Weekday or Weekend Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations 2394-01

City & Guilds 2394-01 Initial Inspection, Testing and Verification  Course  at The Builder Training Centre is a qualification that covers the theory elements. Ideally suited for anyone who has fundamental experience of initial inspection of electrical installations, or those who have not carried out  inspection and testing since qualifying or require a refresher course before progressing onto other qualifications, who are looking to carry out initial verification of electrical installation work.

New registrations for the City & Guilds 2394 qualification expires at the end of August 2017. This qualification is being replaced by the City & Guilds 2391-50 qualification.  For more details click here

This qualification is similar to the City & Guilds 2392-10 qualification, except that the 2394 is a Level 3 qualification and includes 3 phase. 

For testimonials on our C&G 2394 Inspection and Testing Courses click here

For the next available training course dates click here

For recommended Advanced Inspection and Testing Practical course for those requiring additional training in preparation for the 2394 practical assessment click here

For recommended Pre Practical Assessment Course for those looking for an overview of the requirements for the 2394 practical assessment click here

The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured 2394 Initial Verification Courses. These can be attended as a 5 day weekday course or, for those that have commitments during the week, over 2 consecutive weekends (1 being an extended weekend). Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take full advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and practical advice they offer. This short course is intensive, but no compromise is made on the course content.  The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment.

This City & Guilds 2394 electrical course is ideal for people with fundamental experience of initial inspection of electrical installations. If you already work as an Electrician, but have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying, or you require to update before moving onto other qualifications, then this may be the course for you.

City & Guilds 2394-01 Initial Verification Course Content:

Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations with statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements, to enable students to inspect, test, commission and certificate electrical installations.

  • Requirements for completing the 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 completion of Electrical Installation Certificates and associated documentation.
  • Being able to confirm safety of system and equipment prior to completion of inspection, testing and commissioning
  • Being able to carry out inspection of electrical installations prior to them being put into service
  • Being able to test electrical installations prior to them being put into service
  • Being able to commission electro-technical systems and equipment


In order to claim the full 2394 qualification, students must successfully complete each of the following 3 units:

a.    On-line multiple choice test  80 minute, multiple choice on-line (40 questions) (unit 2394-301) – 2 credits

b.   One paper-based written test (unit 2394-302) or on-line written test – 2 hours – 1 credit

c.   One assignment (unit 2394-303) – 3 hours, 5 minutes – 2 credits

a.  Multiple choice on-line test, unit 2394-301, is the same test as for 2395-301, and can contribute towards the 2395 qualification should you decide to progress onto this course.

b.  Written Test (2394-302) – 1 credit. Dates are pre-set by City & Guilds for 6.30 pm (to 8.30 pm) on selected Tuesdays for the paper-based written exam, or if sitting the online written exam the dates are set by The BTC.

Please Note: City & Guilds set the dates for the 2394-302 and 2395-302 paper-based written exams. Results can take up to 45 working days.  There is also a set date by which we must register you. Please call us on 020 8649 9340 for more information. However, if you are sitting the online written exams the dates are set by The BTC and results take approximately 2 weeks.

c.  Assignment (2394-303) – To complete 4 tasks:

1. Visual inspection (30 minutes) – closed book

BS 7671:2008 (2011) and IEE Guidance Note 3 books may be referred to for the following tasks:

2.  Insulation resistance test (20 minutes)

3.  Live earth fault loop impedance test (15 minutes)

4.  Full initial verification and certification (1 hour 30 minutes plus 30 minutes for completion of paperwork)


Price for 2394-01

Day Price Course Times
Weekdays £660 9.00am - 5.00pm
Extended Weekends £660 8.30am - 4.30pm

Full payment or a deposit of £200 is required to book a City & Guilds 2394 Electrical Qualification Course.  Any remaining balance can then be paid at any time before the start of the course if sitting the on-line written exam, or before the ‘last registration date’ if sitting the paper-based written exam.

All prices include vat and registration fees.

Add C&G 2394 to a multi course package:

Domestic Installers (inc C&G 2393 Building Regulations), C&G (2382-15) 17th Edition, C&G 2394, C&G Combined 2377

Total £1945.00 (inc VAT). A saving of £50.00

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Essential Book List


IET Inspection and Testing Guidance Note 3, incorporating Amendment 3:2015

ISBN 978-1-84919-873-8


The following two books are referred to frequently throughout this course so you may benefit from having your own copy


IET Wiring Regulations, incorporating Amendment 3:2015

ISBN 978-1-84919-769-4




IET On Site Guide BS 7671, incorporating Amendment 3:2015

ISBN 978-1-84919-887-5


Additional recommended study book



IET Exam Success Inspection & Testing 2394 and 2395

ISBN 978-0-85193-292-7


The above books can be purchased from The Builder Training Centre.



You must be at least 18 years of age.

A fundamental knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either from within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade. Ideally students should have achieved the City & Guilds 2392-10 qualification or equivalent.

Which qualifications do they replace?

Part of the City & Guilds 2391-10 Inspection, Testing, Design & Certification of Electrical Installations


Please take time to view a selection of our testimonials from students that have attended the City & Guilds 2394 Initial Verification Course by clicking here

We have facilities for men and women! You will find our prices are competitive, and include the use of tools and materials for your 2394 Course whilst you are here, but for health and safety reasons you are required to have steel toe capped footwear to wear throughout the course. These can be purchased from our reception on your first morning for £20 if required.  Students may bring in their own test instruments, however, assurance from students that their instruments are accurate will be required in advance of the course.


What opportunities are there on Completion?

These qualifications allow students to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualification:

Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395-01)

For information on our other Electrical Courses please click on the relevant links below:

For Electrical – Which Course? click here

For Foundation Electrical Courses click here

For 2 day Foundation Inspection and Testing course click here

For Domestic Installers (inc C&G 2393 Building Regulations) course click here

For Building Regulations 2393-10 course click here

For 17th Edition 2382-15 course click here

For Inspection and Testing 2392-10 course click here

For PAT Testing 2377-22 and 2377-32  courses click here

For Periodic Inspection & Testing  2395-01 course click here

For C&G Combined 2394-01 / 2395-01 Inspection and Testing course click here

For EAL Combined 4337/4338 Inspection and Testing course click here

For 2 day Advanced Inspection and Testing Course click here

For 2394 / 2395 or 4337/4338 Practical Pre-Assessment Course click here

For Design of Electrical Installations 2396 course click here

You are welcome to visit The Builder Training Centre at any time during opening hours (8.00 am until 5.30 pm) either during the week or at weekends to see our facilities first hand. No appointment is required and you will be made very welcome. Why not come and meet our electrical instructors and speak to our electrical students and see for yourself what you can achieve from each course?

We are confident that you will like what you see and will want to undertake electrical training and learn electrics with The Builder Training Centre.

Why not give Elaine, Sally or Andy a call, who will be more than happy to assist, on 0800 389 2775 or 0208 649 9340

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