Electrical Design Course

Before an electrical installation can be erected, any such system will first have to be designed as to ensure all the specifications, equipment, accessibility, maintainability and verification are in accordance with the current legislation and be fit for purpose. This course (City and Guilds 2396 Design and Verification course) has been designed to help develop the skills and up date the knowledge of the requirements to enable you to professionally design, erect and then verify an electrical installation. 

So if you would like to advance your knowledge and skills of designing electrical systems, then this course is for you.

The City and Guilds 2396 is aimed at existing, experienced electricians or those with a solid understanding of the requirements of the 17th edition wiring regulations, testing and inspection and electrical installations. This course will then enhance your knowledge and techniques to a competent level. We offer the following design course at our centre:

Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (2396-01)

This course will be delivered over 6 full days (which will either be delivered on 6 consecutive weekdays, 3 sets of 2 weekdays or over 3 weekends) and is theory based and as such will be classroom based. During these classes you will be required to work on an assignment as well as covering a range of topics that include the statutory and non-statutory requirements for the design of electrical installations, underpinning principles of system design and the design, construction and verification process including certification requirements. 

We will also be preparing you for your final assessments. You will be expected to produce a design project which is set by City and Guilds and this should take in the region of 40 hours of work split between the classroom and personal time. You will also undertake a 2 hour 30 minutes open book written examination. To ensure that you are ready and able to complete these assessments successfully you will be working through the course books and be provided with the necessary work pack, notes and example questions and be given ample time and guidance to work on your individual design projects. This tried and tested approach has proven successful with previous candidates as is proven by our exceptionally high pass rate.

NOTE: The C&G 2396 examination dates are set by City and Guilds with the next up coming date scheduled for the 09th June 2016.  To be eligible for this date, you will have to be registered on the courses with City and Guilds at least one month before the examination date.

Required Material:


BS 7671:2008(2011) Requirements for electrical Installations 17th Edition ISBN No. 978-1849192699


Guidance Note 3: Inspection and Testing, 6th Edition ISBN No: 978-1849192750

Course(s) available:
Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (2396-01)