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PAT Testing Business Start Up Course

Free Handbook of Portable Appliance Testing and Starting & Running your own PAT testing Business book with every space booked (worth £41.99)

3 days

499.00 plus VAT (per person)

Price includes morning tea/coffee, lunch and all course materials.

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Would you like to train to be a PAT Testing Technician and start your own successful PAT Testing business?

PAT Testing can be a very lucrative career choice as well as being a first step into a career in electrical testing.

You can choose your own working hours and the amount you want to earn. You will be your own boss able to plan your own working day. Given that all electrical appliances are eligible for PAT testing, for on average a 12 month period, you can see that the potential for work is out there and that becoming a PAT Technician is an attractive and flexible career choice.

Why the PAT Testing Business Course over other PAT courses?

The business start up course not only teaches you the skill of pat testing, but it also gives you information on how to start up your business and how to market yourself. You will get the full support of PASS's experienced training and technical team, making the transition into your new career path simple.

The course will give you an internationally recognised City & Guilds qualification as well as the practical experience to give you the confidence to get out their and begin testing.

In only 3 days you can have the knowledge to be up and running earning money.

Learn in Real Life Scenario Test Bays

Alongside the City & Guilds 2377-20 course syllabus you will also be able to take advantage of the centres real life scenario testing bays. You will be learning from a well established testing company so everything taught is true to real life and you won't be immersed in non essential technical jargon.

Using PAT Testing Software

This course is the only one that incorporates using PAT Testing software. This is essential for producing reports for clients, managing results and scheduling your work. This is your whole PAT administration system and will save you so much time making you work smarter. It will make the reports that you produce for clients look professional with little effort.

You'll get to test as you would in a real life environment, inputting data into different types of tester and then download and print your test results and provide an invoice for the customer!

Marketing your Business, Book Keeping and Administration

Your course will also give you lots of marketing tips and advice on who to target and how. You will also get tips on book keeping, taxation and all the essentials of setting up a business as well as guidance on what to charge.

This PAT Testing Business Start Up Course is specifically aimed at anyone who would like to start their own PAT testing business, or those with a responsibility to set and control a system in order to maintain portable electrical appliances.

The course covers the theoretical aspects of PAT testing detailing such aspects as the regulations, legislation, the principles of electricity and Health & Safety. You will then do PAT Testing in practice, conducting tests in a "real life" training environment. The practical testing is a hands on session, and shows you how to correctly use the PAT testing equipment including PAT Testing software packages.

As this is a more in depth PAT course we also cover how to set up your own pat testing business including such topics as "Set up costs" and "Marketing".

The course includes a City & Guilds 2377 In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment qualification and prepares you for the Exam which is taken on day two of the course.

Day One

Your first day will cover the basics of electricity, why we carry out PAT testing and everything you need to be able to pass the 2377-20.

Day Two

The second day begins with essential Health & Safety and working with electricity, how to choose a PAT tester if your just starting up and practical PAT Testing. You will carry out PAT Testing in real life scenario test bays which include a whole host of electrical appliances such as 415 and 110 volt appliances. With a fully equipped Kitchen and Office test bays you'll and carry out testing using a range of different types of PAT Testing equipment. After completing your testing you will be shown how to use PAT testing software and how to manage your PAT Testing results. This is a vital part of any PAT Testing business as all clients will require a PAT report for their records and as part of the service. You'll also get to print an invoice for your customer.

Day Three

The third and final day will focus on the practicalities of starting your own business. The day will outline essential information on how to set up a business. Covering such topics as Tax, Insurance, Business banking, funding available, set up costs, pricing and marketing.

This course will be sure to get your PAT testing business off to the right start.

Those who are successful will achieve a City & Guilds Level 3 qualification enabling you to progress onto more advanced electrical training courses:

  • City & Guilds 2377 - 11 The Management of In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT Testing)
  • City & Guilds 17th Edition 2382 - 10 Level 3 Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS 7671: 2008)
  • City & Guilds 2391 - 10 Level 3 Certificate in Inspection, Testing & Certification of Electrical installations
  • City & Guilds 2392 - 10 Level 2 Certificate in Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification

There are no formal pre requisites however those who want to attend this course must have a strong interest in the subject area and be eager to learn a new skill.

Please call us on 01642 987554 to discuss if any other relevant qualification/experience you may hold is applicable.

Assessment is in the form of a 30 question online examination. This is an open book exam that last for 1 hour. You will also be assessed on your practical testing.

Successful candidates will achieve a City and Guilds The In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment - 2377-12 certificate and a certificate of attendance from PASS.

Candidates who fail the examination will only receive a certificate of attendance from PASS.

The IEE Code of Practice for in service inspection and testing of electrical appliances 3rd edition.

Available group booking dates can be obtained by calling 01642 987554.

For more information about this course or any of PASS Training's other electrical training courses call 01642 987554, use the contact form or email for more information.

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