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WHAT IS THE 2391-52 INSPECTION AND TESTING QUALIFICATION? YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

WHAT IS THE 2391-52 INSPECTION AND TESTING QUALIFICATION? YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Are you a qualified electrician looking for a career boost? If you want to expand your portfolio of skills, then the 2391-52 Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing course might be your ideal next step. Best suited for practising electricians with zero, or minimal, experience in the initial and periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations, you can embark on this course even if you’re transferring from an allied trade, so long as you have the technical knowledge of electrical science and experience in electrical services.

To help you make the best choice for yourself, we’ve compiled a list of questions frequently asked regarding the 2391-52 course to help you make an informed decision about your future before investing your time and money.

*  This course has been re-introduced to align all industry qualifications for inspection and testing wiring systems to BS 7671. *

What is the 2391-52 Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations?

The 2391-52 Level 3 Award in Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations prepares candidates for the initial verification and periodic inspection of electrical installation work. It also provides you with the knowledge and understanding needed to compile professionally detailed reports on the condition of electrical installations.

While there are initial (2391-50) and periodic (2391-51) qualifications available on the market, you can save valuable time and money on our combined 2391-52 course, which was designed to consolidate the qualifications needed to conduct advanced inspection and testing.

What Level is the City & Guilds 2391-52?

The City & Guilds 2391-52 is a Level 3 qualification, ideal for those working within the Electrotechnical industry. There are three paths you can choose between, depending on your preferences and level of experience, which are:

  • 2391-50: Initial Verification. If you wish to verify brand new installations but do not need to inspect and test, this will fulfil your requirements.
  • 2391-51: Periodic Inspection. If you are already qualified in initial verification but wish to expand your skillset, this qualification will allow you to report on the condition of electrical systems.
  • 2391-52: Combined Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection and Testing. This is the most popular option, designed for experienced electricians who wish to refresh their skills and gain a formal qualification.

What Can You Do with A 2391-52 Qualification?

This qualification will build up your confidence and knowledge, enabling you to skilfully carry out initial verification and periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations. You’ll also gain the understanding to write professionally detailed reports of the condition of electrical installations.

Once you achieve your 2391-52 Inspection and Testing qualification, as well as your Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Testing, you can apply for your ESC Installation Card and then apply to become a JIB Approved electrician.

This Course Is Aimed at The Following Learners:

  • Current practising electricians
  • Those with prior electrical knowledge

Does The 2391-52 Course Have Open Book Assessments?

All but one of the assessments for the 2391 course are open book. The practical assessment, written paper, and multiple-choice online exam are all open book, however, the visual defect identification written task is not.

How Do I Prepare?

Making a revision plan early on – and sticking to it – is the best practice to do yourself justice. You’ll be able to fully go through each section and get to grips with the subject material if you start your revision in advance and, as three of the assessments are open book, having a thorough understanding of what each section details will save you valuable time in the exam.

Catering your revision to your learning type can also help you to retain and understand information better. For more information, here are six winning tips to help you smash your exams.

Is 2391-52 Still Valid

This course has been re-introduced to align all industry qualifications for inspection and testing wiring systems to BS 7671, meaning you can rest assured that the knowledge you’ll receive is fully up to date and applicable.

How Difficult Is 2391-52?

The 2391-52 Inspection and Testing course is notorious in the industry for being difficult, with an average pass percentage of only 30%. However, the BES Group Electrical team prides themselves on the high-quality education we provide; our students regularly exceed the national pass rate, with us ending 2021 with a pass average of 79% for the 2391-51 qualification.

The course is aimed at those with a good working knowledge of electrical science, or prior experience in electrical installation work. While it is possible to take the course with limited experience as an electrician, the subject matter could come across as intensive. BES Group Electrical class this as an Intermediate course, therefore we would expect all participants to have a good understanding of electrical knowledge.

Do You Need Your 2391-52 Qualification?

While the 2391 course isn’t compulsory, and you are able to carry out certain electrical services, there is a preference within the industry for those who have taken on the qualification; the skills and knowledge gained are invaluable, and the investment shown signifies your determination and experience to potential employers and clients. Also, you will be unable to go on to achieve your JIB grading as an approved electrician without the qualification, which may mean you’ll be limited in what electrical services you can carry out.

If you want to bump up your knowledge on the wiring regulations before embarking on the 2391-52 Inspection and Testing course, BES Group Electrical offers a range of 18th edition courses, helping to meet your needs, no matter your requirements.

As a practising electrician, attaining your 2391-52 Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing qualification can serve to open doors in your career, expand your portfolio of skills, and highlight your talent and commitment to employers.

Sparked your interest? By choosing BES Group Electrical as your provider, you’ll receive an elevated educational experience, based on practical application and theoretical knowledge taught by industry-renowned professionals.

Speak to a member of the team today to secure your future as a fully qualified electrician by calling us on 01772 250179 or by emailing matthew.skellorn@besgroup.com to get in touch.