Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Course

Course Description

City and Guilds 2377-77

Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing (2377-77)

Learn how to test portable electrical appliances with a qualification in Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing. Aimed at practicing electricians this qualification will help and progress individuals within the Electrotechnical industry.

A qualification in Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing is for practising electricians who want to progress in their career or move on to further study.

What is involved in studying this course?

During your study you will, learn, develop and practise 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.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A qualification in Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Training can help you in your work as a qualified electrician. This certification is recognised across many industries, including:

  • Building and construction
  • Engineering.

If you want to increase your knowledge further, this qualification can help you move on to others – for example:

  • Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS 7671: 2008) (2382)
  • Certificate in Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2391)
  • Certificate in Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification (2392).

For management and engineering roles, you may need to move on to a Level 4 qualification such as the High Professional Diploma in Building Services Engineering (4467).

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at those with responsibilities for the maintenance of electrical equipment and for those undertaking practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment. It allows those with the responsibility for the testing and inspection of electrical equipment to gain a qualification suitable to their job role.

What does the qualification cover?

The qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise 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. If you already work as an electrician it will add another string to your bow and can help you move up in the industry.

Structure

Unit 701/702 In-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment

The aim of this unit is to enable the candidate to undertake practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment. 

  1. understand the definitions used within the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
  2. understand the statutory and non-statutory requirements relevant to the management and maintenance of electrical equipment.
  3. understand the electrical units of measurement associated with in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
  4. understand the equipment construction classes and methods of protection within an electrical installation and how these relate to the provision of protection against electric shock.
  5. understand the procedures for the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
  6. understand how to carry out combined inspection and testing.
  7. understand the information that needs to be recorded following in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
  8. be able to inspect and test items of electrical equipment.

Entry Requirements

It is expected that candidates attempting the qualification should be familiar with electrical systems and hazards of electricity in order to satisfactorily complete the qualification. Candidates who are holders of an ECS card, JIB electrician grade card, or have successfully completed an NVQ based electrotechnical apprenticeship or technical certificate to Level 3, should be familiar with the electrical systems and hazards electricity can bring. Without evidence of formal qualifications, candidates must be able to demonstrate adequate prior knowledge and expertise to ensure they have the potential to successfully gain the qualification.  Centres are required to conduct a practical test to evaluate the candidate’s ability to undertake electrical inspection and testing in a competent manner for the inspection and testing qualification.

Age restrictions City & Guilds cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 18 as these qualifications are not approved for under 18s.

Assessment

Summary of assessment methods Candidates must:

  • successfully complete the online multiple-choice knowledge test (2377-701)
  • successfully complete the practical assignment (2377-702)

Online Knowledge Test

The online multiple-choice test is delivered through our online e-volve platform. The tests are available on demand.

Practical Assignment

The assignment contains three tasks:

Task 1 inspect and test an item of Class I equipment.

Task 2 inspect and test an item of Class II equipment (Class II incorporating unearthed metal, Class II without unearthed metal or Class II FE).

Task 3 complete appropriate documentation.

The online knowledge test is graded pass or fail and the practical assignment is graded pass or fail. Candidates must achieve a pass for both components 701 and 702 to achieve the qualification.

Progression

What opportunities for progression are there?

Learners completing the qualification will have the ability to carry out mandatory responsibilities within the workplace depending on their prior electrical knowledge.

Practical Assignment

The assignment contains three tasks:

Task 1 inspect and test an item of Class I equipment.

Task 2 inspect and test an item of Class II equipment (Class II incorporating unearthed metal, Class II without unearthed metal or Class II FE).

Task 3 complete appropriate documentation.

The online knowledge test is graded pass or fail and the practical assignment is graded pass or fail. Candidates must achieve a pass for both components 701 and 702 to achieve the qualification.

Award

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (2377-77)

Course Duration

03 Days

Tuition Fees

£450.00

Start Dates

05 June 2021

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