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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

City and Guilds 2377

This post presents detailed information about the City and Guilds 2377 qualification. This will be of interest to everyone wanting a level 3 award from C&G to show their proficiency in Portable Appliance Testing.

There are no qualifications required prior to undertaking PAT testing. There are many training courses designed to bring delegates up to the required standard of competence for carrying this out.


The City & Guilds 2377 qualification is required by some organisations before staff are allowed to carry out PAT testing. Achieving this qualification shows a sound working knowledge of the IET Code of Practice. The "IET Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing of Electrical Equipment" sets the industry standard on how to carry out PAT testing in the workplace. Edition 4 of this standard was released in November 2012.

This qualification is awarded on successful completion of an on-line multiple choice test. There are many organisations around the UK which offer City and Guilds 2377 training courses. Following the course the delegates can take the test at these approved centres. Delegates are allowed to refer to the IEE Code of Practice during the test.

C&G 2377 Qualification Handbook    (Detailed information about the qualifications here).

City and Guilds 2377 - 32 - Management of Electrical Equipment Maintenance:
(This is referred to as Unit 201 by C&G)

This is a recommended qualification for anyone who is responsible for inspection and testing. It covers the interpretation of the relevant legislation, assessing the risks, maintenance of records and working out the required period for retesting.

The on-line test for this consists of 40 multiple choice questions and the duration is 1 hour 20 minutes.

City and Guilds 2377 - 22 - Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment:
(This is referred to as Units 101/102 by C&G)

This covers areas such as identifying class and type of appliances, being aware of the typical causes of damage and working out appropriate test methods. There is also a practical assessment.

The on-line test for this consists of 50 multiple choice questions and the duration is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Note: Anyone undertaking this course should have a sound working knowledge of electrical principles. For example they should be a practicing electrician or should be a competent in a related field.

The City and Guilds 2377-22 and 32 modules can usually be taken together at a 2 day training course.





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