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City & Guilds 2396

The Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (Level 4)

Class Room
4 Days

The 2396 is a theory based course

Who is this qualification for?

It is intended for personnel in electrical contracting companies who have responsibility for the quality of the design, specification, installation and testing process. It addresses, in particular, the implications of the Wiring Regulations for Electrical Installations.

How is this qualification delivered?

This course is delivered online, two evenings a week for four weeks.

These are intended to give you an opportunity to practice your design skills with work being carried out in the evenings to ready yourself for the evening exam.

The design project can be assigned to you either at the beginning of the course or after you've attended the exam. You can discuss with us which you would prefer, and we will support you either way.

What does the qualification cover?

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required designing and scoping electrical installations.

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

You will need to prove competence in these subjects via a set assignment and a written exam.


This course consists of a dated written exam and an electrical installation design project.

Required literature

  • IET design guide
  • BS 7671:(2018)+A2(2022)
  • IET On-Site guide
  • Guidance Note 3

Learner entry requirements

Before undertaking this qualification candidates should seriously consider undertaking the Level 3 Award in Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (2391-50) and/or Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2391-51) as well as obtaining industry experience.

It is also strongly recommended that candidates have achieved the latest wiring regulations qualification where candidates have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the 18th edition in order to ensure they have every opportunity of achieving this qualification.