Portable Appliance Testing

PAT testing course with Didac achieves a Didac Ltd qualification.
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Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre
Training is available to
All Experience Levels
Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration 1 Day
Learners 4 Maximum 4 Maximum
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment
Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance
Certificate and Registration
Photo ID Card (750gsm)
Registration Fee (Per Learner) Free
HSE Regulation Compliance
PUWER 1998 Read more
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 Read more
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Read more

Get a Quote


    PAT Testing course prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

    To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form including a postcode and our sales staff will contact you with full details.

    0800 773 4230

    Training Syllabus

    Training syllabus

    • Rules and Regulations
    • Basic Electricity Principles
    • Earthed/Double Insulated Equipment
    • Testing Periods
    • General Test Procedures
    • Formal Visual Inspections
    • Combined Inspection and Testing
    • Recording and Documentation Procedures

    Additional benefits

    • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
    • Soft copies of all course paperwork are available to employers on completion of training
    • Successful candidates receive a temporary pass notification form on the day as evidence of training

    Equipment Information

    Equipment information

    Didac supply a PAT kit for training but clients can receive guidance on operating their own equipment should they have it available.

    Makes & Models. Makes & Models.
    Primetest 100
    Primetest 200
    Primetest 300

    Course Description

    Course description

    Portable Appliance Testing training enables candidates to test and certify appliances as electrically safe as required by The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

    PAT Testing training course participants will learn portable appliance testing for 230v and 110v equipment. PAT training explores features of the kit, equipment that should be subject to testing, electrical principles and regulations that must be adhered to when undertaking PAT testing on both public and private sites. Knowledge of frequency and intervals between PAT testing of equipment, correct labelling and basic calibration techniques will be gained through PAT training courses.

    Following PAT qualification, candidates can go on to sell their services as a PAT tester. This should be subject to adequate insurance.

    Our trainer assessors are able to offer advice on suitable PAT testing equipment for clients who wish to purchase their own. It is advisable for a company’s own testing equipment to be incorporated into the practical aspect of the PAT course.

    Training Locations

    On-site PAT Testing training, UK wide

    Didac deliver on-site PAT Testing courses and other plant courses to any location across the UK.

    Some recent on-site training locations include:

    • Brighton
    • Bristol
    • Cardiff
    • Coventry
    • Derby
    • Dorset
    • Gloucester
    • Hampshire
    • Kent
    • Leicester
    • Lincoln
    • London
    • Newport
    • Nottingham
    • Portsmouth
    • Sheffield
    • Southampton
    • Surrey
    • Sussex
    • Swindon
    • Yorkshire

    Overseas Work

    Didac will always consider work overseas.

    Contact us about our overseas work policy.

    Frequently asked questions

    The HSE website contains a comprehensive FAQ on Portable Appliance Testing found here.

    Do I receive a PAT licence when I complete this training?
    There is no such thing as a license for Portable Appliance Testing in the UK.

    The term ‘licence’ suggests a document issued from a governmental or other constituted authority to undertake Portable Appliance Testing. No such authority exists; there are only accrediting bodies and training providers who operate independently of the HSE or any other government organisation.

    Successful candidates do receive a PAT certificate, sometimes referred to as a PAT ticket; this provides evidence that the candidate has completed training and is certified to use the equipment as outlined on the PAT certification.