PAT Test Training Courses in Dartford

Our Course follows the IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th Edition). as set out by The IET iee cop 4th edition.

IET Institute of Electrical Engineers

Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) Course

Course Overview

To be able to carry out Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) you will need to gain and demonstrate competency. This certificate allows you to test appliances, schedule when this needs to be carried out and covers how you generally administer the asset registers. You will also be able to carry out both visual inspections.

The need to gain this qualification is due to The Electricity at Work Regulations Act, 1989 that states that "as may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger". This one day course covers everything you need to know about PAT Testing and how to carry this out. It will also cover current legislation.

This course also covers the Management of electrical equipment maintenance. This is enables you to manage the PAT testing of appliances for an organisation as well as being able to simply carry out the PAT testing.

This management of PAT testing has, for some time now, been considered to be an integral part of the requirements for any commercial organisation and is designed to ensure the correct management for the protection of users from the dangers of electrical appliances.

Our Courses comply and follow the The Code of Practice (CoP) for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (ISITEE)


Who is this qualification for?

There are no pre-entry requirements to attend this course. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of electrical theory and principles or the understanding of electrical terminologies.

It is also suitable for anyone who is involved in electrical installations, whether they are involved in the domestic, industrial or commercial electrical installation industry.

This course is designed for anyone including practicing Electrical Installers, Building Maintenance Personnel, Fire Alarm Installers and anyone else who has the desire to learn the hands-on, practical skills to be able to work carry out PAT Testing.

All candidates will undertake a practical assessment. All candidates will be given their results directly at the end of the examination.

The benefits of attending this course with PTS Training are numerous and include the fact that after the course every candidate will be able to carry out PAT Testing in a professional manner and provide their clients with advice on PAT Testing and develop their business interests.

PTS Training courses ensure that candidates are trained to the high standards required by the building services and Electrical Industries. They help to support and provide a skilled and flexible workforce that gives our students the best preparation for their future career.

PAT Course Agenda

Why we PAT test
Health & safety
Blame culture
Fire risk
Electric shock
Levels of checks or inspections
Definition of portable appliances
Classes of electrical equipment
Protection, Identification
Visual inspection – Plug, Cable, Casing
Cable CSA ratings
Multiway adapters

Coffee Break

Pat tester tests
Description and principles
Set up
Earth tests
Insulation resistance
Earth leakage
Touch leakage
Current test
Flash test
Microwave leakage inspection
Working out earth resistance
Health & safety when testing
Convert amps / watts/ kva
Risk Assessments
Recommended frequency of testing
Recording the results
Rogues gallery
RCD tester
Verbal assessment

Lunch break

Practical pat testing - Demonstrations – Practices - Practical assessment

We will now put the theory into practice. The afternoon session is all about Practical PAT testing

If you have your own PAT tester, we will train you on your model.
If you do not have your own you can use one of ours, free of charge. (we can also advise you on a suitable tester for your needs)


The assessment will begin once you are confident and we will coach you to that level before we assess you. 

Student Support

PTS Training is committed to the highest standards of customer focus and technical expertise, with a host of benefits including:

Specialist, professionally qualified teaching staff with a wealth of industry experience.

Online and Phone support for all student questions and queries even after the course.

We train students from anywhere in the UK

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Who can carry our PAT testing ...

There is no legal requirement for PAT Testers to have a formal qualification, such as City & Guilds

PAT testing or Portable Appliance Testing is a standardized process that is used to test different electrical appliances. This test is specially designed to make sure that an electrician will be able to determine whether your electrical appliances are functioning the way they should be. However, it is necessary for the electrician to have undergone Portable Appliance Testing training in order to be eligible to carry out the tests. 

The duties that are expected to be performed by a PAT tester include not only basic tasks such as visual analysis of electrical appliances but also more technically demanding tasks such as the testing insulation resistance, checking for earth leakages as well as presenting the obtained results in comprehensive report format. We also provide a full range of industry approved PAT testing equipment from reputed manufacturers.

PAT Training Prices 

Our PAT Training courses, delivered

to you, at your place of business. 

Anywhere in the UK 

Quantity of Candidate  |  Prices 

1 Candidate

1-4  £397


7 £577
8 £637
9 £697
10 £757

* Open Course only

All prices subject to VAT

PAT  Training Courses near me

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We are proud to have clients, such as - 

 MOD, BT, YMCA, Norbert Dentressangle, Stobarts, Salvation Army, Sports Scotland, North Tyne-side Council, Mitie, Zimmer Ltd, Remploy Ltd, Venatrack Ltd, CAD Works Group Ltd, ThyssenKrupp, Shannanhan Engineering Ltd, Interereurope Ltd, Crowne Plaza Hotel- Gatwick, Bromley County Council, Hampshire County Council, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Hire Shops across the UK,

We regularly train electricians and non electricians, our course is aimed at your candidate's skill level, you do not need to have any prior knowledge before the course.

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PAT Training Course in the following towns

We have conducted PAT Training courses in the following towns

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