EAL 4340 – Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)

Outline Content

  • Hazards of electricity
  • Classification of appliances
  • Dangers associated with the use of various types of portable & fixed electrical appliances
  • Understanding of the IET Code of Practice in relation to PAT Testing
  • Statutory & Non-statutory requirements
  • Equipment construction; inspection and testing theory
  • Practical inspection and testing of equipment
  • Completion of associated documentation


2 day course including EAL assessments

Course Overview

This course covers the EAL Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT – Portable Appliance Testing) (QCF).

This award gives an understanding of the theory and practice of the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment; commonly referred to as PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing). During the course, a number of practical exercises are undertaken using a range of portable appliance testing equipment.

It will give delegates theoretical and practical experience in the implementation of a formal inspection and testing regime for electrical equipment (portable appliances).

Who should attend?

Electrical and non-electrical personnel with the responsibility of carrying out formal visual inspections and tests of portable appliances. Delegates are required to be familiar with and bring to the course the most recent copy of the IET Code of Practice.


This course entails an EAL on-screen examination and also a practical assessment. The on-screen examination is open book and candidates will require a copy of the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. Candidates must pass BOTH the on-screen and practical assessments to achieve the qualification.


Candidates who successfully complete the course and the EAL examinations will receive a Faraday Centre competence certificate as well as EAL accredited certificate. Candidates who fail or do not wish to undertake EAL examinations will receive a Faraday Centre attendance certificate.


Course: £345.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.
Course & EAL Examinations: £395.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

All prices exclude VAT and are subject to revision without notice. Further dates can be added upon request, please contact us.

Course Dates

April 2020 Thursday 23 – Friday 24 SPACES AVAILABLE May 2020 Thursday 14 – Friday 15 SPACES AVAILABLE June 2020 Thursday 18 – Friday 19 SPACES AVAILABLE July 2020 Thursday 16 – Friday 17 SPACES AVAILABLE August 2020 Thursday 13 – Friday 14 SPACES AVAILABLE September 2020 Thursday 10 – Friday 11 SPACES AVAILABLE October 2020 Thursday 08 – Friday 09 SPACES AVAILABLE November 2020 Thursday 12 – Friday 13 SPACES AVAILABLE December 2020 Thursday 10 – Friday 11 SPACES AVAILABLE

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