PAT Testing Training Course in Sheffield

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

PAT Testing & Portable Appliance Testing Training Sheffield, South Yorkshire

At PAT Testing Expert, we've been involved in the field of Portable Appliance Testing for more than 30 years, and our trainer, Tim James, has been teaching people to carry out PAT Testing since the early 1990's. If you need training in PAT Testing, we can teach you! Tim James is regarded as one of the UK's leading experts in the field, as well as 30+ years experience in the industry, he's also Standards Director of PATTA and was on the IET committee that recently updated the IET Code of Practice.

Certificated Training and Hands-on Practical

The PAT Testing training course is certificated, and we provide all of the materials and equipment for the course. However, if you have already purchased a PAT tester you are welcome to bring it with with you - we'll show you how to get the best from it. Otherwise we'll give you unbiased information about the best machines to buy! At the end of the day you'll be able to carry out PAT Testing in your own premises, or even offer a PAT Testing Service to your customers. We can even help you if you are thinking of setting up a PAT Testing Business!

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 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.

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.

This is a course with lots of hands-on practical - there is no 'test' as such on the day, but a lot of opportunity to do it for real - learn about PAT Testing and then put into practice what you've learned straight away. We firmly believe in keeping things simple - of course there are things that you need to know, and we'll tell you all of that, but mostly this is about common sense and putting into practice what you learn on the day. You'll be competent to carry out PAT Testing by the end of the course!

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

High Quality Venue

The Mercure hotel in Sheffield is our venue for 2024 and beyond - providing a comfortable and spacious meeting space with lots of room for the practical, and great food and refreshments! As we're new to this venue we're offering special introductory pricing. See below for more details.

There is complementary parking available, and we'll also provide lunch and refreshments during the day. You'll be well looked after!

If the dates at Sheffield don't suit, remember we also run courses at many other locations, including Hull, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester!

Further Information About The Course

PAT Testing Expert are the only training company to use high quality venues for our courses - we don't use pokey training rooms on industrial estates, and we don't hold our courses in Travelodges either! Our events are all held in high quality hotels, with excellent facilities. All of our training rooms are large enough for the practical work, air conditioned and comfortable. Our Sheffield course is held at the fabulous MERCURE PARKWAY HOTEL- a spectacular venue, close the the city centre, but also accessible by car - FREE car parking is available on site when you book on the course. Please also remember that our course fee INCLUDES all the tuition, handbooks and reference material (you'll take away a package of useful information) and we also include lunch and refreshments during the day.

The course is fully up to date with:-

  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • IET Code of Practice for In-Service and Inspection of Electrial Equipment (5th Edition 2020)
  • BS EN 50699 (2021)
  • BS EN 50678 (2021)
  • HSE Guidance and long standing industry practice!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE 2 MERCURE HOTELS IN SHEFFIELD - THIS IS THE ONE ON THE BUSINESS PARK, JUST OFF THE SHEFFIELD PARKWAY! The address for your SatNav is Britannia Way, Catcliffe, Sheffield S60 5BD. This is a new hotel so make sure you come to the right one!

Please note that we do limit the number of people on each date to ensure that everybody benefits, to ensure social distancing and to make sure that everybody has a chance to ask questions and make sure they understand. Courses often fill up so avoid disappointment - Book now to reserve your space!

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.

BOOK ONLINE TODAY and pay just £225.00 + VAT per person. This includes a £50 pre-payment discount. If you prefer we can invoice you after the event at the normal price of £275.00 + VAT - subject to status. If you can't pay by credit card, we can give you a pro-forma invoice at the lower price; this price will apply as long as you pay before the course takes place. Contact us on 01482 738826 for more information - we'll be happy to help!

Remember that our course fee INCLUDES the course handbook (a useful guide to PAT Testing), lunch and refreshments. You won't need to buy a copy of the IET Code of Practice, or any other text books, unless you really want to!

Upcoming PAT Testing Courses at

Sheffield Mercure Parkway

How to find us

Britannia Way,
South Yorkshire,
S60 5BD
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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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