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68 reviews, average rating: 4.9
”I found the site on the internet and although the venue was 89 miles from home the initial course description appealed to me and I booked on the next available course. I have attended many courses in the past and would not normally write a review. However this course was exceptional, it was very informative the content was well balanced between practical and theory. I particularly liked the practical sessions where we tested a variety of electrical appliances, many with well hidden faults to test our new skills. Nothing was too much trouble for the Trainer who gave me some excellent tuition on my own testing unit. 10 out of 10 for me, well worth the 89 miles and I would certainly recommend the course for both content and value for money.“
Steve, Go Plant Ltd, Loughborough.
”I found the course very useful as it explained the reasons why PAT testing is so important and the many pitfalls associated with this. The Trainer was also excellent as he performed many PAT tests and had many examples to illustrate the points raised helping the information gained sink in. In addition to this the trainer also spent time with me after the course showing me how to use the PAT tester my company had which was very valuable.“
Andrew, Rail Door Solutions, Milton Keynes.
”The course was very well run. It combined both an in depth theoretical training side with a practical session. The course lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and were able to answer any questions not only from the theory side but also from the experience of carrying out the work in the field. We were also well provided for during the day.“
Richard, AV Services Limited, Essex.
”The course was very informative giving all necessary information needed for relevant testing. The instructor was very helpful and obliging.“
Allan, Epton Leisure Limited, Norfolk.
”I found the course to be of an excellent standard. The tutor was very knowledgeable and answered some awkward questions from me having been in the electrical business for more than 40 years.“
Alan, AA Electrical, Kent.
”I took part in this course as part of a way to furthering my future options. I was very happy with the teaching process. I started with very limited electrical knowledge I was helped in everything I needed in a friendly and professional way. Thank you.“
Gavin, Iron Craft Creations, Hertfordshire.
”I found the course very relaxed and very informative. The tutor was very approachable. The pace of the course I found suited my learning speed in spite of my senior years. It is many years since I have attempted do such a course and at first I felt a little out of my depth in spite of my extensive electrical knowledge as a T.V. engineer, however the relaxed approach soon allowed me to find my feet. At the end of the day I felt that the experience had been worth while even if I had failed the exam. However its nice that I did not.“
Len, Bourne Technical Services, Lincolnshire.
”All really good, very happy with the service, would recommend to anyone and would use them again.“
Seth, Hamble Distribution Ltd, Ipswich.
”I was a little apprehensive about taking this course as I had had very little electrical experience except what I remembered from physics at school some 30 years ago. I had no need to worry. From initial enquiries through to completing the course, the staff at Plugtest were as helpful as I could have hoped for. The training was carried out in very comfortable surroundings with a very happy and relaxed atmosphere. We were all well fed and watered and I enjoyed a good nights' accommodation at the local pub along with another couple of lads on the same course. Chinese was excellent. As for the course material, it was very well presented with plenty of practical hands-on testing. I was particularly impressed with our tutor (Robert) who would answer any question and would take the time to explain anything that was difficult to understand in a friendly and non-condescending manner, even though I was sure he'd been asked a thousand times before. He even took the time to recommend a suitable testing machine for any specific application that you had. In summary, I would highly recommend this course to anyone, no matter what experience they have. A first-class experience Plugtest. Thank you. Oh, and by the way, I passed!!“
Mark, Proglaze Installations Limited, York.
”Very pleased with the exceptional standard of the training course. Robert explained all aspects very clearly & dealt with all questions in a friendly & helpful manner. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!“
Douglas, Vale Holiday Parks, Ceredigion.
”Myself and one other from the company attended the 1 day City and Guilds course with Plugtest. The trainer was superb. He managed to clarify and get across everything we needed to know whilst making it a very entertaining day! I would recommend Plugtest training courses to anyone wanting to learn to PAT Test properly.“
Keith, A&C Hamilton, Preston.
”The course was excellent, really informative. The trainer was friendly and fitted everything into a hard 1 day course.“
John, CRS Electrical Services, Wigan.
”The course was both informative and enjoyable. I would recommend anyone to attend the formal course prior to taking the City & Guilds Exam and performing practical In-service Inspection and Testing. Even fully competent persons will gain something from the course with regard to working procedure and the requirements relating to documented records.“
E Williams, EDI Services, Somerset.
”Very useful and interesting course.“
Dave, Vinci Technology Centre, Leighton Buzzard.
”Very informative and helpful. It helped all of us to get a good knowledge of why, what and how to PAT test equipment. Rob was very knowledgeable on the subject and able to answer all the questions. The hands on time was very helpful for practice purposes and also to determine that our old equipment just is not good enough anymore for what we have to keep records of. Thanks for the help.“
Sam, Wycliffe UK Ltd, High Wycombe.
