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2407 is the reference number designated to the certification in Electrical Testing and Verification of Electrical Installations (IRELAND).
2407 has been offered in Ireland, by iSkill Training, since February 2013. The 2407 was introduced to enable qualified electricians to obtain a qualification that meets the Requirements of the Commission for Energy Regulation in Ireland for persons who test and certify electrical installations.
The iSkill course is offered in two formats; a two day course, and a five day course.
The two day course is offered to qualified electricians who feel that they have sufficient skill, knowledge, and experience at testing installations to successfully complete two, two hour practical exams unaided, and also to successfully complete two written exams that take one and a half hours, during the two day course.
The five day course is provided for qualified electricians who need training, and coaching to be competent to successfully pass the practical, and written exams unaided. In the five day course, three days of intensive “hands on” training is provided. The five day course has the same four exams, as the two day course.
The training is intensive, but is “one on one” to provide trainees with knowledge, and understanding of all aspects of testing and verification. The subjects covered are:
- the seven pre-power supply tests,
- the two post-power supply tests,
- fault finding on:
– circuit protective conductors
– ring circuits
– insulation resistance on phase and neutral conductors
– polarity and extraneous connections.
Full training is also provided on Earth loop impedance, calculation of prospective short circuit currents, and RCD trip testing.
In all three days are spent on testing with individual instruments provided for each trainee. Adequate training is allocated for theory training to equip trainees with knowledge and understanding of ETCI Rules relevant to testing and verification of installations.
Fundamentally the course is based on interactive learning, rather than passive participation.
iSkill provides instruments and ETCI Rules for each trainee.
Yes, instruction on the use of test instruments is given to all trainees.
Yes, our instructors are well qualified professionals with decades of experience to explain the national Rules in simple terms.
Yes, there is time set aside to practice for the exams with each trainee working individually to build confidence.
Yes, you may bring your own test meter, but you must also bring a calibration certificate to confirm that the meter has been calibrated within the previous twelve months.
Only copies of the latest edition of the ETCI Rules may be taken on the course.
Yes, our instructors are qualified to assist any person who needs assistance, and they are always happy to oblige.
Students have access to our canteen to make tea, or coffee and toasted sandwiches. Also there are two restaurants nearby, where lunch can be had for €5 – €10.
You will be notified by phone within one week after completing the course.
Repeat exams can normally be re-sat within two weeks of the first attempt. Repeat tests are normally carried out after 5:00 pm.
Yes, you only have to repeat individual exams that you have failed.
No, the average number of participants per course is 6 students.
No, notes are not allowed, but written exams are set as “open text book”. This means that you may use ETCI Rules provided during the course.
Trainees are not allowed to use their mobile phones during the course, except during tea/coffee/lunch breaks.
We emphasize the need for all students to start at the same time, because late comers cause disruption that annoys other students.
The seven pre-connection tests are undertaken with the power locked off. So there is no danger of electric shock. The two post-connection tests are carried out when circuits are live. However, the tests are carried out by one trainee at a time under the supervision of an instructor.
Yes, we provide insulated, sturdy ladders at each rig to reach distribution boards, ceiling lights, smoke detectors, pull cord switches, etc. The instructor is always at hand to assist trainees that are nervous on ladders.
Yes, we have first aid trained and certified staff to assist trainees in the event of trips, slips or falls.
It is recommended that you bring an insulated, medium sized blade screwdriver, an insulated medium sized Philips screwdriver, an insulated terminal screwdriver, and insulated pliers.
Yes, they are provided, but it is recommended that students bring a note book to keep notes for future reference.
Yes, there is ample free off road parking within the grounds of our training centre.
Yes, the training centre is about 3km from the M50. Please check our Get in Touch
section, or Google Maps for directions.
We do not have facilities to accept Visa cards. Cheques and cash are acceptable.
The certificates are sent by post from London, and usually arrive within two weeks from the day a student successfully passes the exams.
Yes, females are very welcome, and we are giving a 10% discount for the first 20 females that attend our courses.
iSkill does not use a small, portable board to teach the course. We use 6m long x 2.2m high Rigs fixed in situ . Each student works individually on a designated Rig.
Yes, iSkill offers individual private courses to students who would like to do the course on their own with a private instructor.
Students are notified by phone within one week.
If you contact us with your details, we will be able to advise you.
The course usually starts at 8:30am, and finishes between 5:00 and 6:00pm.
Yes, the courses run every week, except Christmas week.