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Able Skills has their own accommodation available at £20 per night for those of you who are travelling longer distances to train with us.

City & Guilds 2377 (PAT Testing) Course

PAT Testing

What You’ll Learn

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places a legal accountability on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and to take reasonable and practical steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of electrical equipment - this requires a regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. Every item of electrical equipment in a commercial environment is required to be tested to ensure that it is safe to use and has been marked safe. A competent person must inspect the installation regularly in any public building or a place that people work. The PAT Testing scheme is designed to ensure that those responsible for the maintenance and/or practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment are familiar with the use of the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

C&G 2377-22 - Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment is aimed at those undertaking practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment and C&G 2377-32 - Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment, allows those with an administrative responsibility for the testing and inspection of electrical equipment to gain a qualification suitable to their job role.

How You’ll Learn

The course will cover electrical safety regulations, role and responsibilities, insulation and earthing, classification of appliances, preliminary inspection, test precautions, using a portable appliance tester, essential and optional tests, labeling tests, reporting and recording results and implementing a test programme. PAT Testing courses are predominantly theory based as there are on-line exams to complete however there is also a practical assessment associated with the C&G 2377-22 award so practical training with the aid of PAT testing equipment will be undertaken.

Courses Open To You After

If you only opt to undertake the C&G 2377-22 - Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment, you may also want to consider adding the Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment at a later date.

Additional Info

These courses are available in 2 days for those with Electrical backgrounds however, if you have limited or no electrical background, we also offer a 3 day option whereby you will be given training to achieve a basic electrical understanding to prepare you for moving on to PAT testing training. Both on-line exams are open-book so it is essential that you have a copy of IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. We also recommend this as pre-course reading material.

Not For You?

If you are looking for a more detailed role within the commercial electrical industry, you may want to consider the C&G 2365 level 2 which is the starting point for anyone looking to become an Electrician.

Duration & Cost

For those with an Electrical background:

C&G 2377-22 - Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment – 2 days - £195.00 including VAT

C&G 2377-22 - Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment AND C&G 2377-32 - Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment – 2 days - £295.00 including VAT

For those without an Electrical background:

Basic Electrical Training AND C&G 2377-22 - Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment AND C&G 2377-32 - Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment – 3 days - £395.00 including VAT

Electrical Training courses at Able Skills Dartford Kent

by Able Skills

Andrew B

I took the 5 day introduction to electrics with Able Skills. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole week, it was very informative and taught in the simplest way possible to gain a good understanding very quickly. The course Tutor was quick to inform us “there’s no such thing as a stupid question” and was happy to answer anything and everything we threw at him! Great value for money and I would definitely recommend

Graham B

I did not need to consider other training providers, Able Skills offered exactly what I needed. I had an excellent week training with the introduction to electrics with Bryan. I learnt a lot and I am really looking forward to the VRQ next week, I feel well prepared.

David D

The web search helped me chose Able Skills to study with for my City & Guilds 2365 Level 3. It was a 7 week course and taught by Richard. I was impressed with the walk through their facility prior to booking with them. Richard did a good job in his presentation, he used his knowledge and experience to teach the course and meet with my expectations. I will be recommending them to others and would consider training with them for other courses.

Chris M

I decided to choose Able Skills for my training because when discussing the course the information given was good and the cost was competitive. My Tutor was very good, extremely informative and a credit to the College. He really helped me with understanding difficult parts of the course. I will be recommending them to others.

Tomas N

Location and length of the course were the factors important to me when choosing where to train for my 2365 Level 3. The internet had great reviews and my friends had heard of them. We had an excellent tutor, who taught the syllabus not the exam and this made a huge difference in my understanding of the subject.

Marek M

I studied my Introduction to electrics with Able Skills. It was all very new to me and being over 50 years old, could have been a struggle. My Tutor Richard explained all the ins and outs. The practice was great. I think that taking this course was the best decision  I could have made.

Edward J

I have been working in I.T. for 13 years and I have been on lots of training courses in my time. This was an excellent introduction course for a complete beginner. The facilities are excellent and our instructor Richard was first class. They had good class sizes also. I feel i gained knowledge and experience training at Able Skills to help me progress in the future.

Rodney C

Having trained with Able Skills last year for my Level 2, I decided to use them again to complete my Level 3 C&G 2330. There location was ideal for me. My instructor was Paul, he was helpful and his training was delivered well. The facility and equipment  was exactly what was needed. I always enjoyed the practical, I was getting a lot of hands on experience. My training expectations were met and I was happy to pass my exams. I would recommend to others.

James Brock

The course was taught to a very high standard and a good level of understanding was achieved. I would rate Able Skills as Excellent and would attend other courses with them.

