PAT Testing Courses

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PAT Testing Experts

Plugtest is a specialist PAT training company. We offer a range of courses designed to provide you with the practical skills and technical knowledge essential for portable appliance testing. Whether you are a corporate customer looking to carry out your testing in house, or an individual looking for new skills or a career change, we have a course to suit you.

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Our Locations

We run courses from 16 locations across the UK. Find the nearest to you.

Our Courses

PAT Competent Person Course:

This is a one day course designed to equip you with the necessary practical skills and knowledge required to carry out PAT testing. The course is based on the IET Code of Practice and is made as practical as possible with the emphasis on hands on learning. Students gain practical experience through testing a wide variety equipment and will receive a Certificate of Competence upon completion of a practical assessment. No previous electrical knowledge or qualifications are required. This course is suitable for anyone looking to carry out the inspection and testing of electrical equipment (PAT testing) in the workplace. We cover the inspection and testing of all electrical equipment, from small portable appliances and IT equipment to industrial machinery. We provide a variety of test instruments for use during the course, but students are also welcome to bring their own test equipment to use. All students receive a comprehensive training manual and will have access to our technical helpline for advice and guidance on any aspect of PAT testing following the course.

City & Guilds 2377:

We also run a City & Guilds 2377-77 course for those that require a recognised qualification. This qualification is not a legal requirement for PAT testing, it is aimed mainly at those already working within the electrical industry looking to progress their career, or those looking to start a business in electrical equipment maintenance and testing. The course is run over two days and makes use of practical examples wherever possible to cover the 2377-77 syllabus. The course includes a City & Guilds practical assessment and exam. There are no prerequisites, however we recommend those attending have good understanding of basic electrical principles. Students will also have access to our training manual and mock exams to study at home prior to attending.

Safe Isolation Workshop:

Our safe isolation course is run as a half day practical workshop. The course covers the safe systems of work and procedures for identifying, isolating and locking-off electrical circuits for maintenance or repair. The course is primarily geared towards non-electricians such as plumbers and maintenance engineers that require the practical skills and knowledge to be able to work with electrical installations safely. The course is also ideally suited to those undertaking PAT testing on fixed electrical equipment that require an understanding of safe isolation procedures for disconnection of the supply prior to testing.

On-Your-Site Training:

We can also organise courses at your premises. The onsite training allows us to tailor the course content to meet your own particular requirements and offer practical advice specific to your workplace. We make the course as practical as possible with plenty of hands-on training. As well as being convenient, our onsite training often works out the best value option if you have a number of people to train.

Why Choose Plugtest

  • Knowledgeable and experienced training staff
  • Small class sizes, maximum 8 people
  • Plenty of hands-on training
  • Telephone support service following the training
  • Training manuals provided to all delegates
  • Pre course study material available
  • High City & Guilds pass rates