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Level 4+

Design & Verification of Electrical Installations 2396 – 01


The course consists of college attendance, a 40 hour project (completed in your own time) and a final exam. The course is set at level 4 which is one level higher than other electrical qualifications and at the same level as year one of university study.

The 2396 is a 3 month long course intended to train you to design electrical installations. Whilst rooted in BS 7671 it expects students to interpret and apply regulations using standard design practices.

You will be required to show good progress with your project work before the College will allow you take the written exam. Help will be given during the course with the project but this work must be done in your own time.

Course content includes:

  • Statutory and non-statutory requirements relating to electrical installation design, construction management and verification
  • The electrical installation design, construction and commissioning process
  • BS 7671 requirements relating to electrical installation design
  • Design and verification procedures for single and poly phase electrical installations
  • Fundamental principles for the design and installation of associated protective systems relating to electrical installations
  • Factors that affect choice of alternative energy sources and environmental technologies used within electrical installation design

This course is also available as a day time course.


This course is suitable for experienced Electricians working with little or no supervision who are looking to update or develop their electrical installation and verification knowledge and techniques.

Candidates wishing to enrol on the course must hold, as a minimum, the City & Guilds Inspection & Testing 2391-52 (or the City & Guilds 2394/5) and the City & Guilds Requirements for Electrical Installations (2382-18).


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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