Initial Verification and Certification

Key features

This course acts as a pre-requisite for joining a competent person scheme

Once joining a competent person scheme, this course allows you to sign off the electrical circuits that you install

Provides the requirements for safely testing and verifying


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3 Days


Level 3 LCL Award Initial Verification & Testing

Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites to enroll onto this course.

How you'll spend your time

The course is primarily focused on your learning from the comfort of your own home. Our training material along with the books and normative documentation (Guidance Note 3) give you what is needed to be successful in gaining the knowledge you require to attain your qualifications.

For the practical sessions and assessment, you will be invited to attend the centre for training and assessments once you have completed the appropriate knowledge development sections. Detailed below are the knowledge development workbooks:

  • Workbook 1 – General requirements of GN3
  • Workbook 2 – Initial Verification of Electrical Installations
  • Workbook 3 – Testing procedures, results interpretation, and calculations. This will include sections on the following topics:
  • Parallel conductors
  • R1+R2 values for Ring final and Final Circuits
  • Insulation Resistance values
  • Earth Fault Loop Impedance
  • Prospective Fault Current
  • RCD Test methods
  • Phase Rotation
  • Functional Testing
  • Workbook 4 – Model forms and certificates of BS7671:2018:A2:20222
  • Workbook 5 – Test instruments and their usage.

Once you have completed all 5 workbooks, you will be asked to attend the centre for a total of 3 days:

  • Day 1 – Dead testing and Safe Isolation Procedures
  • Day 2 – Live testing and practice.
  • Day 3 – Online multiple-choice exams 1 and 2 and Practical Testing Assessment.

After successful completion and sign off for all these elements, you will receive your certification. The award can then be added to your certificate portfolio and added to any competent persons register that you may already belong to.

Course costs & opportunities

Charged at only £895 + VAT for this 3 day package which includes registration, training, assessments, certification fees and access to an in-centre copy of the Guidance note 3 manual.

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    Can I/We book all the practical training sessions as soon as I/We enrol?

    No, each practical training session is made available to you as soon as you complete the workbooks and training module associated with the practical session. You will however be provided multiple dates if needed due to prior commitments or you cannot attend one for any reason.

    What is the turn around time of marking for the home study learning?

    Our average turn around time for marking of workbooks is a week but we do have in our expectations document a turnaround time of 2 weeks in case of busy periods and an influx of work for our training team.

    In regards to the portfolio, does this have to be completed after the package?

    No, this is included in the list of topics covered and in the timeframe to complete your course and can be completed in your practical session should you need too. All writing up onto the e-learning platform is completed from the comfort of your own home but the practical portfolio, photographic evidence and any associated documentation can be completed in centre during your package.



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