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Electrical Testing & Certification (Electrical Technology Module)

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12 Weeks


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



To provide the learner with an in depth knowledge of the requirements of the National Rules for electrical Installations (4th Edition ET101:2008) for inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations: 

  1. Understand the concept and need for inspection and testing of premises.
  2. Comprehend the technical knowledge of the inspection of premises.
  3. Carry out a practical application of the inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations.
  4. Fill out a testing and verification completion certificate correctly. 

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirments outlined on their course pages.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

  • Purpose of initial verification and periodic inspection and testing
  • Statutory and non-statutory requirements
  • Information to be contained on certificates and inspection reports
  • Instrument calibration and compliance
  • Sequence of tests
  • Need for protective conductors for earthing
  • Main bonding
  • Supplementary bonding & circuit protection
  • Verifying continuity and interpretation of results
  • Earth fault loop impedance
  • Residual current devices application and testing
  • Prospective fault current

More Information


12 weeks, 3 hours per week from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

This programme may be offered again in the 2022-2023 academic year. This will be confirmed in early Summer 2022.

What will the time committment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due. 


Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module.


Participants not registered on the Degree may request a TUS Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award.

NOTE: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).

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