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Combining together a mix of theory and practical work, this PAT testing competency training course will give you the skills you need to safely test portable appliances in the UK


  • Course Duration: 1 Day (Morning and Afternoon Sessions) – 9AM to approx 4:30PM
  • What’s Included? – Lunch and refreshments, Comprehensive Course Notes, Personalised Certificate, PAT Reference Card with Useful Reminders and £20 off any PAT Tester or PAT Testing Kit at Tester.co.uk.
  • Assessment – 20 question examination (open book)
  • Qualification Gained: Certificate of Competency in PAT Testing

About the PAT Testing Competency Course

Interested in learning to PAT test? This PAT Testing Competency Course is the ideal way to learn both the theory behind PAT testing and to gain hands-on practical experience of using PAT testers.

First thing’s first: you do NOT have to be a qualified electrician to complete this course.

Absolutely anyone can PAT test, provided they have the necessary knowledge to do so competently. If you have absolutely no prior electrical experience, that’s no problem – our professional tutors will ensure you understand every aspect of how PAT testing works, ranging from the basics of electrical theory to actually using the testers in practical applications.

Available nationwide at several different locations throughout the year, our PAT testing competency course has been taught to hundreds of people from a wide variety of career sectors. No matter what your background is you’ll be able to understand this course and gain the knowledge you need to PAT test yourself.

Note: this is not the City and Guilds accredited 2377-77 course. If interested in the City and Guilds route, please click this link.

Who Should Take This PAT Training Competency Course?

PAT testing competency is open to absolutely anyone. Even if you don’t have any electrical experience, you can attend this course and our tutors will teach everything in such a way that it is easy to understand.

We strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to PAT test. It is ideally suited for those who want to start their own PAT business, or for existing businesses who would like to train staff members to PAT test in order to save money on outsourcing to contractors.

This course is ideal for:

  • Landlords who need to PAT test their tenant’s equipment
  • Those interested in starting a PAT testing company
  • Handymen/janitors within schools/educational environments
  • Office workers who want to save money and PAT test their own equipment
  • Charities and shop owners who deal with recycled electrical goods
  • Absolutely anyone else who has portable appliances in the workplace

Remember – anyone can PAT test.

What’s In the Course?

Taking place over a single day, PAT testing competency includes a mix of classroom-based theory work plus the practical experience of using PAT testers to test portable appliances for safety.

The course aims to develop your understanding of what PAT testing is, the importance of it, the requirements placed upon you as a business/contractor and other associated factors. It also covers the IET Code of Practice (the industry-standard regulation book for PAT testing), basic electrical theory and will give you plenty of hands-on time with several PAT testers.

Upon completion of the content, you’ll take a multiple-choice, open-book examination. If you pass this exam, you’ll receive your Certificate of Competency in PAT testing and be able to PAT test safely.

Course Reading Material

We recommend (although it isn’t essential) purchasing a copy of the IET Code of Practice

This book is the industry-standard regulatory guidebook for PAT testing in the UK, and is an excellent accompaniment to what you’ll learn during this training course. The book is sold from pattesters.co.uk, our dedicated PAT testing equipment website.

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