2377 Portable Appliance Testing
The Certificate Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment is a qualification based on the IEE’s Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing electrical equipment.
Note: This qualification should not be confused with the Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2391), which is aimed at installations of entire buildings rather than portable appliances.
Who is it aimed at?
This qualification is aimed at practising electricians involved in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment (e.g. portable appliances) and/or those involved in managing the process of it.
There are two routes available within this qualification:
Level 3 Certificate of Competent Management of Electrical Equipment Maintenance (2377-22)
One mandatory unit – Certificate in Management of Electrical Equipment Maintenance (2377-100).
Level 3 Certificate for the Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
One mandatory unit – Certificate for the Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (2377-200).
ThompsonTraining currently only offers the second route.
How is the qualification taught and delivered?
You will be taught within a classroom environment. You should already be a practising electrician.
For each certificate you will be assessed via one online test. There is also a practical test so that your ability to test safely and competently is tested.
On completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress on to any of the following related qualifications:
- Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology (2330)
- NVQ in Electrotechnical Services (2357)
- Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS 7671: 2011) (2382)
- Level 3 Certificate in Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (2394)
Level 3 Certificate in Periodic Inspection, Test and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395)
- Progression to Level 4 qualifications would be for management and engineering roles.