PAT Testing Training Course in Manchester

Lead by Tim James, who is regarded by many as the UK’s leading PAT Testing Expert

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UK’s leading PAT Testing Expert

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Following the 5th Edition CoP and new British Standards

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On-going support and guidance

A One-Day, Certificated PAT Testing course from PAT Testing Expert in Manchester City Centre.

At PAT Testing Expert, we're specialists in PAT Testing Training. Our PAT Testing Courses in Manchester are being held at the Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel in the centre of Manchester, close to the central shopping area of Deansgate, and easily accessible by public transport.

Our Trainer, Tim James has been involved in the field of Portable Appliance Testing for over 30 years, and has been teaching the subject for more than 20 years, to people in all kinds of industries, education and business. Tim was also part of the IET committee that updated the Code of Practice, published in 2020, so you can be sure that the information will be as up-to-date and relevant as possible.

If you're shopping around for a PAT Testing course, think very carefully before booking something cheap and cheerful - our course is practical based, with lots of hands-on experience with a range of different PAT Testing machines. We also teach the course based on common sense, rather than bogging you down with lots of detail about electrical theory or the legal requirements. Of course, there's information that you need to know, but we make the course as relevant as possible, with a high focus on the practical issues.

We will provide you with all of the information you need to get started, including information on the best equipment to use and loads of valuable hints and tips to save you time. If you have lots of people to train - why not consider letting us arrange a special date for you, or an in-house course at your premises?

PAT Testing is mainly about common sense, and you do not need loads of prior knowledge to get started you certainly DON'T need to be a qualified electrician to carry out PAT Testing. In fact, all you need is a willingness to learn, and some common sense.

For more information about the training course - visit our PAT Testing Course FAQ page.

Further Information About The Course

Our PAT Testing courses in Manchester are now held at the Victoria and Albert Hotel in central Manchester. The hotel is just off Deansgate, close to Spinningfields in the central shopping and entertainment area of Manchester. There is parking on-site, although it is very limited, but there are NCP carparks nearby. Of course, access by public transport is very easy - both Manchester Victoria and Picadilly railway stations are a few minutes taxi ride (or about 15 minutes walk) away.

You are welcome to bring your own PAT Tester with you on the day, or you can use ours! We always have a selection of industry standard PAT Testers for you to use on the day, and we can give you unbiased advice on which are the best machines to purchase.

For directions to this hotel, visit the Hotel Website.

BOOK ONLINE TODAY and pay just £225.00 + VAT per person. Our normal price is £275.00 + VAT per person, but online bookings will automatically receive a £50.00 per person pre-payment discount. You can also claim the pre-payment discount by sending a cheque with the booking form. We can invoice you after the course (subject to status) at the normal price.

Remember that our course fee INCLUDES the course handbook (a useful guide to PAT Testing), lunch and refreshments.

Our Manchester course is perfect if you are based in the North West, and we often have people attend from Blackpool, Oldham, Bolton, Ashton-under-Lyme, Stockport, Hyde, Rochdale, Altrincham, Warrington, Chester, Wigan, St Helens and Bolton. We do also however run a course at Liverpool (also at a Marriott) so check dates at Liverpool City Centre if the Manchester dates don't suit you. Click here for more information about our Liverpool PAT Testing Course

If you have more than 5 people to train, you may find it cheaper to organise an in-house course (at your premises) or we can arrange a special date for you at this hotel, or another nearby. Contact us for more information.

Our Course Programme

The programme runs from 09:45am until 4:30pm, lunch and refreshments are included.
09:45 - 10:00
Introduction, welcome and objectives
10:00 - 11:00
Background and basics
11:00 - 11:15
Short break
11:15 - 12:30
Electrical appliances - What types of equipment do we have to test? Class 1 and Class 2 appliances. How to carry out a simple examination.
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:45
User checks, inspection and testing demonstration and hands-on practical work
14:45 - 15:00
Short break
15:00 - 16:00
User Checks, Inspection and Testing More practicals and demonstrations, including testing ICT equipment
16:00 - 16:30
Conclusion and Final Discussion

Meet your trainer

With over 30 years experience and a key contributor of the IET Code of Practice, Tim James is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading experts in the field of PAT Testing. More about Tim

What people say about our courses

Tim is very knowledgeable and goes into great detail. He has more than one way of explaining things if it is needed.
Simon Drinkall
Hull Course
Best training course I've been on - Venue, presentation, Organisation. 10 out of 10. Excellent!
Michael Meehan
Gateshead Course
A great course - no need to be anxious about no prior experience. I feel confident leaving knowing that I can PAT test safely in the future
James Barratt
Birmingham Course

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