1 Day PAT

Why use TTS for your PAT training needs?

Our one day PAT testing 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 electrical safety requirements of all industries.

We have trained many customers from construction sites, schools, offices, factories, MOD, hospitals and more in how to conduct PAT testing in their environment.

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

1 Day Training Course

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

follows IET COP 4th Ed.

Our course follows the IET Code of practice for inservice inspection and testing of electrical equipment (4th Ed).

From Only £99+VAT pp

Good value for money, only £165pp on our public courses and £495 for our onsite training and Includes 5.

On-Site or Public Courses

You can choose whether we come to you or you come to one of our many public courses around the UK.

Choose the perfect training option

We have two main options for PAT test training courses, we either come to you, or you can come to us. Either options will mean great training by competent and experienced PAT test training instructors. 


On-Site In-house Course

OPTION 1 | On-site PAT Course.

We bring the course to you, when and where you want.

From £495 +VAT (includes first 5 candidates).

Probably our most popular PAT training option when there is more than two candidates that need training. Very simply, you tell us where and when you want the training, we then deliver the training and we bring everything we need to run the course. 

  • 1 Day PAT Training Course.
  • Follows IET COP (4th Edition).
  • On-Site training we come to you.
  • No previous electrical experience needed.
  • No travel charge in England and Wales.


Open Public Courses

OPTION 2 | Open PAT course.

You come to us, just pick your nearest venue. 

Only £165+VAT (per person).

Same course as the on-site PAT testing course but more cost effective if you only have one person to train. We have many venues around the UK and are increasing them all the time. Find your nearest course and book online.

  • 1 Day PAT Training Course.
  • Follows IET COP (4th Edition).
  • Public course, pick the your closest venue.
  • No previous electrical experience needed.
  • Same great course.

TTS PAT Course Programme.

Whichever PAT testing course you choose to do with us, we will cover the same course content.

We take you through everything, you will leave the course having covered everything you need to be successful in PAT testing.

  • Electrical Safety
  • Regulations roles and responsibilities
  • Insulation and Earthing
  • Classification of appliances I, II, III
  • Testing 230V, 110V, and 415V.
  • Using a Portable Appliance Testers
  • Essential tests
  • Optional tests
  • Labelling of appliances
  • Reporting and recording results
  • Practical Assessment
  • Law and scope of relevant legislation
  • Types, use, and testing of electrical equipment.
  • Categories, frequency, and practicalities of PAT testing
  • Procedures and documentation.
  • Appropriate test instruments and how they are used.

Frequently asked PAT 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 whether the item is safe and uses a variety of assessment methods.

We have recently seen PAT testing courses online and our opinion is that although online learning is great for certain subjects we feel PAT testing is not one of them. All of our courses have lots of practical training, with online learning this is absent.
We have completed the distance / online PAT testing courses that are out there and we have found that the training is very poor.
We do not believe someone could be competent after such training in PAT testing.

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 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 over.


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 4th 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.

We also sell, calibrate and repair PAT testing machines. TTS PAT Shop


Our PAT COURSE clients say

“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 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
Streetwise UK
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