PAT Testing 

City & Guilds: 2377-22 (Portable Applance Testing) 

Course duration: 2 days

Cost: £270 + VAT*

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the process of ensuring electrical appliances and equipment are in good condition and safe to use.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires all in service electrical equipment that is used at work and has the potential to cause injury to be maintained. This is why most organisations and landlords will require electrical appliances to be regularly PAT Tested.

For electricians this is a great additional service you can offer existing customers and as a way of generating new business. The course is also suitable for those looking to acquire the skills to be able to carry out inspection and testing services as a standalone business or to bring ‘in house’ as part of your organisations ongoing commitment to health & safety READ MORE...

The PAT Test Course is delivered from our Bromsgrove training centre. It will give you the necessary skills to formally inspect and test electrical equipment and portable appliances. You’ll learn about the inspection and testing process, associated paperwork and the technical knowledge to safely and accurately perform the required visual inspection and electrical tests.

The course covers all the theory and practical elements of Portable Appliance Testing and at the end of the course all successful delegates will receive an industry recognised City & Guilds certificate – City & Guilds 2377-22 enabling you to prove your competence inspecting and testing electrical equipment.

Course Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for the PAT Testing Course, however an understanding of basic electrical terms such as voltage, current, resistance and power are essential.  This is a Level 3 qualification and although PAT testing is considered to be relatively straight forward there is a lot to take in over the two days and delegates must be able to understand and retain technical information.


1 hour & 45 minute online, 50 question multiple choice examination

Instant results

Further Training:

For an additional fee of £65 +VAT, on successful completion of the 2377-22 you may wish to take the City & Guilds 2377-32 PAT management qualification.  This qualification is for those who are responsible for implementing and managing a maintenance regime as well supervising the inspection and testing process within an organisation.

Books & Equipment Required::

Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th Edition)

Scientific Calculator

Writing Equipment including highlighter pen and/or coloured tabs

* Course fees includes free parking, refreshments and lunch.

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PAT Testing Course Content:

Legal Requirements & Regulations

Duty Holders and Responsibilities

Managing a maintenance regime

Electrical Principles

Types of Equipment

Appliance Classes

Frequency of Tests

Labelling & Documentation

Inspection & Testing Practical