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PAT Testing Training Course

Learn how to test portable electrical appliances. 

This 2-day Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) course, also known as Electrical Equipment Testing (EET), is certified by City & Guilds (2377). Training is designed for those involved in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment and/or managing the process. 

Successful candidates will be able to ensure that electrical equipment meets the latest safety standards.

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Course cost

£295.00 exc. VAT

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Course duration

2 days


City & Guilds

Course information

This PAT Testing course delivers the knowledge, skills and competency required to undertake portable appliance testing (PAT)/electrical equipment testing (EET) in accordance with the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. 

The 2-day course covers everything you need to achieve a Level 3 Award in Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing (2377) from City & Guilds and includes both theoretical and practical elements. 

Our expert trainers will take you through the practical disciplines and formal recording processes, as well as preparing you for the multiple-choice online City & Guilds 2377 exam. There will also be a short practical assessment.


There are no formal pre-requisites, however, you should be familiar with electrical systems and the hazards of electricity.

Candidates will require the IET Code of Practice. We can provide this book for you at cost - please contact our training department team on 01969 666111 for further details.

Training, assessment and certification and all other course materials are included. 

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The course consists of 2 days in-centre training. 

Successful candidates will receive their City & Guilds certificate approximately four to six weeks following completion of the course.

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This 2-day PAT testing training course covers the following:

  • Electrical Safety.
  • Regulations role and responsibilities.
  • Insulation and earthing.
  • Classification of appliances.
  • Preliminary Inspection, test precautions.
  • Using a Portable Appliance Tester.
  • Essential tests.
  • Optional tests.
  • Labelling tests.
  • Reporting and recording results.
  • Implementing a test programme.
  • Practical assessment.
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PAT testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, is not a legal requirement in the UK. However, it is strongly recommended by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a way to prevent electrical hazards in the workplace. Regulations such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require employers to maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition, and PAT testing is one way to achieve this.

PAT testing can be carried out by individuals who are competent and have the necessary knowledge and skills. We recommend that individuals who perform PAT testing should have received appropriate training to ensure they can accurately assess and test electrical equipment. This training includes courses and certification in PAT testing procedures.

PAT test results don't have a specific expiration date. The safety of electrical equipment can change over time so regular retesting is essential. The interval between tests should be determined by a risk assessment and the guidelines set for different types of equipment.

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