PAT Testing Courses
The Portable Appliance Testing course or PAT testing course as it is more commonly known is one of our most popular courses as it does not require you to have any formal previous qualifications and once completed, will enable you to offer your services.
In the commercial setting, the law places a responsibility on all employers to ensure that the electrical equipment to be used by their staff and the public, should be fit for purpose and safe for use. Hence, all portable appliances have to be regularly checked and maintained by a competent person.
Although there are no formal requirements, it would be advantageous if you have a basic knowledge of electrical installation and its terminology, but if you are a complete novice to the industry, it may be advisable to undertake one of our workshops to help you get up to speed. There are three PAT testing courses on offer at our centre:
In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (City and Guilds 2377-22)
This course is designed for those who want to gain the 'practical' skills as well the theoretical knowledge to become proficient in delivering the testing and inspection of electrical portable appliances
Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment (City and Guilds 2377-32)
This course has been designed for those who wish to operate in the management aspect of delivering these services or managing the operatives conducting the in-service inspection and testing. (3 days)
Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing Of Electrical Equipment (PAT) (QCF) (EAL 600/4340/4)
This course has been designed for those that want to gain the skills and knowledge of delivering the in-service inspection and testing as well as the management aspects of the service.
This course(s) will run over 2/3 full days and will be classroom based. During these sessions you will cover the statutory and non-statutory requirements, the electrical units, how each class equipment is constructed, both the theory and practical elements of
the inspecting and testing and completion of the necessary documentation.
We will also be preparing you for the examination(s) that will take place on day 2 or 3 depending on the course you choose. You will be working through the course book and be provided with the necessary work pack, notes and past paper questions, as well as a timed mock test to fully prepare you for both the practical and theory exams. The final exam will be conducted as an open book, multiple choice computer based exam. The timed allowed and the number of questions will depend upon which of the above award you take, but on average you will face between 40-50 questions and be given 1 hour to 1 hour 45 minutes to complete.
Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th Edition ISBN978-1849196260