer's Guide to Energy Efficient Electrical Installations

Entry Requirements

Candidate entry requirements City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for this qualification. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully. Before undertaking this qualification candidates should seriously consider undertaking the Level 3 Award in Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (2394) and/or Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395) as well as obtaining industry experience. It is also strongly recommended that candidates have achieved either the City & Guilds Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671) (2382-15 Amendment NO.3) or similar qualifications where candidates have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the 17th edition in order to ensure they have every opportunity of achieving this qualification.


Level 4 HIgher Professional Diploma in Building Services Engineering (4467-04) and or HNC/D etc

Course Location

Unit 18 Avondale Business Centre

Teaching Staff

James Morris, Alan Wilson & Les Holmes