Stephen O’Connor

As always, Richard made the course very enjoyable while imparting his vast knowledge and experience. I now have the knowledge to pass the 2391 !!! I give able Skills an overall rating of excellent!

Leslie Waite

Able Skills was recommended to me and the location was ideal. Special thanks to Bryan for his A1 tuition and Steve for his help. The overall rating for Able Skills is excellent.

Mark Brown

I found Able Skills on the internet, further to visiting the training centre, I liked what I saw. The course and tutors were good and gave me everything I needed. The course was value for money and I would recommend to others.

M Yarnall

Due to the short duration of the course, I found it quite intensive, but having the toughness of “Richard” the information was hammered home. All the electrical tutors were very helpful when asked questions and Steve was just as good when in the bays Thank you to all!

Michael Lipka

ALL staff were very personable and helpful. Very high standard of tutoring. Laura was outstanding with my initial enquiries which encouraged me to train at Able Skills. I would recommend to others.

Robert Graham

Richard is a very knowledgeable tutor and has a good way of explaining things. Overall very happy with the teaching I received which will set me up well for my future career as an electrician.

Stephen Price

Very good tuition and instruction by Richard Manell, very thorough and professional at all times. The course was value for money and met my expectations.

Amy Ferriday

I opted for Able Skills which offers a more hands on experience. I have learnt so much and I am looking forward to part P. Thank you, I will be recommending Able Skills to others.

Lee Wilkinson

I found the method of training and tutor informative, in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent emphasis on safety and working practices.  I chose able skills because there was no hard sell and I was able to visit any time before enrolling.

Mark Jolly

My instructor, Alan was excellent! Very knowledgeable. Had the right blend of humour, theory and practical. Alans instructural ability is first class. He caters for all abilities and puts the information across extremely well.

Andrew Sheppard

The tutor Steve was excellent! Very pragmatic hands on approach, very helpful!!

Slavyan Naydenov

Very good training facilities and excellent organisation of the training process. The course was value for money and I would recommend.

Robert Vermeula

I found Able Skills online and was told they were good. I found them to be helpful and friendly. The course met with my expectations and I would attend other courses provided by them.

Andrew Cox

I have been to the centre before and found them to be excellent. Good clear teaching, excellent communication.

Jack Foster

Able Skills have a good reputation and reasonably priced. I learnt a lot during my course, the tutoring was clear, precise and efficient. It is an all round good centre for training.

Ray Matthews - 2382

Steve was very helpful and thorough with questions and made the wiring regulations easier to understand. He is a good instructor. Thanks!

Raymond Anderson -2382

I chose Able Skills as I thought they had competent trainers and the cost was the best I had seen. The course was very informative. Steve took care to explain all grey areas. Very helpful, thanks!

David Wood -2382

Able Skills is local to me so it was a no-brainer to train with them. Steve is a straight talking fella. And to be honest, it worked for me!

Simon Marlow - 2392

I have known about Able Skills for years and have been doing various courses with them for a while. This was one of the best courses I have done so far at Able Skills.


Even though I had considered training somewhere else, I chose Able Skills because the centre is near to me and also I read that Able Skills has really good feedback. Bryan was very knowledgeable and if I ever needed anything explaining to me he would take his time and explain things. Thanks Bryan.


I have done a training course with Able Skills before. I chose them again because they are close to where I live and also for how often they run the course. I am very happy yet again with the training and I like Byrans method of teaching.


I used my ELCAS credits to fund this course as I am leaving the forces. I looked at reviews on the ELCAS website and Able Skills were rated really well. Many thanks to Bryan for an excellent course.


I chose Able Skills because of a friend’s recommendation as they had also trained at Able Skills. Special thanks to Bryan for A* tuition and Steve the ‘terminator’ for his help.


I found out Able Skills via the quest magazine and decided to choose them as my training provider because they offered level 2 qualifications and good training.

John Persaud–VRQ Part P Course

I heard about Able Skills on a search of the internet and one of the most important thing for me was distance so Able Skills was perfect for me. Overall very good course and I am pleased that I passed and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Bryan.

Paul Mead– VRQ Course

My friend told me about Able Skills, I like that they run courses on the weekend because I work though the week. The course was value you for money and it more than met my expectations and I will be sure to recommend Able Skills to my friends and family.

Barry Tuvey–VRQ Course

I found Able Skills on the internet I didn’t consider training anywhere else, I like at Able Skills that they offer accommodation for those who have to travel. More than happy with both practical and theory sessions, Bryan was patient and attentive to all of those in the class

Richard Mannells City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 Group Course Review

Gary Bishop

Richard delivers very thorough lessons. He teaches to a much higher standard than the exams required which gives me a lot of confidence for future courses and preparation for work.

