Test & Inspection

Under UK legislation, persons working with electricity must be competent. The CITO 2 day electrical maintenance, test and inspection, course has been designed to cover the relevant skills that will provide the caravan service technician the level of competence appropriate to carry out electrical work on touring caravans and motorhomes.

This course should be seen as the minimum standard for anyone working on electrical systems within the caravan industry as a service technician.


+/- What will I cover on the course?

The service technician will cover all relevant aspects of electrical safety, test and inspection; including the following:

  • electrical safety legislation and regulations;
  • protection from electric shock, fire and burns, and the maintenance of safe systems of work;
  • determine circuit protection and understand what to earth and what to bond;
  • inspecting and testing the electrical system of a touring caravan or motorhome;
  • the use of electrical testing equipment; and
  • completing appropriate documentation.

The course is a combination of classroom based learning and practical work assessment. By the end of the 2 day course, the service technician will be able to demonstrate that he/she can work safely and competently with electrical equipment and systems as appropriate to their work. The course will provide persons with the necessary skills to inspect and test electrical systems, and to issue a condition report. Upon successful completion of the course the service technician will receive a City & Guilds certificate in the Electrical Maintenance of Touring Caravans and Motorhomes.

The course is suitable for both first time learners and technicians familiar with electrical work. Technicians with previous electrical qualifications should still consider taking this course as the programme is specific to touring caravans and motorhomes, and should be seen as complementary to other previous electrical qualifications. This qualification is a lifetime award and allows the technician to demonstrate that he/she has the necessary skills to work with electrical equipment. However, legislation governing electrical work is continually evolving; it is, therefore, recommended that the technician update his/her qualification on a regular basis (at least every 5 years) in order to keep up to date and to demonstrate awareness and understanding of the regulations as they develop.

There is progression from this programme to our 2 day LV/ELV Systems and Equipment course. Further information is available on our website or alternatively please do not hesitate to call us.

Please note, that this programme is suitable for technicians working on touring caravans or motorhomes. The physical training on the course may take place on either type of unit.


+/- Prices, dates and venues


Per learner



Dates & Venues


08 & 09 September 2015 Warrington, Cheshire

 Limited Availibility

13 & 14 October 2015 Hurst Green, Sussex


21 & 22 October 2015 Preston, Lancashire


17 & 18 November 2015 Thornaby, Stockton on Tees

 Limited Availibility

01 & 02 December 2015 Errol, Perthshire


DATES COMING SOON - more dates for the autumn and 2016 will be published in late August. Please keep checking this page for updates.

CITO rely on the good will of host workshops to deliver the training regionally for the convenience of as many people as possible.  We are actively looking for host workshops where we can deliver the training.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on hosting requirements if you feel you would be in a position to host.  Dates and Locations will appear on the website as soon as they become available.

+/- Book on a course


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To book on the course, please return a printed application form to us by post, fax or email. Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions before making your booking.

The National Caravan Council (NCC) will no longer be providing SkillsActive with core funding from the end of May 2014. This funding has supported the delivery cost of training to the industry and allowed us to offer NCC members a discounted rate. Unfortunately, from the 1st June, we will no longer be able to offer a member rate.


Contact Us

Caravan Industry Training

2nd Floor, 5 Alexandra Terrace

Alexandra Road



GU11 3HU


Tel: 01252 310 540

Fax: 01252 310 533

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