”Our company is always looking at ways to reduce it's costs without affecting performance or safety. We had previously outsourced our PAT testing to a local company, but myself and a colleague were given the opportunity to undertake a course in this area so we could maintain our company's PAT testing. We contacted Plugtest, who were able to tailor a course for our needs, and also able to travel and perform the training on-site. The training was very clear and thorough, and even with very basic knowledge of electrical components prior to the course, we both left with a good understanding of what PAT testing exactly involved. I would highly recommend Plugtest to anyone who wishes to undertake a course in PAT Testing.“
Johnathan, Ball Colegrave Ltd, Oxfordshire.
”I found the Plugtest PAT testing course to be very informative. The training given was easy to understand and the practical demonstrations were invaluable. I would not hesitate in recommending this course to anyone.“
John, ALN Printed Circuits Ltd, Birmingham.
”Very friendly environment to be able to walk into on your first morning. The course was well explained and never felt as if I couldn't stop him and ask if things could be explained again....and again.....and again (Sorry Rob). All questions were answered clearly and to the point. There was also plenty of info concerning which equipment to buy and what is best suited to our individual needs. The food was also first class. Thanks guys.“
Matt, Swan Construction, Essex.
”Very well presented course, although the 2 days were pretty full on but worth it. Good teacher as well who explained things well and was very patient. “
Laurie, Letserv Inventories ltd, Cambridgeshire.
”An excellent starter course for people with very little prior electrical knowledge. A lot of content to take in, all of which was explained clearly and in good detail. Thank you Plugtest, I wasn't expecting to get 100%!!“
Chris, Midland Filtration, Nottingham.
”I thought the coarse was well presented and that the information that was given to us was clear and well laid out. The buffet was also of a good standard.“
Paul, Gaming Leisure Installs, Kent.
”The one day City & Guilds Pat-test course was very intensive, but was conducted in an easy going format. Rob was extremely helpful and happy to explain on a one to one basis as and when required. The food and drink that was supplied was first rate. We would definitely use plugtest again in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone that is looking into training. “
Dean, McVeigh Parker & Co Ltd, Kent.
”I really enjoyed my PAT testing course and my trainer was really good. The first day I struggled to understand anything as I haven't even changed a fuse before but my trainer was so helpful and patient and worked hard to explain everything to me in more detail that I luckily passed the test and now I have 150 + plugs to test but got a pay rise out of it. “
Holly, Torus Insurance, London.
”I trained with Plugtest in December 2009 and was very impressed with all aspects of the two day course. Our trainer (Robert) was an excellent trainer and thanks to him & his knowledge I passed the City & Guilds exam with flying colours. I would not hesitate to recommend Plugtest to anyone considering PAT training. “
Richard, Homeleaves Energy, West Sussex.
”Great training day. Rob is a nice easy going guy who put all present at ease, whilst instilling the knowledge required.“
Steven, Oxyjet UK, Lincolnshire.
”I enjoyed the day, excellent course. Rob was spot on, thanks again.“
Paul, P.N.Electrical, Merseyside.
”I would just like to say what an amazing experience I had in completing this course. As the only female on the course I was made to feel very welcomed and at all times felt at ease. The tutor was excellent, his style of teaching was brilliant. I found it a very good two days and am very pleased that I did it. The environment in where the course took place was very relaxing and the food provided was very nice too. In all the whole experience is one I would recommend to anyone and everyone.“
Caz, South Yorkshire.
”Congratulations to Plugtest. The training facilities and the friendliness of the staff are first rate, from the very first meeting to the final farewell at the end of this 2 day course. Everything that was needed was provided from excellent training materials to nice lunches and free flowing refreshments. I had no formal experience of electrical work, some on the course had experience, this was no problem as Robert presented the course content in an excellent easy to understand way which was much appreciated. “
”An excellent course, thorough and with the right mixture of talks and practical activities. “
”Attended the 2 day course just as well more to PAT Testing than I realized. The course was well structured. The course notes were sent out before the course started which gave time to start thinking about studying again. Would have preferred more hands on instruction as this is a new venture for me, but saying that managed to get to grips with actual testing of the appliances. There was also a good selection of testers to choose from and this enabled me to choose the PAT Tester for my business. Recommend this course if you are thinking of starting your own PAT Testing service. “
James, J.M. PATMAN.
”Very well presented course, with a good emphasis on the common-sense needed to perform testing. Also, the instructor in particular gave attention to those 'trappy' type of questions, which made the actual exam seem more straightforward. One small moan, I got lost on the way there, probably due to the lack of signposting around Beaconsfield services, so maybe special directions need emphasizing (I was using a RoutePlanner print-out too!).“
Dave, Newgold Ltd, Surrey.
