Inspection, Testing and Certification


Inspection, Testing and Certification

Course Overview

The Inspection, Testing and Certification course helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out inspection and testing on electrical installations. Handy for if you’re wanting to progress in your career, go self-employed, or apply for a Competent Person Scheme. In just 5 days, you’ll be taken through the required theory and practical preparation at our training centre, before completing your final assessments on the sixth and seventh day. This course is intended for practising electricians who have never gained formal qualifications in electrical inspection and testing. Or those who may wish to update and reaffirm their skills before going on to other City & Guilds qualifications. So, if that’s you, then find out more about this course below and book today!

Inspection, Testing and Certification

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Course Locations


Universal Skills Centre
41-42 Monckton Road Ind Est.
Denby Dale Road


Unit 22 Horndon Industrial Est, Station Road
West Horndon
CM13 3XD


Course Content

The Inspection, Testing and Certification course prepares you for the initial verification and periodic inspection of electrical installation work.

Over the duration of the course, you’ll cover inspection and testing requirements, how to perform the inspection and safe testing of electrical installations, and the relevant safety procedures.

More specifically, we train you in:

  • Applicable electrical safety standards and protocols such as identifying defective electrical work, potential fire hazards and other potentially dangerous factors
  • Initial verification of electrical installations
  • The theory and practice of initial and periodic electrical inspection
  • The theory and practice of initial and periodic testing electrical appliances and systems
  • Safe isolation of electricity
  • Automatic disconnection of electricity supply
  • Earthing systems
  • Single and 3 phase testing
  • Expected results by use of formulas
  • Completion of certification
  • Preparation of electrical installation condition reports and electrical safety report
  • Observations and coding

Assessments for the Inspection, Testing and Certification qualification include the updated questions around the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations - BS7671:2018 including Amendment 2.

Course Structure

The 7-day Inspection, Testing and Certification follows the following structure:

Day 1-5

  • Arrival and introduction
  • Theory classes and workshops
  • Practical training in our purpose-built facility

Day 6-7

  • Practical assessments
  • Individual assessments
  • Online exam (open book and multiple choice)

To prepare, candidates should ensure they bring a copy of:

  • IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition Amendment 2
  • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing textbooks

Both books are used throughout the course and during the assessments. We can provide them at an additional cost

Entry Requirements

Due to the difficulty level of the exam, the Inspection, Testing and Certification course requires that you are a qualified electrician.

You will already work within the industry, and may have previous training and experience of inspection and testing, but are looking to become formally qualified in this particular set of skills. 

To apply for this course, you must:

If you want to discuss your suitability to this course, please get in touch with the training team using the form below.

Benefits of this course

Be self sufficient

The course gives you the confidence to competently carry out Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection and Testing safely and effectively, giving you the means to sign off on your own installations as well as others’ work. If you plan to start your own business, having a range of qualifications can help build trust with potential clients and differentiate your services from competitors.

Earn more!

With more qualifications and specialised skills, you have the opportunity to command higher wages or charge premium rates for your services. This course also teaches you how to compile professionally detailed reports on the condition of electrical installation, and the safety of electrical installations, which is ideal for going for higher positions at work or becoming self-employed.

Apply for a scheme

Completing this course gains you the certification needed to become JIB Approved and makes it much easier to apply for a membership with one of the Industry Certification Schemes in the electrical industry. An ECS gold card (also known as a JIB gold card) is highly valued in the electrotechnical industry. And if you are looking to work unsupervised on construction sites, then you will need a gold card in order to do this.

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Why train with the Universal Skills Group?

The Universal Skills Group is one the UK's leading training providers for the Inspection, Testing and Certification course.

We pride ourselves on being there for your professional development throughout all points of your career, from apprenticeship level to when you're a fully qualified electrician.

Choosing to train with the Universal Skills Group means you have access to the best standard of course delivery and the incredible tutors in the UK - who are all time-served electrical installers themselves!

You'll also get to learn hands-on at our Ofsted Outstanding training centre in Wakefield, located conveniently close to the M1 for easy access from all parts of the UK.

Get the ball rolling and book today!

Ofsted Outstanding training

At Universal Skills Group, we’re immensely proud of our Ofsted Outstanding grade as a training provider. Over several years, we underwent monitoring visits, inspections, and a final assessment for which we achieved the top grade.

We were assessed in the following five areas

  • Quality of education: how we create and maintain an optimum learning environment, from the curriculum itself to the way it’s delivered and adapted for learners
  • Behaviour and attitudes: of all our internal staff, teachers and learners - both towards the course and the relationships they form with each other
  • Personal development: the soft skills and wider support given to our learners over their time with Universal Skills Group
  • Leadership and management: our ability to effectively manage our teams, create great working relationships between staff, learners and visitors to the centre, and ensure everyone feels safe and supported
  • Overall effectiveness 

It's safe to say that you're in good hands training at our centre for your Inspection, Testing and Certification qualification.

To discover what our final assessment covered in more detail, read our full report here!

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