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Portable Appliance Testing Level 3 – Qualification

GCS Training
Level 3
Three days

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Portable Appliance Testing is aimed at all personnel who are intending to work within this sector, or those who require this qualification to undertake their daily working activities. 

The qualification provides the learner with an understanding of the theory and practice of the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment, commonly referred to as PAT testing. Learners will develop and practice the skills required to inspect and test items of electrical equipment in line with the latest edition of the Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

Key information

Learners are expected to possess a relevant trade qualification and/or have working knowledge of the electrical industry. Each application is considered on individual merit; however formal qualifications may not be required dependent on experience.

Please note that dependant on your skills and qualification, an interview may be required.

Candidates will require a copy of The Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing (Fifth edition), as well as a calculator, pen and paper. A mobile phone cannot be used as a calculator. 

The course will be delivered over three days, consisting of classroom theory and practical instruction, which is followed by an open book examination and a practical assignment.

The course fee is £250, VAT exempt.