Millennium Academy

PAT Testing

This qualification will suit you if you are a practicing electrician either involved in, or looking to become involved in, the practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment (e.g. portable appliances). In a commercial environment, regulations insist that every item of electrical equipment is tested and certified as being safe to use. For electrical contractors this can be seen as a potentially lucrative new service to add – and one that is required by industry at all levels. The course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required to test portable electrical appliances with the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

PAT Testing

Course Content:

  • The Legal Requirement to Inspect and Test
  • Class I, II and III appliances
  • Safety Risks & Typical Faults
  • Frequency of Testing
  • Fuse ratings & Visual Inspections
  • Earth Continuity Testing
  • Insulation Resistance Testing
  • Functional and Load Testing
  • Testing Office PC’s & IT Equipment
  • Testing 110V Power Tools
  • Results and Maintenance Records
  • Statutory and non-statutory requirements relevant to the management of electrical equipment maintenance
  • Electrical units of measurement associated with in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment
  • How equipment construction and classification can reduce the risk of electrical shock
  • Processes and procedures for the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment
  • Conducting the combined inspection and testing of electrical equipment
    Required information for correct completion of documentation when conducting in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment


Entry Requirements:

It is expected that candidates attempting this qualification would be 18 years or more and familiar with electrical systems and hazards of electricity in order to satisfactorily complete this qualification.


Method of assessment:

50 Question Multiple Choice On-Line Exam Practical Assessment



City & Guilds PAT Testing (2377-22)


Duration of course

2 Days


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