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Portable appliance testing training - level 3 award for the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment (City & Guilds 2377-22)

The two-day portable appliance testing course at our Technology Training Centre in Aston, Birmingham is aimed at those responsible  for the maintenance of electrical equipment and anybody who undertakes practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment, in particular portable appliances.

This nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide expertise and focus on the IEE Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment. It also provides guidance on the practical aspects of carrying out portable appliance testing.

  • Course content
    • Statutory and non-statutory requirements relevant to electrical equipment maintenance

    • Electrical units of measurement associated with portable appliance testing

    • How equipment construction and classification reduces the risk of electric shock

    • Procedures for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment

    • How to carry out combined inspection and testing

    • Information contained in documentation for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment

    • Practical inspection and test of items of hand held and portable electrical equipment

    • Practical completion of appropriate documentation.

  • Pre-requisites
  • It is expected that candidates attempting this qualification will be familiar with electrical systems and hazards of electricity in order satisfactorily to complete this qualification and fulfil the job role.

    All delegates will need their own copies of the:

    • IET Code of Practice for the In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th Edition) for the duration of the course and on-line examination.

    This can be purchased from Amazon, bookstores or directly from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2AY – website www.theiet.org

    It is strongly recommended that time is taken to study this book before attending this course!

  • Assessment
  • For the City & Guilds 2377 level 3 Award  mandatory units 101/102 credit value 4 in portable appliance testing: each candidate is expected to demonstrate that they are able to inspect and test items of electrical equipment and complete an online examination lasting 1 hour 45 minutes. This consists of 50 multiple choice questions.


  • More details
  • By completing this course, delegates will:

    Have a portable appliance testing level 3 electro-technical qualification which indicates to industry that an individual is qualified.