City and Guilds 2396 Design and Verification of Electrical Installation Level 4 Award


Ever since the loss of the 2360 Part ‘C’ course, there has been no real replacement to allow the humble electrician to move into the field of design. There were previous attempts, such as the C&G2400 and the later slightly changed C&G2391 route, but they were not at the same level as the “C” course which had garnered a lot of respect in the industry. This new qualification aims higher than the previous qualifications did and pitches at Level 4 for the first time.

The qualification is intended for people involved in the design, specification, installation and testing process. It addresses, in particular, the implications of the various different regulations for Electrical Installations including BS7671 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and the Building Regulations.

What are the assessments?

Assessment Unit
Underpinning knowledge (Assignment) 2396-401
Underpinning knowledge (written exam) 2396-402


Frequently Asked Questions

What will this enable me to do?

Hopefully move from the tools into a designers position or at least put you in a situation where you are more confident and competent to design electrical installations. There is currently only an option such as the HNC/HND routes into electrical design which are more academic than practical based and often cover large areas of theoretical work rather than real world. Hopefully this qualification will bridge the gap.


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