City & Guilds 2377-22 (Units 601 & 602)
Level 3 Award in the In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

City & Guilds 2377-22 is the recognised qualification for people undertaking the practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment (PAT Testing). The qualification is based on the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th edition, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. (2377-22 replaces the previous C&G qualification number 2377-12)

The qualification covers the key areas:

The law and scope of legislation
Understanding the statutory and non-statutory requirements
Scope of the legislation and the code of practice
Premises to which the regulations apply
HSE guidance relating to electrical equipment
Reasons for inspection and testing
Equipment construction and classification
Types of equipment
How electrical shocks can occur
Methods of equipment construction to prevent shocks
The effect of conductor resistance on disconnection times
RCD Protection
Inspection requirements
Frequency of inspection & testing
User checks
Requirements of a visual inspection
Combined inspection and testing
Tests suitable for equipment types and classifications
Types of test instruments and calibration requirements
SI units of measurement
Calculating protective conductor resistance of flexible cables
Earth continuity testing
Insulation resistance testing
Protective conductor/touch current test
Polarity checks
Functional and load checks
Testing RCDs
Tests for microwave ovens
Testing appliance cord sets
Requirements for equipment with high protective conductor current
Interpretation of test results
Requirements for documentation and labelling
Requirements for damaged or faulty equipment
Importance of record keeping
Recognising deteriorating equipment
Requirements for test instruments and calibration

The qualification is split into two separate modules. The first module (unit 602) is a practical where each student is assessed whilst inspecting and testing two pieces of equipment and completing the necessary paperwork. If preferred, candidates may use their own instruments for the practical assessment. The second module (unit 601), is a multiple choice exam. The exam is 1 hour 45 minutes and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Students may use the IET Code of Practice during the exam. Each module is worth 2 credits and students must pass both modules to receive the 2377-22 qualification.

Recommended Book List

IET Code of Practice

Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th Edition

A copy of the IET Code of Practice is required for the course and exam, a loan copy will be provided to candidates if required but we recommend purchasing your own copy for future reference. IET Code of Practice ≫

Exam Success

2377 exam success

Exam Success IEE Code of Practice, is a useful book written by the IET and City & Guilds. It includes revision help, tips and advice from examiners and a FAQ section, all of which are designed to reinforce understanding and increase candidate's confidence for the 2377 exam.

Plugtest training manual

Plugtest PAT book

All course delegates receive a course manual written specifically for the City & Guilds 2377 qualification. Students booking a course with us can download an electronic pdf copy of the manual to study at home prior to the course. Course manual ≫

City & Guilds 2377-32
Level 3 Award in the Management Requirements for the maintenance of Electrical Equipment.

The City & Guilds 2377 qualification has two separate awards, 22 & 32. The qualification is designed for candidates to take the award most suited to their job role. For the majority of candidates 2377-22 will be the most suitable award. 2377-32 is aimed at administrators with the responsibility for overseeing the maintenance of electrical equipment, but not carrying out the actual testing themselves. Unfortunately the qualification titles can be misleading. Many people incorrectly assume that the 2377-22 course does not cover the management requirements and they must also take the 2377-32 award. This is not the case. Both awards include all the same material on the management such as the legal requirements, safety obligations, frequency of testing, record keeping, appliance labels, calibration requirements, etc. In fact the majority of the syllabus is identical between the two awards. The main difference is 2377-32 does not include the practical assessment module, but does include some additional material on staff training requirements.