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Portable Appliance Testing

Course Code: PG20

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two days
When you'll study: Monday and Tuesday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

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About the course

Are you undertaking and recording the inspection and testing of electrical equipment in your job or business? This City & Guilds 2377 qualification in In-service Testing and Inspection at City College Plymouth will provide you or your staff with the knowledge and skills to inspect and test portable electrical appliances and assist your company to achieve compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

What you'll learn

This course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to be able to meet your statutory requirements.The course covers:

  • understanding the legal requirements for the maintenance of portable and transportable equipment
  • knowing how electrical equipment is classified and constructed
  • determining the frequencies of inspection and testing
  • carrying out formal inspection and testing of electrical equipment and complete meaningful records.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
It is essential that course delegates bring with them a copy of the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th Edition), ISBN 978-1-84-919-626-0.
You are strongly advised to read the Code of Practice prior to attending the course.


The course includes a practical exercise. You will also be required to sit a City & Guilds multiple-choice one hour online examination on a separate date. This examination is open-book and you will be required to extract information from the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (3rd Edition).

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.