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"We have 20 PAT Training locations around the UK"

Come to us to learn to PAT test.


Our one day open PAT course is designed to allow anyone to learn the necessary practical skills and knowledge to carry out the inspection and testing of electrical equipment to meet the legal requirements.

The course is based on the IET Code of Practice and is made as practical as possible with the emphasis on hands-on learning. Delegates will receive a certificate of competence upon successful completion of a 30 question multiple choice test and practical assessment.

The open PAT testing course is the cost-effective should you only require 1 or 2 candidates to be trained.

You are in good company, just a few of our customers.

1 Day Training Course

Learn the necessary skills and knowledge to PAT test in just one day. This course is aimed at non-electricians.

Only £175+VAT per person

Only £175+VAT per person for our open public PAT courses, many venues. Free PAT testing guides and access to our PAT learning zone after the course.

Follows IET Cop 5th edition

Follows IET Code of practice 5th ed. Our course follows the IET Code of practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

Many venues around the UK

We have over 20 venues that we run the TTS PAT testing course, from Devon to Glasgow. There is a venue near to you.

Open / Public PAT training Courses

This is the most cost-effective option should you only have 1 or 2 people to train or if you do not have a suitable venue to run the course in. Choose the best venue for you and book online.

It is the same great course but at a location that is suitable for you.

If there is no suitable date or location, we do also offer on-site/in-house PAT testing courses where we come to you: In-House PAT Training Courses

Some highlights

  • 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.

Up and Coming Public PAT Testing Courses

18 May

Newcastle 18.05.2021

18/05/2021 BizSpace Gateshead Design Works, William Street, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE10 0JP, UK £175.00 +VAT 4 ** SPACES ** Newcastle PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
18 May

London Heathrow 18.05.2021

18/05/2021 Holiday Inn Express, London Heathrow T5, London Rd, Slough SL3 8QB, UK £175.00 +VAT *** S O L D . O U T *** Heathrow PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
19 May

Edinburgh 19.05.2021

19/05/2021 Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (Airport) 1 Lochside Cres, Edinburgh EH12 9FX £175.00 +VAT 4 ** SPACES ** Edinburgh PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
20 May

Swindon 20.05.2021

20/05/2021 TTS Training Services Ltd Stratton Park House Wanborough Road Stratton St. Margaret Swindon SN3 4HG £175.00 +VAT 2 ** SPACES ** Open PAT Courses, Swindon PAT Course
20 May

Glasgow 20.05.2021

20/05/2021 Holiday Inn Glasgow – East Kilbride, Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 5LA, UK £175.00 +VAT *** S O L D . O U T *** Glasgow PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
25 May

Birmingham 25.05.2021

25/05/2021 Holiday Inn Cuckoo Rd, Heartlands Pkwy, Nechells, Birmingham B7 5SB £175.00 +VAT 1 ** SPACES ** Birmingham PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
25 May

Bournemouth PAT Course 25.05.2021

25/05/2021 Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Road, Bournemouth BH2 5EL, UK £175.00 +VAT 5 ** SPACES ** Bournemouth PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
26 May

Manchester 26.05.2021

26/05/2021 Mustard Tree, 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AG, UK £175.00 +VAT *** S O L D . O U T *** Manchester PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
26 May

Peterborough 26.05.2021

26/05/2021 Holiday Inn Peterborough West Thorpe Wood, Peterborough Cambridgeshire, PE3 6SG £175.00 +VAT 3 ** SPACES ** Open PAT Courses, Peterborough PAT Course
27 May

Bristol 27.05.2021

27/05/2021 Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Rd, Arno’s Vale, Bristol BS4 3HQ, UK £175.00 +VAT *** S O L D . O U T *** Bristol PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
28 May

Online Zoom 28.05.2021

28/05/2021 £125.00 +VAT *** S O L D . O U T *** Online Zoom, Open PAT Courses
01 June

Cardiff 01.06.2021

01/06/2021 The Maltings, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF24 5EZ, UK £175.00 +VAT 3 ** SPACES ** Bridgend PAT Course, Cardiff, Open PAT Courses
01 June

Leicester 01.06.2021

01/06/2021 Holiday Inn Leicester, 129 St Nicholas Cir, Leicester LE1 5LX, UK £175.00 +VAT 7 ** SPACES ** Leicester PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
02 June

Swansea East M4, 02.06.2021

02/06/2021 Holiday Inn Express Swansea – East, Llandarcy, Jersey Marine, Neath SA10 6GZ, UK £175.00 +VAT 4 ** SPACES ** Open PAT Courses, Swansea PAT Course
02 June

Preston 02.06.2021

02/06/2021 BizSpace Preston, Preston Technology Centre, Marsh Lane, Lancashire, PR1 8UQ £175.00 +VAT 2 ** SPACES ** Open PAT Courses, Preston PAT Course
03 June

Rotherham 03.06.2021

03/06/2021 Holiday Inn, W Bawtry Rd, Canklow, Rotherham S60 2XL, UK £175.00 +VAT 2 ** SPACES ** Open PAT Courses, Rotherham PAT Course
08 June

Portsmouth PAT Course 08.06.2021

08/06/2021 Holiday Inn Portsmouth, Pembroke Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2TA, UK £175.00 +VAT 5 ** SPACES ** Open PAT Courses, Portsmouth PAT Course
08 June

N London (Watford) J20 M25 08.06.2021

08/06/2021 Kings House Business Centre Home Park Estate Station Road Hertfordshire WD4 8LZ £175.00 +VAT 2 ** SPACES ** N London Watford PAT Course, Open PAT Courses
09 June

Southampton PAT Course 09.06.2021

09/06/2021 Novotel Southampton Hotel, 1 West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1RA, UK £175.00 +VAT 7 ** SPACES ** Open PAT Courses, Southampton PAT Course
10 June

Exeter 10.06.2021

10/06/2021 Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29 Guardian Road Exeter Business Park Junction 29, M5 Motorway, Exeter, EX1 3PE £175.00 +VAT 4 ** SPACES ** Exeter PAT Course, Open PAT Courses

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 quick search about PAT testing and just about everyone claims to be a “PAT testing expert”. Any PAT testing course worth doing will follow the IET Code of Practice (Currently 5th edition). Please ensure your “PAT Testing Expert” courses follows this.

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.

Course Overview

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.

Course content
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.

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What are Our clients saying?

“Having spent the last three decades as a lecturer in electrical engineering at Manchester University, I’ve heard a very large number of presentations and been on a lot of short courses. How did yours compare? Well, I think it was very good, well structured, easy to follow and very informative. Definitely in the top class!”
R Waterfall
“Having over the years attended several training courses I would have to say that Ian’s was one of the best run courses for keeping and maintaining attendees interest. He has mastered the art of keeping people interested, I would if asked recommend your training, marks out of ten, Ten!”
B Cloherty
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