Course Overview

Learn how to PAT test with our experienced tutors at the Winchester PAT training course!

Absolutely anyone can PAT test!  There’s no electrical experience required, which means anyone can attend our Winchester PAT testing course, we will give you all the knowledge and experience you need to test electrical appliances safely.

This course is suitable for organisations who want to train someone in-house to do PAT testing themselves or is an ideal solution for those looking to start a PAT testing business. Easy to understand with a mix of both theory and practical work, this course focuses on building up your competency and will help you to understand how to use PAT testers correctly.

At ETC, we’ve trained hundreds of people from all professions in how to PAT test. Landlords wanting to test tenant’s equipment, office workers, managers, electricians – we’ve trained them all, and many have gone on to save hundreds every year by doing PAT testing in-house, rather than outsourcing.

Every attendee on this course will receive the following:

Handbook of PAT Testing This book breaks down everything you need to know about PAT testing. RRP £19.99!
Discount Voucher Get £20 off any PAT tester or PAT testing kit from
Course Notes
Ensures you’ll be up to speed with everything you learn
Personalised PAT Certificate When you’ve passed the course, you’ll receive your Certificate of Competency in PAT testing
Lunch and Refreshments You’ll break for your free lunch after the morning session. There’s also tea, coffee and juice available.
PAT Reference Card A handy reminder card with PAT testing advice. Ideal for a quick reminder when you’re testing yourself

Course Details

Course Details


Candidates who successfully pass the exam and practical aspects of the course will receive a Certificate of Competency awarded by PASS.


PAT courses last one day, from 9 am to 4 pm.


Premier Meetings Winchester
Caledonia House Easton Lane
Winnal Manor Road
SO23 0RS

What is covered in PAT training?

The aim of PAT training is to ensure that participants are competent and have the ability to carry out testing to the level demanded by statutory regulations.

People attending the PAT courses develop the necessary knowledge and skills through both practical and technical teaching carried out by highly skilled tutors.

Participants are taught a wide range of PAT related skills and knowledge. Firstly they learn why PAT testing has to be carried out, as well as the law and legal obligations relating to the procedure. They are also taught what is known as the ‘principles of electricity, which includes readings and measurements, voltage, current and resistance.

Safety is always an important issue, so ‘electrical danger’ is also covered, including the necessity and uses of earth wire and insulation. The course includes the various classifications and the differences between them.

The importance of the IET Code of Practice is taught, including its theoretical aspects and how to gather information from the code. Other topics cover the recording of results and how to use a tester on various appliances.


Candidates who successfully pass the exam and practical aspects of the course will receive a Certificate of Competency awarded by PASS.

Course Suitability


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 pre-requisites 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.

Essential Readings

Course Reading Material

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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