City & Guilds 2377-22 Level 3

Level 3 Award for the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment - (PAT)

The course follows the guidance given in the 4th Edition Code of Practice, and instructs candidates on the correct methods of inspecting, testing and maintaining all electrical equipment, including fixed, built-in, stationary and portable equipment.

There are two individual qualifications within this course, which can be taken together as a three-day course or separately, as indicated.


  • City & Guilds 2377-22 Level 3
    Award for the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (days 1 & 2), followed by

  • City & Guilds 2377-32 Level 3
    Award in the Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment (day 3), combined fee is £395)

Course content


  • Equipment construction and classification, leads and cord sets

  • Visual inspection and user checks

  • Inspection and testing — the tests and their purpose

  • Use of instruments and data recording

  • Equipment — dealing with damaged, faulty and repaired equipment


The test specification for this qualification:


  • Multiple choice online test: Inspection and testing of Electrical Equipment

  • Duration: 105 minutes / Number of questions: 50

  • Practical assessment - inspection, test and documentation.

  • All tests and assessments are 'open book' using the 4th Edition Code of Practice.

Course information

Course title: City & Guilds 2377-22 Level 3

Certificate: Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

Duration: 2 days

Class times: 09.00-17:00

Course fee: £245 inclusive (includes registration and exam fee)


This qualification is primarily intended for persons performing inspection and testing of electrical equipment, and for duty holders or those responsible for managing a maintenance scheme. 

There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification; however, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification. It is expected that candidates will be familiar with electrical systems and hazards of electricity in order to satisfactorily complete this qualification.