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Multimeter training course


This training course enables engineers to learn how to use a multi-meter to carry out fault finding, as well as including a comprehensive course on installing heating control systems. This will involve fault finding a heating control system. This course is aimed at existing or new heating engineers, who are looking to enhance their practical skills with further technical support on control maintenance, fault finding and repair.

This course examines provides an in-depth look at an indispensable tool, it provides practical experiences on how to properly select a meter, utilize the multimeter settings correctly and perform safe testing procedures. This is a hands-on course, learning through demonstration and practical sessions.

Who is the course aimed at?

Any Gas Safe Registered operatives who wish to undertake gas boiler repairs.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

This course is aimed at Heating Engineers and assumes that they have a working knowledge of how boilers and heating systems function prior to attending the course. SWAAT also offer a course covering advanced boiler fault-finding. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 for more information.


Course content

The course requires an understanding of electrical principles and cable termination skills.

Each student will work on their own system, and will have plenty of time to absorb and understand how each system works. You will gain an understanding of how and why central heating systems work and advice will be given on suitable ‘tooling’ and test equipment.


Theory sessions will introduce the conventional wiring systems, 'Y' Plan, 'S' Plan, Etc. These will be reinforced with practical sessions allowing you to actually create the aforementioned plans.


The course comprises of:

Course duration

Two days

Training Method

Practical workshop and theory


There is no formal assessment

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates will gain the confidence to use a multimeter confidently and diagnose central heating faults.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with course book.


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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