2396-01 – Design and Verification of Electrical Installations

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Course Date Exam Date Venue Availability Booking
C&G 2396 Design and Verification - Wed 2nd - Fri 4th Nov 2022, Wed 23rd - Fri 25th Nov 2022, Thu 1st Dec 2022 Exam & Fri 20th Jan 2023 Final Project Day Dec 1, 2022 Stoke on Trent PLACES AVAILABLE Book Now

Course Description

The City & Guilds 2396-01 Design and Verification course is the replacement for the 2400 qualification. To more accurately reflect its status in the industry and its technical content, the qualification has now been upgraded to a Level 4 Award.
This qualification helps to develop the essential, up-to-date knowledge and techniques needed to professionally design and install electrical systems.


About this course…

This comprehensive theory based qualification will give candidates an improved  knowledge and understanding of:

  • Specifying and planning electrical installations
  • Circuit design
  • Selection and erection of equipment
  • Verification of electrical installations

The course is theory based and will be delivered through worked examples, reference to appropriate standards, tutor presentation and group discussion. The delivery programme will prepare candidates for the written examination and also give the required knowledge and skills to enable candidates to complete the design project.

Who is it suitable for?

  • For electricians wishing to broaden their career prospects
  • For supervisors, project managers and engineers
  • Others in the industry wishing to improve their technical knowledge with respect to the design and verification of electrical installations.

What’s included?

  • City & Guilds registration and examination fees
  • Course notes and free book hire (BS7671 and GN3 etc) during days of attendance
  • Lunch & refreshments

Course entry requirements?

A pre-requisite for this course is that candidates have a strong electrical background. Ideally candidates should have qualifications such as 17th Edition and Level 3 Inspection and Testing.


City & Guilds 2396 Design & Verification Assessments:

To achieve the 2396-01 Design qualification you will need to complete two assessments:

Unit 401 – 40 hour design project

You will be issued with a real life scenario around which you will design a full electrical installation. This will include full size layout drawings and installation specifications. You will start to develop this project during the course and will be required to submit it at a predetermined date. Course attendance is split so that you have time to learn the required skills, gain support from your tutor and then submit for an assessment decision.

Unit 402 – Written examination

City & Guilds make this exam available three times a year at set dates. On completion papers are sent to City & Guilds for marking and results may take up to 45 working days.The exam is always started at 6.30 pm on a Thursday evening:

Duration 3 hours
Number of questions 6
Question type Detailed written answers
Permitted reference materials BS7671, Guidance Notes 3 & OnSite Guide
Other allowed materials/equipment Pens with blue or black ink, and a non-programmable calculator


This exam is open book so you will be able to reference to ‘clean’ copies of the listed publications


IET Wiring Regulations – BS7671 18th Edition (2018) Book   Order Now Order Now

IET Guidance Notes 3 – Inspection & Testing Book   Order Now Order Now

BS 7671:2018 IET On-Site Guide Book   Order Now Order Now

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Jon Grocock Joint Managing Director

Jon joined Midlands Electricity Board as an apprentice electrician. Working as an electrician for many years, he specialised in the security industry, installing CCTV, door entry systems, intruder, and fire alarms. Jon's final years at the MEB were as a Project Engineer.

In 2003, Jon took the opportunity to join a training provider to work as a Training Advisor/Assessor supporting apprentice electricians. Jon has worked in the training industry since that time.

Shaun Eardley Electrical Tutor/Assessor and Quality Assurer

Shaun is a qualified tutor and assessor with a wealth of experience in the electrical contracting industry.  Having run his own business and worked for some established contracting companies, Shaun is well placed to add ‘something extra’ to his course delivery.

Shaun is a very approachable trainer and can relate training sessions to customers work, making it more enjoyable and easier to learn. Shaun specialises in 18th Edition, Electrical Design and Apprenticeship course delivery.