Martin McCormack

I would just like to compliment all the staff at able skills. The course and admin staff for their professionalism and for being friendly and approachable.

Joel Brixey

The reason I chose able skills was because of its location and was impressed with the facilities. The quality of the teaching and the facilities are very impressive. All the tutors I met were excellent and I felt I got the most out of Richard.

Adam Witt

I highly rate Richard Mannell as a very good tutor. Explained stuff clearly and helped you in difficult situations.

Abubakar Jama

I liked able skills because they let me make up my own mind and did not push me into going with them. Richard was the best tutor ever and he was very helpful. The facilities are really good with a good practical workshop. All the teachers are excellent.

Matthew King

I picked able skills because all books and tools were included in the price and it still worked out to be cheaper than others in the area. The tutors were helpful and the facilities were good for practical and real life scenarios. I thought Steve, the technician, was really good and very helpful.

Robert Graham

Richard was a very good tutor, very knowledgeable and always happy to go the extra mile when explaining things. Steve was very helpful when doing our practical assessments.

David Lebbe

Richard is a fantastic tutor, professional, knowledgeable. He has the ability to teach to all levels, patient and maintains a high standard but is also fun. I hope to have Richard for my future courses. Steve, the technician, again is enthusiastic, always puts himself out for the students and is incredible hard working. He is also happy to pass on his knowledge. A real star.

Mark Brown

I was impressed by what I saw when I first visited the centre and was also impressed that able skills could take me from a beginner to being fully qualified. Richard Mannell is a good tutor, a perfectionist when it comes to the practical (this is a positive as it raises the standard of work by the students). Steve is an excellent technician. He is helpful, patient and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you!

Richard Mannells City & Guilds 2330 Level 3 Group Course Review

These are some of the students that did 2330 level 3 course with Richard Mannell. Most found us on the internet and said that they hadn’t considered training anywhere else. All explained that Able Skills courses are value for money and that they really enjoyed the course. Richard was an excellent tutor and he is always very helpful.

BENJAMIN PRATT - Well-structured course, excellent course content.

MICHEAL LIPKA - All staff very helpful. Very high standard of tutoring.

JOEL BRIXEY - The level 3 was an excellent course, Richard Mannell took us every step of the way guiding us to success. Steve was good with the class down in the bays and he was always willing to pass on his knowledge.

GREG - Richard is a very knowledgeable tutor and explains all aspects clearly.

ANTHONY COLLINS – Tutors were very informative.

MR YARNALL - Due to the short duration of the course I found it quite intensive but having the thoroughness of Richard the information was hammered home. All the electrical tutors were very helpful when asked questions and Steve was just as good when we were in the bays. Thank you to all.

KEVIN MOORE – Good tutors, Richard and Steve very helpful.

ROBERT GRAHAM - Richard is a very knowledgeable tutor and has a good way of explaining things. Overall, I am very happy with the teaching I received which will set me up well for my future career being an electrician.

MARTIN MACCORMACK  – Fantastic course and the tutors know what they are talking about.

STEPHEN PRICE - Very good tuition and instruction from Richard Mannell, very thorough and professional at all times.

MARK BROWN - Very good course it was value for money. Gave me everything I needed including splitting my money so I pay when I train.


Able Skills has grown and so has the amount of students in attendance and we are being used by everyone right across the UK and abroad.

As a result of the increase in students, Able Skills has purchased 3 properties to accommodate the growing numbers of people travelling from distance.

Able Skills properties are licensed HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) and are fully equipped in line with local authority standards.

The properties will provide you with your own fully furnished room with washing facilities and TV. There are several bathrooms/WCs as well as fully fitted kitchens and a dining areas to eat and/or meet your fellow students.

Able Skills employs someone to maintain the properties on a regular basis and also to ensure that the property is being looked after by those staying.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this accommodation at £20 per night and we are keen to ensure that your time away from home is enjoyable and comfortable. The properties are situated close to all of our training centres and some have allocated private parking facilities.

This enables you to leave your vehicle in a safe and secure environment and make that short walk to whichever course you are attending.

We are a very popular choice of training centre and as a result we are very busy and so is our accommodation. We would recommend that you make every attempt to tie in any accommodation requirements at the time of booking your course.

If our accommodation is full, there are other local alternatives available which range from £20 per night upwards.

During your stay at Able Skills accommodation we will guarantee you a secure area to keep all of your belongings and additionally, we guarantee that the only people using this property are Able Skills students.

Should you require any additional information or wish to book training and accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact Gary, Angela or John on 01322 280 202.

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