Why take the C&G 2377-77 EET / PAT Testing Course?

This is C&G 2377-77 PAT testing course now covers a wider range of Electrical Equipment Testing (EET Testing) and has been updated by C&G in November 2020. The scope of the testing covered has been expanded so much that soon it will no longer be referred to as a PAT testing course. 

This is the brand new 2 day course launched by C&G in 2020 and replaces the previous C&G 2377-22 and 2377-32 Qualifications with one simple unified qualification. The courses include both a theory and practical elements.

Course Snapshot: A mix of practical and theory covering both the management and operators aspects of EET / PAT testing. Complete beginners may prefer our 3 day EET / PAT testing course. Ideal if you are setting up as a professional tester.

We also offer a 3 Day EET / PAT Testing Course with Foundation Day (For those with No Electrical Knowledge)

This course includes

Pat Testing

Course overview

Why take this EET / PAT Testing training course?

PAT Testing has always been a great way of adding another source of revenue for many electricians or a great small business for those dedicated to just this service. With the latest qualification update the range of equipment that can be tested has been widened provider greater scope to generate revenue. 

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.

Is this course right for me?

This course is intended for those with an electrical background and a basic understanding of testing. PAT Testing is a skill that can be learned by almost anyone (over the age of 18) such as office maintenance staff or landlords. If you do not have an electrical background we would recommend taking our 3 Day PAT Testing Course as well as undertaking courses in safe isolation and electrical installation to increase the scope of equipment you can test. 

In a commercial environment, regulations insist that every item of electrical equipment is tested and certified as being safe to use. For electrical contractors this can be seen as a potentially lucrative new service to add - and one that is required by industry at all levels.

City & Guilds 2377-77 PAT Testing Course Content:

This City & Guilds 2377 EET / PAT Course covers both management and the practical aspects f PAT testing and is ideal for those looking to offer EET / PAT testing as a service. The course is delivered as follows:

  • Day 1 – Covers the theory of In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. Reference will be made to the Code of Practice. Practical examples will be used and demonstrated throughout. Homework in preparation for the exam will be provided.
  • Day 2 – Practical demonstrations and a chance to use the equipment. This will be followed by the assessments in the afternoon. 

The course covers:

  1. How to navigate the Code of Practice (COP)
  2. Definitions used within the COP
  3. Legal Requirements and Responsibilities
  4. The Scope of the COP – What equipment is covered what is not
  5. Training and Competence
  6. Applicable electrical units of measurement
  7. Equipment classifications and construction and methods of achieving safety
  8. User Checks
  9. Formal visual inspection – What to look for when carrying out an inspecting
  10. Test instruments – a. What they do and how they do it, b. Calibration
  11. How to carry out inspection and testing
  12. The frequency of in-service inspection and testing
  13. Reporting and record keeping
  14. New and third-party equipment
  15. Example risk assessments


  • Short Practical Assessment
  • Exam 2377-77 PAT Testing exam consists of 50 questions with a time limit of 1 hour 45 minutes. 

This exam will be conducted at our centre in a comfortable environment. Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course.

Course Book Required

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. If you are new to electrics you should be taking our 3 day PAT Testing Course.

  • IET Code of Practice – In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment – 5th Edition. ISBN 978-1785619663
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 with the 2377?

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.

Is this the 2377-22 and 2377-32 Course?

This course has replaced the 2 qualifications before it. This is much simpler in terms of assessment and exams. The course is similar in scope to the two qualifications but C&G have updated the content so that it covers testing of all electrical equipment.

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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