”The pre-course material was excellent and good preparation for the actual course. The tutor explained everything clearly and was happy to answer any questions. We also had the opportunity to look at the various types of tester available. The Worcester venue was easy to find and set in lovely surroundings. The buffet lunch was excellent. I would be happy to recommend the course to others, both for the standard of teaching and the guarantee that the course would not be cancelled even if the course numbers dropped below the expected.“
”First I would like to thank Rob the tutor, 10 out of 10. The course was by far the best I have been on. I would highly recommend the 2 day course as it covers every aspect of pat testing. I’ve just done my first PAT for a company which I felt very confident doing thanks to Plugtest. Once again 10 out 10, cheers guys.“
Paul, Fuzed PAT Services.
”I found the course that I attended, both informative & interesting. Held in pleasant surroundings. I think the two day course was best for older people like myself. “
”The course attended was very well presented by a knowledgeable trainer who was able to give practical advice and instruction. There was a variety of testing machines available to carry out practical tests with and the trainer was able to offer an opinion for each without trying to sell the most expensive option. The training room provided was comfortable with plenty of refreshments available. Very good course and very well presented, would recommend to anyone!“
Martyn, Belmont Press Ltd, Northampton.
”Excellent course. Robert kept it interesting and moving and was clear in what he was saying. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. Thanks “
Alaric, The Sound Team, Cambridgeshire.
”I attended the course with no knowledge or experience of PAT testing and to be fair I came away more knowledgeable and confident in how to correctively, effectively and safely test equipment in line with the IEE regulations. Rob, the instructor clearly knew his craft and he explained the course content thoroughly. I must add that some of the C&G questions are a little ambiguous, however, this is a matter for C&G and not Plugtest. I received my C&G certificate only 12 days after sitting the exam. All in all a good course and I have already recommended two friends to study through you, any chance of commission???? “
Craig, Tacra-Test, Telford.
”Very good course good pace and instructor kept it interesting, food was good as well. “
William, Processors And Growers Research Organisation, Middlesex.
”I thought the pace of the day was just right. Robert kept things moving along when covering aspects everyone was already familiar with but gave good in-depth responses to any questions on points raised with good practical examples and advice. Venue was very comfortable and food was a lot better than anticipated. Would recommend highly.“
”Very enjoyable day, great tutor(Rob), relaxed surroundings.“
”I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Plugtest as everybody was very helpful from start to finish and I would recommend them as a PAT testing trainer. Rob was spot on with all the questions and his expert knowledge was amazing, it was like he knew everything!!!!!!! The training day was fast paced but enjoyable, the food was very good. Without Plugtests training I would still be unemployed as I was made redundant in August and now with the City and Guilds 2377 qualification I have started up my pat testing business. Thanks Plugtest.“
Steve, Gunn's Portable Appliance Testing, Kent.
”Very Good Course, very informative.“
Tom, ServiceMaster, Cambridgeshire.
”By far the best course I have attended in Years. Facilities, tutor, content were extremely good and well presented. Top marks and great value.“
John, PRM, Cannock.
”Excellent trainer, with good training skills, impressed with the materials supplied etc. The room a bit small for the amount of people in it. Only real negative was the trainer not asking for someone not to spend most of the morning, booking football tickets on his phone, was very distracting for other people on the course.“
Darren, Van de Roos, Huntingdon.
”An excellent course. Learnt loads and Rob was an excellent tutor. Facilities and food were good too.“
Adriano, Mirror Image, Cambridge.
”A well structured event - Thank you. The venue is conducive to a good day - no noisy traffic or machinery clattering away to distract. The refreshments are superb - good coffee and an excellent buffet lunch. Getting a result on the day is great - no waiting for the postman to arrive.“
Robert, Seco Tools, Warwickshire.
”Excellent, well structured course. Lots of time to ask questions and lots of hands on practical training with a variety of PAT testing machines. Excellent training facility and instructor to match. I now have the skills and confidence to form my own PAT testing business.“
”I attended this course with a basic knowledge of electricity and wondered if I might struggle. I need not have worried as your tutor Robert Bullimore led the day in a manner that made it very easy to take in the large amount of information that the course contained. I have to say that i thought the course was excellent and that I left feeling that I was competent to carry out PAT Testing in my place of work. Keep up the good work.“
Geoff, James Hornsby High School, Essex.
