PAT Training Centre
East Tyndall Street,
Tel. 01793 497181
Open / Public PAT training Courses
- 1 Day PAT Course (typically run it 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
- Follow IET Code of practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment (ISITEE) 5th Ed. .
- Public course, many locations in the UK.
- No previous electrical experience needed.
- Access to our learning zone after the course
- After course support as standard.
- Discounted PAT testers and accessories.
- Expert tuition
- Excellent PASS rates.
- Learn on your own PAT tester.
- Borrow a PAT tester for free if you don’t have one.
- UKRS accredited certification.
CARDIFF TRAINING CENTRE:The Maltings, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff Bay, CF24 5EZ
Towns and Cities Nearby
Cardiff | Newport | Bridgend, Swansea | Porthcawl | Neath | Aberdare | Pontypool
Frequently asked questions
Portable appliance testing commonly referred to as PAT testing is a systematic approach to ensuring your portable appliances are safe for continued use. A competent and trained person needs to make the decision of whether the item is safe and uses a variety of assessment methods.
We have recently seen self-study PAT testing courses online and our opinion is that although self-study online learning is great for certain subjects we feel PAT testing is not one of them.
We do offer tutor-led live online PAT testing courses that take a full day and has practical elements included – this is a great compromise between self-study and full face to face training.
A very common error is people call PAT testing PAC testing. PAT testing is Portable Appliance Testing.
We will run our PAT testing course anywhere, we regularly go to clients sites in England, Scotland and Wales. We also have run courses in Europe for some of our customers.
PAT testing is the process of ensuring the appliance is safe, the process that we need to follow to make the decisions that an appliance is safe could be done by most people.
To do PAT testing you need to complete some training and be assessed as competent. Most people after such training could become a PAT tester.
Of course, all successful learners will receive a certificate, if you complete the competency course, you will receive a certificate from us (TTS) and this is accredited bt UKRS. if you complete the City and Guilds version of the course, you will receive a City and Guilds certificate.
There is no requirement for one over the other.
A PAT tester is the test and measurement instrument needed to complete the full PAT test. It measures levels of resistance and it needs to be checked at suitable intervals.
Most manufacturers and the IET Code of Practice state that this should be annual. We can arrange for your PAT tester to be calibrated if you require.
Who’s it for?
This 1-day hands-on PAT training course is designed for those who want to carry out the practical act of PAT testing and is suitable for anyone over the age of 18. This course is designed for those with little or no electrical experience. If you want to save money on your pat testing or start your own PAT testing business, this is the course for you.
Why take this PAT Testing course?
On this course, you will receive thorough knowledge and practical instruction on how to complete PAT testing safely and effectively. You will also gain an understanding of the hazards associated with the use of testing and use of electrical appliances.
Our knowledgable trainers provide a relaxed training experience where you can ask questions, fully participate and gain hands-on experience to be a confident PAT tester with suitable knowledge and competence in PAT testing of portable appliances in the UK.
We use a variety of PAT testers on the course from Seaward, Kewtech, Martindale, Fluke and more.
If you have your own PAT testing machine, it is better to bring this on the day so we can teach you in your actual machine.
This 1 day PAT testing course gives you the sufficient knowledge, skills and competence to be able to test anywhere in the UK on successful completion of the course.
The course covers the following key topics:
- Electrical Safety
- Regulations roles and responsibilities
- Insulation and Earthing
- Classification of appliances I, II, III
- Law and scope of relevant legislation
- Types, use, and testing of electrical equipment.
- How Electrical Dangers Arise
- Earth leakage and ‘Run’ tests
- Load tests
- How to record results correctly
On successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a training and competence certificate that is accredited by UKRS.