Why take the C&G 2377 3 Day PAT Testing Course?

This 3 day PAT Testing electrical course is designed specifically for those with little or no electrical experience. The course content is identical to our 2377-22 & 32 PAT testing course but with an extra day to provide you with a foundation in the subject and increase your chances of passing first time.

If you have decided to study PAT Testing but do not have an electrical background, taking our 3 day PAT testing course will increase your overall understanding of how electrics works and is installed. This in turn ensures you have the best chance of success. 

We also offer 2 day PAT Testing Courses for those with some electrical knowledge:

Course Snapshot: A a mix of theory and practical training in PAT testing. Ideal for complete beginners and covers both the management and operators side of PAT testing.

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Pat Testing

Course overview

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 (over the age of 18) 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.

Kewtech PAT testers are used on this course and are available to purchase at Reception in our main centres (Leeds, Gatwick and Warrington) at a discounted price.

Course Content

Day 1

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.
  • Simple ohms law.
  • Simple power calculations
  • The nature and effects of electric shock.
  • Over current 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.

  • 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.


  • Short Practical Assessment
  • 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.
  • At the end of your training in centre you will be required to complete a log book of evidence showing when skills have been implemented in a working environment.

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course.

Course Book Required

We recommend if you have no electrical knowledge that you familiarise yourself with the book before you come on the course. Ideally if you read the contents page, glossary and the index and find out what the book covers overall this will help you when you start the course. If you are new to electrics you should be taking our 3 day PAT Testing Course.

  • Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th Edition) - ISBN 978-1849196260
We stock some books in our main centres, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. To buy books please call 01293 529777.

Frequently asked questions

Why do you run the course with an additional day?

This extra day is for a little introduction to electrical science which will help you will with your PAT testing qualification, however this extra day is for beginners or people not working in the electrical trade.

Do I need any experience?

There are no formal entry requirements however if you are a complete beginner we recommend the 3 day PAT course.

Where can I carry out PAT testing with the 2377?

Anywhere it is required (domestic, commercial).

Is it a good money earner?

PAT testing is a good additional revenue stream for in between bigger jobs.

Our locations

As well as the having multiple large sites, we also have a number of sites dedicated to delivering the 18th edition wiring regulations & PAT Testing courses.

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Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. The centre is just East of Leeds situated just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ
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Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY
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Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses  for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region. The new centre is based in Westwood Business Park right next...

Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS
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Our Mitre Court and Royce Road Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airey environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
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We currently offer 18th edition courses from Newcastle just north of the City Centre. We are based a just a short drive from Newcastle and Sunderland. However watch this space as we will add any new courses on offer to this page as they become available.

Holiday Inn, Jesmond Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 1PR
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Our Hertfordshire PAT Testing and 18th edition courses are delivered from the University of Hertfordshire Campus. This makes it easily accessible from North London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the home counties.

Business Park, The Fielder Centre, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield AL10 9TP
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London Euston

Our centre in Central London is based right next to Euston Station. We currently offer a few electrical courses from Central London. We do offer more courses from our London Gatwick Centres which are easily accessible b...

Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD
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