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.

2396-01 – Design and Verification of Electrical Installations Course

7 days + exam £ 999 Exc. VAT
City & Guilds Level 4 Design Award
Course Dates Exam Date(s) Venue Availability Booking
Mon 2nd - Wed 4th Nov 2020, Wed 25th – Fri 27th Nov 2020, Thur 3rd Dec 2020 Exam & Fri 15th Jan 2021 Final Project Day
Thur 3rd Dec
Stoke on Trent

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

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Jon Grocock

Jon has worked in the electrical industry since leaving school and starting an electrical apprenticeship with Midlands Electricity Board (MEB). After qualifying and working as an electrician for a number of years he specialised in the security industry, installing systems including CCTV, door entry systems, intruder and fire alarms. After progressing to Project Engineer Jon took the opportunity of a complete change in career and moved into training.

Jon has worked in training since 2003 and is now responsible for Quality Assurance, Training Delivery and Course Management. Jon still plays an active role in delivery and specializes in:

  • Domestic Electrical Installer Courses
  • City & Guilds 2382-15 17th Edition
  • City & Guilds 2394 / 2395 Inspection and Testing
  • EAL Level 3 Inspection and Testing
  • City & Guilds 2396 Design, Erection & Verification

Jon prides himself on going the extra mile to support his learners with his relaxed and friendly approach.

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What happens if I fail an assessment?

You will have a very good chance of passing your assessments at the first attempt as our courses are very thorough and our tutors are there to guide and support you.

If it doesn’t go right for you on the day the main thing, is not to worry – it happens from time to time.

Your tutor will review your score with you and you may just need to review your notes again and sit the exam a couple of days later. This is often all that’s needed.

If you and your tutor feel you need a little more support we can agree some extra 1-1 training for you.

Whatever happens we want you to enjoy our courses and come away with the qualification that you wanted. Our tutors and staff will always be there to support and advise you.

What’s included?

  • FREE  book hire for the relevant course
  • All relevant awarding body fees – no hidden costs!
  • Refreshments
  • A unique an friendly learning environment!

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