Why take the 1 Day PAT Testing Course?

This 1 Day PAT testing course is suitable for anyone who wants to carry out the physical act of PAT testing equipment to ensure it is safe to use. This includes landlords who want to test their tenant’s equipment, existing businesses who want to save money on outsourcing to contractors or in fact anyone who needs to test portable appliances in the workplace.

The course covers the practical act of PAT testing and also the essential theory training required to do the job properly. There is no exam or end assessment, however, at the end of the PAT testing course you will receive a certificate confirming attendance.

We also offer C&G accredited day PAT Testing courses:

This course covers:

Pat Testing

Course overview

Who’s it for?

This 1 day Practical PAT testing course is specifically 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.

Why take this PAT Testing course?

On this course you will receive step-by-step 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 portable electrical appliances.

Our expert teachers provide a relaxed environment where you can ask questions, fully participate and gain hands on experience to develop confident PAT Testing skills to test portable appliances in the UK.

Kewtech PAT testers are used on this course and are available to purchase at Reception in our main centres (Leeds, Gatwick and Warrington) at a discounted price.

Please be aware that this is not the City & Guilds accredited 2377-22 qualification. If you would like to follow on to do a PAT Test qualification at a later date you can do this at a very affordable price. (see above for course options).

Course content

This 1 day Practical PAT testing course aims to give you an understanding of what portable appliance testing is and will help you identify how to reduce the risk of electric shock, electrocution and electrical fires in the workplace. The course covers the following key topics:

  • Legal Requirements
  • How Electrical Dangers Arise
  • Types and Classes of Appliances
  • Inspection
  • Earth bond testing
  • Insulation resistance testing
  • Earth leakage and ‘Run’ tests
  • Load tests
  • How to record results correctly


There is no exam or end assessment, however, at the end of the PAT testing course you will receive a certificate confirming attendance. successful completion of the course.

Course Book Required

You will need the following book for your course:

  • IET Code of Practice – In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment – 5th Edition. ISBN 978-1785619663

We recommend if you have no electrical knowledge that you familiarise yourself with the book before you come on the course. Ideally if you read the contents page, glossary and the index and find out what the book covers overall this will help you when you start the course.

We stock some books in our main centres, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. To buy books please call 01293 529777. 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need any experience?

There are no formal entry requirements however if you are a complete beginner we recommend the 3 day PAT course.

Where can I carry out PAT testing this course?

Anywhere it is required (domestic, commercial).

Is it a good money earner?

PAT testing is a good additional revenue stream for in-between bigger jobs.

Do I get a qualification?

No, for that you will need to pick one of our 2 or 3 day C&G PAT testing course.

Can I do a formal qualification after completing this course?

Yes, you can easily book a 2 day PAT testing course at any time.

Our locations

As well as the having multiple large sites, we also have a number of sites dedicated to delivering the 18th edition wiring regulations & PAT Testing courses.

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Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. The centre is just East of Leeds situated just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ
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Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY
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We currently offer 18th edition courses from Newcastle just north of the City Centre. We are based a just a short drive from Newcastle and Sunderland. However watch this space as we will add any new courses on offer to this page as they become available.

Holiday Inn, Jesmond Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 1PR
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Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses  for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region. The new centre is based in Westwood Business Park right next...

Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS
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Our Hertfordshire PAT Testing and 18th edition courses are delivered from the University of Hertfordshire Campus. This makes it easily accessible from North London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the home counties.

Business Park, The Fielder Centre, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield AL10 9TP
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We deliver electrical training for Wales from our Cardiff facility which is based within the Cardiff Met’s University Campus. The facility is based very near the M4 and the A48 and is easily commutable from Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

Conference Centre, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
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Our Mitre Court and Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
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London Euston

Our centre in Central London is based right next to Euston Station. We currently offer a few electrical courses from Central London. We do offer more courses from our London Gatwick Centres which are easily accessible b...

Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD
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Located right on the M4 our Maidenhead facility is easily commutable from West London, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Bracknell, Wokingham and all along the M4 corridor. We currently provide 18th edition courses from this location.

Holiday Inn, Manor Lane, Berkshire, Maidenhead SL6 2RA
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We deliver electrical training for the South West from our Bristol Facility which is located right on the M4 and M5 junction . This makes it easily commutable from Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Wales and the South West.

Aztec Hotel & Spa, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4TS
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