Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing (PAT Testing)
Who is it suitable 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’s involved? 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.
Course Duration: 2 days
Assessment methods: an online multiple-choice exam and one practical assessment
Entry requirements: There are no set entry requirements for this qualification. 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 ability to undertake electrical inspection and testing in a competent manner for the inspection and testing qualification.
What books will I need? IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment. (It would be helpful for candidates to familiarise themselves with this prior to the course).
How much does it cost? £200 + VAT with an £45 certification fee.
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