Why take the C&G 2377-77 3 Day EET / PAT Testing Course?

This 3 day PAT Testing electrical course is designed specifically for those with little or no electrical experience. The course content is identical to our 2377-77 PAT testing course but with an extra day to provide you with a foundation in the subject and increase your chances of passing first time. The C&G 2377-77 is brand new for 2020 and covers a wider range of electrical equipment testing (EET Testing) than its predecessor. 

If you have decided to study PAT Testing but do not have an electrical background, taking this 3 day EET / PAT testing course will increase your overall understanding of how electrics works and is installed. This in turn ensures you have the best chance of success. 

We also offer 2 a day City & Guilds 2377-77 EET / PAT Testing course

Course Snapshot: A a mix of theory and practical training in Electrical Equipment & PAT testing. Ideal for complete beginners and covers both the management and operators side of PAT testing plus a range of electrical equipment. The course is broken down into:

  • 1 Day eLearning for the foundation knowledge
  • 1 Day in centre training
  • 1 Day exam and practical assessment

**Please note the eLearning for this course will be released as soon as you book. You must complete this before your in centre session.**

This course includes

Pat Testing

Course overview

Who’s it for?

This 3 Day EET / PAT Testing course is designed specifically for those with little or no electrical experience. PAT testing courses are open to all (over the age of 18) from office managers to maintenance people. However, if you are completely new to electrics and you will benefit from more time to understand EET / PAT Testing. You will also be able to expand your range of electrical equipment testing by undertaking courses in safe isolation and electrical installation

Why take this EET / PAT Testing course?

Trade Skills 4U lead the way in electrical training in the UK which is why we are one of the first training providers to deliver this brand new qualification. Although EET / PAT testing courses are open to all, we have recognised and developed a three day course including an initial days training specifically designed to give you a grounding in the basics of electrics in relation to the EET / PAT testing qualification. This extra day is offered at an exceptionally low cost compared to the rest of the course. 

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

Course Content

Day 1 - eLearning

This course covers all of the same content as our City & Guilds 2377-77 PAT Testing course but with the addition of a 1 day foundation to give you more of a grounding in the technical aspects of PAT Testing. On the first day you will learn:

  • What is electricity?
  • The SI units of measurement used when working with electricity.
  • Simple ohms law.
  • Simple power calculations
  • The nature and effects of electric shock.
  • Over current protection (fuses and circuit breakers)
  • Earthing as a means of protection.
  • Use and operation of RCD’s
  • How conductor resistance effects disconnection times.
  • Terminology used in relation to PAT testing.

On Days 2 and 3 - In Centre

We take you through the practical disciplines and formal recording processes, as well as preparing you for the online City and Guilds 2377 exams.

Day 2 – 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.

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

Day 3 – Practical demonstrations and a chance to use the equipment. This will be followed by the assessments in the afternoon.


  • Short Practical Assessment
  • The 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

Why do you run the course with an additional day?

This extra day is for a little introduction to electrical science which will help you will with your PAT testing qualification, however this extra day is for beginners or people not working in the electrical trade.

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.

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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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 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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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 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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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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