What will I learn?

Candidates will learn how to navigate Guidance Note 3, and answer questions relating to the Inspection, Testing, and Fault finding on electrical circuits.

They will learn both the theory and practical aspects of inspection & testing.

Candidates will also be shown in-depth calculations e.g. sizing of conductors, calculating current demand, diversity, and application of theory to practical Inspection and Testing, as well as fault finding diagnostics, to name but a few.

Delegates will need to bring a copy of the following to the course:

A scientific non-programmable calculator


British Standard BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations . IET Wiring Regulations Eighteenth Edition ISBN 1785611704, published by The Institute of Engineering and Technology and BSI.


Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 8th Edition ISBN 1785614525, also available from the IET website

Where will it lead me?

Learners can undertake the Level 3 Award in The Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671:2018. We will also shortly be introducing Electric Vehicle Charging and Design Verification qualification.

If you are working in the commercial sector as an installer, you may be eligible for the NVQ Level 3.

Please email Sparsholt Business on business@sparsholt.ac.uk for more information.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be 19+ and employed in the Electrical Installations industry. They will also need to have access to inspection, testing and fault finding work on site.

Ideally, the candidate will have the Level 3 Electrical Installations, as a minimum, or equivalent, qualification.

English language and Maths must be at a Level that will ensure a successful outcome.



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Andover College, SP10 1EJ


09:00 - 16:30