City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for this qualification. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully.

Before undertaking this qualification, candidates should seriously consider undertaking the Level 3 Award in Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations and/or Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations, as well as obtaining industry experience.  It is also highly recommended that candidates have achieved either the City & Guilds Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671 2382 or similar qualifications where candidates have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the 17th/18th Edition in order to ensure they have every opportunity to achieving this qualification.

Course Duration: 5 Days (3-hour written exam held in the evening of day 5, 18.30-21.30)

Course Dates:


Please contact us to register your interest for when the training centre reopens

Monday 10th, Thursday 20th, 27th May, 3rd and 10th June         (booking deadline  29th April)

Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd December    (booking deadline  28th October)

Cost: £870.00 + VAT to include a copy of the IET Electrical Installation Design Guide (4th Edition) 

Courses are undertaken at our training centre in Strood, Kent.

Further Course Details:

The 2396 course has been developed to comply with the British Standard BS7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.  The five days will normally be one day a week over five weeks.

During this course the delegate has to complete a C&G project on the design of an electrical installation. This design project will enable the delegate to demonstrate his or her ability to design an electrical installation and also consider other elements such as erection methods for a typical electrical installation.

The delegate will also have to demonstrate a practical competence in Inspection and Testing and undertake an external 3 hour written exam paper. Success in all three components of the design project, practical assessment of competence at inspection and testing and success in the written exam will result in the 2396 qualification and Certificate being awarded.

The course is aimed at supervisors of registered and non-registered electrical contractors, technicians and electricians. Attendance on this course will help Contractors and their electricians, Conforming Bodies and other organisations in design, erection and verification techniques.

Companies or individuals wishing to join a Domestic Installer Scheme provider will benefit from attending the course by gaining a better understanding of design, construction, inspection, testing and documentation requirements.

Essential publications: 18th edition copies of IET BS 7671 Wiring Regulations (£95), IET Guidance Note 3 (£35) and IET On-Side Guide (£30), all three are available from us and can be purchased for £140.  These publications will be used as course material and are permitted within the exam.  It is also highly recommend to have copies of IET Electric Vehicle Charging Points Installation 4th edition (£75) and IET Guidance Note 1 Selection & Erection (£38).  The Electrical Installation Design Guide, Calculations for Electricians & Designers will be supplied by us for you to keep.

* Please note that publications deemed necessary for course participation are not provided and delegates should ensure they have the appropriate publications when attending the relevant training course.