PAT Testing
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Units only
Course Type
2.5 Days / 5 Evenings (one per week)



The City & Guilds (2377-77) Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing course (PAT Testing) is a part time commercial training course designed for those with familiarity of electrical systems and hazards who wish to conduct portable appliance testing or oversee portable appliance testing. The 2377-77 has replaced the 2377-22 and 2377-32.

What will I learn?

Next course starts Tuesday 17th October @ 9:00am (one day per week for 3 weeks).

Register your interest  by e-mail  Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis on receipt of course fees.

  • 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.


  • Practical (demonstrate ability to inspect and test items of electrical equipment) 
  • Exam (online multiple choice )


Start Date End Date Mode
Tuesday 29 November 2022 Tuesday 10 January 2023 Eve
Thursday 08 December 2022 Thursday 22 December 2022 Day COURSE FULL

Cost £290

Cost includes the IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment (5th Edition).


This is a part time commercial training course and does not meet the criteria for SAAS funding or Fee Waivers

If applications are open at time of booking delegates can apply for a Skills Development Scotland, Individual Training Account

Ex and current Armed Services Personnel may be eligible for Enhanced Learning Credits

If you are a company enquiring on behalf of an employee the company may be eligible for Flexible Workforce Development Funding (FWDF)

The College has a student funding department for further funding / financial advice and support while making enquires and for the duration of the training course - 

Entry requirements (minimum)

While City & Guilds has not stipulated formal entry requirements, Glasgow Clyde College as a City & Guilds Assessment Centre must ensure candidates have the opportunity to gain this certification successfully, therefore as a centre we recommend the following: 

  • All candidates can demonstrate familiarity and adequate prior knowledge/expertise of electrical systems and hazards of electricity.
  • ECS cards, JIB electrician grade cards and/or an SVQ Level 3 (desirable/advantageous)

Jobs and further study

On completion of this course candidates will receive a City & Guilds 2377-77 Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing certification to formally test portable electrical appliances in accordance with the IET code of practice.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

More questions? Contact us about this course