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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

Start: 22/11/2019

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 450.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

During your studies, you will cover areas such as inspecting and testing portable appliances, management of processes, and requirements for the maintenance of electrical equipment.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required. However, previous knowledge of electrical work would be a significant advantage to help you complete the course successfully.

Course Content

We take you through the practical disciplines and formal recording processes, as well as preparing you for the online City & Guilds 2377 exams. You will cover:

  • 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
  • Law and scope of relevant legislation
  • Types, use and testing of electrical equipment
  • Categories, frequency and practicalities of PAT testing
  • Procedures, documentation and user responsibility
  • Identify training required for PAT testing
  • Appropriate test instruments and how they are used

How will I be assessed?


A short Practical Assessment is required.

The 2377-22 PAT Testing exam consists of 50 questions with a time limit of 1 hour 45 minutes. This exam will be conducted at our centre in a comfortable environment.

The 2377-32 PAT Testing exam consists of 40 questions with a time limit of 1 hour 20 minutes. It follows completion of the 2377-22 exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No specialist equipment is required. However, some pre-study would be an advantage for all candidates.

What can I do after this course?


The qualification will enable candidates to undertake PAT testing on appliances.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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