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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.

Course Duration: 1 Day (Morning and Afternoon Sessions) – 9 AM to approx 4:30 PM
Location: Mercure Livingston Hotel, Almondview, Livingston, EH54 6QB
Assessment – 20-question examination (open book)
Qualification Gained: Certificate of Competency in PAT Testing
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

PAT Testing course for basic electrical appliance testing work.

Course Outline

The PAT Testing Competency course is great for anyone who has been tasked with the responsibility of carrying out PAT Testing within their organisaton. The PAT Course gives the candidate both the knowledge and skills needed to carry out safe PAT Testing on all electrical appliances. The course contains both practical and theory modules and offers plenty of hands-on learning in real-life scenarios.

Course content

The course covers the following subjects:

  • The basic principles of electricity,
  • Classification of appliances,
  • Electrical dangers,
  • Legal requirements,
  • IET Code of Practice,
  • Recording results
  • How to use a PAT Tester machine effectively.

On completion of the course, successful candidates will be able to undertake PAT Testing with confidence, as well as being able to keep accurate test records and carry out PAT Testing for their own company and also as a service to other companies.


PAT courses are ideal for both industry newcomers and experienced professionals, as well as for those required to test PAT items or who have an interest in the subject.


There are no prerequisites required to sit this competency course.

PAT training is designed to suit people from a variety of backgrounds and careers. It is a cost efficient solution for those wanting to test their own office equipment. PAT training is also for individuals wanting to learn and develop new skills and enhance their career prospects.


The PASS PAT Testing competency course has a 20-question, open-book examination. All candidates will be closely monitored to ensure they possess a full understanding of the rules and regulations.


Successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Competence in PAT Testing awarded by PASS.


The course is one day long and runs from 09:00 – 16:00.

Essential Readings

Although not essential, an IET Code of Practice is recommended for this course, candidates will find it useful in their PAT testing careers.

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