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DESIGN of ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS TRAINING COURSE

(CITY & GUILDS 2396 - PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS C&G 2400 and 2391-20)

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COURSE 350: 4 DAYS + examinations + project: Max 8 Candidates

This course provides participants with all the necessary skills and knowledge to design electrical installations. The ability to design is required before new installations are constructed and also when additions or alterations to existing installations are required.

The course develops the knowledge and ability of the candidates to the required level of competence for them to sign the Electrical Installation Certificates required by BS7671. Candidates on the electrical installation design course learn how to design installations using flowcharts as an aid to clarifying the various issues (design current, short circuits, overloads, fault currents etc) that they need to consider

PARTICIPANTS

The course is intended for candidates who have already attended the 17th Edition / C&G 2382 (Course 310) and the Inspection & Testing / C&G 2394/2395 (Course 340). The course builds on the knowledge and skills that candidates have gained from these courses.

COURSE PRESENTATION

Instructor-led practical examples of how electrical installations should be designed are given. The course consists of several design exercises for the candidates to carry out, which evaluate and explore the process of design in terms of general characteristics, protection for safety, and selection and erection. Comprehensive course notes are provided.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

On completion of the course, participants will be able to

Candidates are required to complete a 40-hour design project which involves the assessment of general characteristics, selection and erection and verification of an electrical installation.

Successful completion of the course leads to the award of City & Guilds 2396 Level 4 Award in Design of Electrical Installations.
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What do candidates on the Electrical Installation Design course actually do?

The Electrical Installations design course (C&G 2396) is the pinnacle of the series of City & Guilds qualifications and is preceded by the courses on the wiring regulations (C&G 2382) and the inspection and testing (C&G 2394/2395) qualifications.

The course begins by guiding the candidates through a series of searching questions with answers provided via a combination of syndicated exercises and individual efforts. This helps to build the candidates' skills and knowledge of the design process, taking each step of the design one stage at a time.

Candidates are provided with course notes which contain useful reference material, help on various topics and suggestions for answering questions in the written examination.
This is page 10 of the course notes for the electrical installation design course, listing some of the equations that the candidates need to understand and use This is page 11 of the course notes for the electrical installation design course, describing how electrical equipment should be selected and erected This is page 12 of the course notes for the electrical installation design course, providing advice on how questions should be answered in the written examination
Page 10 of the course notes for the electrical installation design course, listing some of the equations that the candidates need to understand and use
Page 11 of the course notes for the electrical installation design course, describing how electrical equipment should be selected and erected
Page 12 of the course notes for the electrical installation design course, providing advice on how questions should be answered in the written examination

We also issue helpful design reference documents which list all the important stages in the design of an electrical installation. This again helps to clarify the process by which an electrical installation design should be performed.
This is page 1 of the design reference sheet for the electrical installation design course, depicting some of the equations that the candidates need to understand and use This is page 2 of the design reference sheet for the electrical installation design course, depicting some of the equations that the candidates need to understand and use
Page 1 of the design reference sheet for the electrical installation design course, depicting some of the equations that the candidates need to understand and use
Page 2 of the design reference sheet for the electrical installation design course, depicting some of the equations that the candidates need to understand and use

The written examination (which is usually scheduled in the week subsequent to the design course, to allow candidates time to 'brush up' for the exam) is a 3 hour, open book examination. The following gives some idea of the level of complexity of the questions posed in the examination.
The City & Guilds electrical design exam paper Example of a candidate's answers to the City and Guilds exam paper Example of a candidate's answers to the City and Guilds exam paper
The City & Guilds electrical design exam paper
Example of a candidate's answers to the City and Guilds exam paper
Example of a candidate's answers to the City and Guilds exam paper

Candidates on the electrical installations design course also need to complete a design project. This is usually started off on the course itself, but it also requires the candidates to spend time (40 hours is suggested) to complete it in their own time. Typically the project requires them to design the complete electrical installation of a commercial building, specifying all the cabling, switchgear, cable runs etc required.
This is an example of the design project for the electrical installation design course
This is an example of the design project for the electrical installation design course


Candidate's project submissions vary in length and detail but the following are example of submissions that we have received, showing tables created to list the circuit specifications, the distribution board arrangements and the lighting circuits designed by the candidate.
This is an example of a candidate's submission for the design project on the electrical installation design course, listing the circuit specifications for the design This is an example of a candidate's submission for the design project on the electrical installation design course, showing the distribution board arrangements for the design This is an example of a candidate's submission for the design project on the electrical installation design course, listing the lighting circuits used for the design
This is an example of a candidate's submission for the design project on the electrical installation design course, listing the circuit specifications for the design
This is an example of a candidate's submission for the design project on the electrical installation design course, showing the distribution board arrangements for the design
This is an example of a candidate's submission for the design project on the electrical installation design course, listing the lighting circuits used for the design

Candidates also have to complete the electrical installation certificates, inspection schedule and test results schedule for their design, using the appropriate IET forms.

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