Key facts at a glance
Who’s it for?
This 3 Day PAT Testing course is designed specifically for those with little or no electrical experience. PAT testing courses are open to all from office managers to maintenance people. However if you are completely new to electrics and feel you may benefit from more time to understand PAT Testing then this is the course for you.
By booking this 3 Day course you will take both the 2377-22 and 2377-32 PAT testing exams. If for any reason you do not wish to book both exams please contact us to book this course rather than booking online.
For more information on both qualifications please see our 2 day 2377-22 / 32 course.
Why take this PAT Testing course?
Trade Skills 4U lead the way in electrical training in the UK. Although PAT testing courses are open to all, we have recognised and developed a three day course including an initial days training specifically designed to give you a grounding in the basics of electrics in relation to the PAT testing qualification. This extra day is offered at an exceptionally low cost compared to the rest of the course.
By taking this 3 day course you will have the greatest chance of success on the PAT testing exams. You will also learn both the skills to carry out PAT Testing as well as the management qualification.
Once qualified you will be able to offer PAT Testing services to a variety of customers. This can be a very lucrative service.
This course covers all of the same content as our City & Guilds 2377-22 & 2377-32 PAT Testing course but with the addition of a 1 day foundation to give you more of a grounding in the technical aspects of PAT Testing. On the first day you will learn:
What is electricity?
The SI units of measurement used when working with electricity.
Simply ohms law.
Simply power calculations
The nature and effects of electric shock.
Overcurrent protection (fuses and circuit breakers)
Earthing as a means of protection.
Use and operation of RCD’s
How conductor resistance effects disconnection times.
Terminology used in relation to PAT testing.
On Days 2 and 3
We take you through the practical disciplines and formal recording processes, as well as preparing you for the online City and Guilds 2377 exams.
Regulations role and responsibilities
Insulation and earthing
Classification of appliances
Preliminary Inspection, test precautions
Using a Portable Appliance Tester
Reporting and recording results
Implementing a test programme
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.
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.
Exam 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.
Text books required
You will be required to use the following book:
Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th Edition ISBN 978-1849196260
Please note that until the 7th February 2013 the Exam will be based on the 3rd edition book. Following this date it will be based on the 4th edition book.