Level 3 Award in Electrical Installation Inspection, Testing, Certification and Reporting



What is this qualification?

This Award gives the learner an understanding of the theory and practice of periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting, of both single and three phase electrical installations. The qualification follows BS 7671 and the industry recognised IET Guidance Note 3, as well as the Electrical Safely Council’s Best Practice Guides. The Award gives an opportunity for individuals to develop and/or enhance their knowledge and skills in the periodic inspection and testing of single and three phase low voltage electrical installations.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for:

  • electricians who wish to carry out the periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations and issue Electrical Installation Condition Reports
  • those who wish to acquire new knowledge and skills.

How is the qualification delivered?

The qualification can be delivered completely at the Centre, with a mix of workshop and theory sessions. NICEIC support materials are available at a discount for EAL Centres delivering this qualification.

How is the qualification assessed?

The assessment involves on-screen open book exams (IET GN3) and practical assessment covering periodic inspection and periodic inspection and testing. Learners progressing from the initial verification qualification will only be subject to one of the on-screen exams.


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

However, the potential learner must be able to demonstrate that they can meet the skills, knowledge and experience requirements of the NVQ before enrolment.

What does it cover?

The application of knowledge involved with the periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations. It has one unit, covering safe isolation, condition reporting requirements, periodic inspection, testing interpreting test results and certification.


The awarding body for this qualification is EAL Awarding Body (eal.org.uk) and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual);


The duration of an NVQ Assessment will be agreed during your Initial assessment & Induction.

However, we would expect your NVQ qualification to be complete within 12 weeks.
Fast track options may be available. Please contact our enquiries team direct for further information.

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