SCQF Level 5
Built Environment

Course Overview
To book a place please contact Sarah Cuthbert 01312979000

This course has been introduced to streamline and simplify the qualifications required to carry out advanced inspection and testing. Until July 2017 most people would take a combined 2394/2395 course which required one online exam, two practical assessments and two written exams. This new qualification only requires one online multiple-choice exam, one written assignment and one practical assessment. 
This qualification is aimed at practising electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying and are looking to advance their industry qualifications or electricians who require to update their existing qualifications. The qualification prepares candidates for the initial verification and periodic inspection and testing of electrical installation work. This course is taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus. 
What You Will Learn
  • 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 the Inspection, Testing and Commissioning  
  • Inspection of Electrical Installations Prior to Them Being Placed into Service  
  • Inspection and Testing of Existing Electrical Installations 
  • Identifying Non-Compliant Faults in Existing Installations 
  • Health and Safety Requirements  
  • Relevant Documentation  
  • Factors That Affect Conductor Resistance Values  
  • Common Earth Fault Loop Paths  
  • Methods for Verifying Protection  
  • Requirements for Determining Fault Current  
  • Procedures for Dealing with Clients 
Entry Requirements
  • Candidates must have completed the 18th Edition Electrical Installation course to give you the basic understanding required 
  • Must be employed in the industry 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • E-volve online exam - two hours 
  • Practical exam - four hours 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • On completion you can study other electrical courses to widen your industry knowledge in other areas 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
This course will enable you to continue to work and progress within the electrical trade 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • This qualification is delivered over 5 consecutive days. The 5 days will include your written and e-volve examination. You will need to attend a further day for practical. 
Course Cost And Funding Options
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