”I thought the trainer was knowledgeable, hands on and told us what we need to know without any faff. I felt that the trainer allowed me to work at my own pace and answered all questions that I had. I felt that it was worth me doing the course with Plugtest and will happily endorse Plugtest to my friends.“
”I would recommend Plugtest to anyone, The manual they emailed me is very good It enabled me to study and test myself before going on the course. The tutor on the day of the course was very good and made things easy to understand. It was all very friendly & nothing seemed to much trouble. The buffet supplied was very nice & plentiful & tea & coffee was available all day. I pass my test with 100% pass thanks to Plugtest, & the cherry on the top was that it was the cheapest course out of all the companies that run these courses. I recommend them 100%“
”Excellent course, informative, interesting and covered enough information for me to feel confident (& competent) when performing PAT tests. The course was well planned from booking at the start, to receiving the certificate at the end.“
Tasos, Tyco, Romford.
”Great course well worth the fee, explained in clear terms with good practical examples which made it easy to understand. Great facilities and lunch.“
”I enjoyed the course, which was conducted in a relaxed informal manner, but systematically covered the subject. It greatly helped having already read the course manual and IEE Code of Practice, which meant I had my questions already prepared. Speaking to the other participants it appeared that some had been sent on the course by their employers and didn't even know of the existence of these documents, which put them a disadvantage. Perhaps you need to emphasise the value of reading these documents beforehand.“
”Very well structured course and presented well. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it fullfilled all of my goals at that time. I would recommend Plugtest for training.“
David, DEC Engineering, Sheffield.
”Fully knowledgable course from start to finish. Very easily explained, even if you are not a trained electrician beforehand. Fully recommend Plugtest for training in PAT testing. Highly freindly, fully knowledgable cannot express enough.“
David, Emerald House Services, Northants.
”Excellent course, great result and superb support afterwards when I needed it. Excellent value with good course material, knowledgeable trainer and lunch included. I would recommend the PlugTest PAT training course. “
”The course was very well presented and the training materials were excellent. Rob was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. On the whole, the course was a very pleasant experiance.“
”Fantastic course. Tutor was very knowlgeable on the subject and made it fun. Although the buffet wasn't up to much it was still a worth while course to do. “
”The course was very informative, the instructor made it very interesting and easy to understand. I would certainly recommend the course to others who are interested.“
Stephen, Walker Timber, West Lothian.
”Excellent course with the main aspect concentrating on the practical side of PAT testing and the problems likely to be encountered in doing so. Very knowledgeable trainer and a very informal atmosphere made the learning process a lot easier. Also the food was very good and the whole thing was excellent value for money. My only criticism would be that it was a little difficult to find the actual building once we got there, and although there was signage, it was not very obvious.“
”Course was fine. And the lecturer was very interactive. It was not an easy course but having finished it, it feels that it was worth it. Exams were challenging. Study material was sufficient though the Code of Practice is very confusing by nature.... In general I enjoyed the course and I would strongly recommend it.“
Joao, Serco, Derby.
”I wouldn’t normally write a review on a course I had been on, however in this case I will. On attending my course venue I immediately found the tutor there to greet all attendees with a smile, cup of tea and a biscuit ...Good start ...There was just 6 people on the course so you got that one to one from the tutor if needed, each section of the course was broken down into plain non complicated English and easy to understand diagrams, there was a friendly relaxing attitude to the course and no pressure, practical examples to testing, mock exams and your own practical followed, needless to say after the 2 day course(excellent lunches!!) the exam was taken and all 6 of us passed. Plugtest are with their courses in the words of Tina Turner "Simply The Best".“
Paul, PATLEC, Sheffield.
”A good course overall, very well presented in a thorough and understanding way with practical examples both theory and hands on. The theory and its relevance was very well covered and I left feeling a lot more confident. Updated my knowledge of the legislation which was good.“
”I would recommend plug test for PAT training without hesitation. The course was conducted in a fast and friendly manner and the training was very comprehensive. Added to the the offer of support after training is very welcome.“
”Excellent location (Huntingdon) and very in depth course, nothing too much trouble, really enjoyed it and it was great to get the City and Guilds at the end.“
”I attended C&G 2377-22 course run by Plugtest. The instructor called Terry was excellent, he imparted the information in a professional manner while managing to make it entertaining. The venue at Sparsholt Agricultural College was good (love the smell of the countryside!) and the lunch provided was good. Certificate was a bit slow coming but I put that down to the fact it was Christmas and City and Guild being on holiday? Thoroughly recommend Plugtest.“
”Excellent course delivered by a very experienced and knowledgeable trainer. Enjoyed the two day course to successfully gain the City & Guilds qualification. Highly recommended.“
”Rob was excellent and new his subject. Brilliant course, would recommend it to anybody.“
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