Construction and the Built Environment
  • Location
    Northampton - Booth Lane
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Tuesday from 13 March 2018 to 16 June 2018

    16-18 years old (part-time) £24.00
    19+ unemployed and/or claiming benefits N/A
    19+ with government funding N/A
    19+ without government funding £457.00
    Overseas students £457.00
    19+ Advanced Learner Loan students N/A

* People in receipt of certain state benefits may be entitled to a reduction in fees. Please click here for further details or call our Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344

Awarding organisation

City and Guilds

Summary of course

The aim of this qualification is to enable you to develop the necessary technical knowledge and skills for the design, erection and verification of electrical installations. There will be one written exam based on all of the subject content and then one project to be completed independently of the course delivery. You will need to allow approximately 60 - 100 hours outside of the course delivery to complete the project.

What will I study? To achieve the Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations, students must achieve ten credits from the mandatory units.

Core Units:

  • Unit 401: - Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations
  • Unit 402: - Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations

Progression: This course allows you to progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Building Services Engineering (4467-04)
  • ILM Management and Leadership qualifications

    Find about more about career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the ‘What Can I Earn?' section of our website.

How is the course assessed?

Unit 401: - Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations (Assignment) Unit 402: - Design, construction management and initial verification of electrical installations (written)

Who is this course for?

The course 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.

Entry Requirements for new students

A telephone interview with the course leader prior to enrolment.

Before undertaking the qualification you should seriously consider undertaking the Level 3 Award in Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (2394) and/or Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395) as well as obtaining industry experience. It is also strongly recommended that candidates have achieved either the City & Guilds Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671) (2382) or similar qualifications where candidates have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the 17th edition in order to ensure they have every opportunity of achieving this qualification.

General Info (materials required for the course)

BS7671:2008 including amendment number 3 (2015), current edition of the on site guide, access to relevant Guidance Notes will help. The course requires drawings to be completed and circuits to be designed therefore drawing materials and possible computer access to help with the design although not essential.

Course fee information


student success

Mitchell Bilbe

Mitchell Bilbe

Having worked on jobs with his dad for many years, Mitchell Bilbe is looking to follow in the family footsteps by learning a new trade at Northampton College.The 18-year-old came...

We are planning to offer this programme from September 2018. The full details, including the fees for the 18/19 academic year will be available on the College website from the beginning of July 2018. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us or complete our easy online enquiry form.


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