EAL Level 3 Award In the In-Service Inspection and Testing Of Electrical Equipment (PAT) (QCF)
QUALIFICATION CODE: 600/4340/4
Introduction to the Qualification
What is this qualification?
This award gives the learner an understanding of the theory and practice of the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment; commonly referred to as PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing).
The award follows the Industry recognised IET (IEE) Code of Practice published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. It provides a facility for individuals to develop and/or enhance their knowledge and skills in order they can inspect electrical equipment which is ‘in-service’.
Who is this qualification for?
Those who wish to carry out formal visual inspections, and inspections and tests of
Electricians who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Those who wish to pursue a career in the electrotechnical/building services sector.
What does this qualification cover?
The skills and knowledge required to carry out the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment. This Award has one unit which covers: statutory and non-statutory requirements, electrical units, equipment construction; inspection and testing theory, practical inspection and testing of equipment and completion of documentation. The Award has 4 Credits and 35 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).
2.1 Accreditation & Industry Support for this Qualification
Is a QCF qualification and is accredited by Ofqual at level three.
Is recognised by industry, and was developed in conjunction with the NICEIC, ECA, and Summitskills; the sector skills council for building services engineering.