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Course overview

Course Locations

  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Leicester
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Glasgow

Benefits over an online course

  • Real interaction with a trainer – this can’t be emphasised enough.
  • Most people aren’t good at self-studying, which you’ll be doing on an online course, but with a classroom course, you’ll have your tutor available to ask any questions that arise throughout the training. Yes, some online courses allow you to submit questions, but you want the questions to be answered there and then, not a day or two later.

Modules breakdown

The 18th edition wiring regulations course is an update from 17th Edition, so lots of the content is similar.

The main thing to remember about the 18th Edition Course is that you won’t be trained on every regulation in the manual. The course is largely focused on referencing the regulations.

The key topics we cover on the course will include:

  1. Scope, object and fundamental principles
  2. Definitions
  3. Assessment of general characteristics
  4. Protection for safety
  5. Selection and erection of equipment
  6. Inspection and testing
  7. Special installations or locations
  8. Appendices
One of our 18th edition course trainers

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installations Course Information

When you complete your assessment, you will receive a Level 3 City & Guilds (C&G 2382-22) qualification.

IET Wiring Regulations Entry Requirements

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements to sit our Level 3 City & Guilds 18th Edition Course, learners are advised to have basic knowledge of electrical installations.

The City & Guilds course is primarily aimed at experienced electricians and domestic installers; however, it is also very popular with allied professionals such as contracts managers, designers, electrical engineers, consultants, surveyors, and others needing to update and enhance their understanding of the IEE Wiring Regulations.

18th Edition Certificate

The 18th Edition Certificate refers to the Wiring Regulations’ 18th edition, also known as BS 7671:2018. This is a set of electrical installation standards in the United Kingdom that outlines the requirements for the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.

Individuals who have successfully completed a course in the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations are issued an IET Wiring Regulations Certificate. This course is typically designed for electricians, electrical engineers, and other electrical industry professionals.

The certificate is proof that the holder has a good understanding of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and is qualified to design, install, and maintain electrical systems in compliance with these standards. It is often required by employers and regulatory bodies in the electrical industry as evidence of competency.

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Our laptops we use for 18th edition courses

Do I need 18th Edition Training?

If you are undertaking electrical installations, it is important that you are designing and installing in line with the latest wiring regulations. As a result, it’s now mandatory for practising electricians to be trained in the 18th Edition Regulations. For those registering with a competent persons scheme, in-depth knowledge of the 18th Edition is essential, even if you have a Level 3 NVQ.

Key amendments to the BS 7671

  • Protection against overvoltages, with a revision of Clause 443.
  • Protection against fire – Chapter 42 has been revised with additional information on arc fault detection.
  • Electrical Embedded heating – Section 753 has been expanded to include embedded electrical heating systems for surface heating and now includes de-icing and frost prevention systems.
  • Energy efficiency – There is a brand-new section covering energy efficiency

As described above, our Level 3 City & Guilds 18th edition electrical course is not intended to cover every regulation in the book. It’s going to teach you how to apply your book to the circumstances you’re going to encounter in your working life.

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When you feel ready, you can take an online multiple-choice exam that lasts for two hours. You’re allowed to bring your 18th Edition Regulations book (BS 7671) into the exam and use it if needed. Just keep in mind that you’ll have about 2 minutes per question, so it’s crucial to have a good overall knowledge of the 18th Edition Regulations and a solid understanding of the book.

To take the assessment for this course, don’t forget to bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you. It’s important to have this with you to sit the test.

Course Book Required

While we have some books available in our main centres, we recommend that you purchase your own, as you will be able to take notes in these. You are not able to takes notes on the centre provided books.

What you need: BS 7671:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (Brown) – ISBN 978-1839532184

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you provide volume discounts?

If you are booking in multiple learners on this course, please contact our customer service team on 0808 164 2780 and we can arrange volume discounts.

What if your start dates don't suit my availability?

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What Is The 18th Edition?

All electricians in the UK must follow the guidelines set out in the IET Wiring regulations when installing wiring of any kind. This document is regarded as a vital requirement for electricians operating in Britain, so it’s important that you know it inside out. The regulations cover the erection of any new electrical appliances, as well as the maintenance of existing ones, including any additions or alterations that may be made.

The 18th edition of the wiring regulations (BS 7671:2018) was published in 2018 by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and they replace the previous edition that was first published back in 2008 before being updated in 2015. The 18th edition includes some new and revised rules, as well as changes to the structure of the document. The rules and regulations set out in the 18th edition came into effect in January 2019, so if you are still unsure about the guidelines, you may be working outside of the strict guidelines.

These wiring regulations have been an important part of an electrician’s job since they were first published way back in 1882. They are regularly updated to adapt to new technologies and safety practices, so it’s important for electricians to be up to date with the 18th edition.

Many people think that these guidelines are a legal document but that is not actually the case. The BS 7671, or 18th edition, is not a legal document in itself. However, it does outline all of the rules and guidelines that must be followed during any electrical installation in order to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations. So, even though it is not technically a legal document, the 18th edition is treated as one and the industry recognises it as an authority that needs to be followed to the letter.

What is eighteenth edition course for?

Some people are unsure about whether the 18th edition applies to them or not. If you work in electrical installation in any capacity, you need to follow the guidelines set out in the 18th edition. They are designed to ensure that all people, livestock, and property are protected and that any electrical fixtures that you design or install are perfectly safe. They also ensure that the electrical installations function properly. Although electricians are the most common group that need the 18th edition, other professions, like engineers also need it.

What Are The Main Changes?

You may be wondering how different the new versions of the regulations are, and whether you really need to take an 18th edition course or not. But the regulations are very different in the 18th edition so you need to stay up to date. Some of the most notable changes include:

Protection against electric shock – Chapter 41
There are a number of significant changes to this chapter, mainly to do with metallic pipes entering the building.

Selection and Erection of Wiring Systems – Chapter 52
There is one significant change in this chapter. Regulation 521.10.202 now requires all cables to be supported against collapse in the event of a fire. Previous regulations only required cables to be supported in escape routes, but the new version states that this must be the case throughout the installation.

Electric vehicle charging installation – section 772
Regulation 722.411.4.1, which deals with the use of a PME supply has been changed significantly. The rules around external influences, RCDs, socket outlets and connectors have all been changed.

Energy Efficiency – Appendix 17
This new appendix provides a lot of guidelines and suggestions for energy efficiency when designing and erecting electrical installations.
These are just some of the many significant changes that have been made in the 18th edition.

What Courses Are Available?

If you do not already have an 18th edition qualification, we deliver a comprehensive 3 day course to give you all of the information that you need. The course is open to anybody that has a working knowledge of electrical installations but is primarily aimed at practising electricians, even those that have a level 3 NVQ. The course covers the basic definitions of the terms set out in the 18th edition, including an assessment of general characteristics. After these introductory sections, there will be a more in-depth look at the different sections of the 18th edition, including the erection of electrical equipment, protection for safety, inspection and testing, and special installations and locations.

If you have recently been awarded your 17th edition 3rd amendment certification, you may not need to take the full 3 day course. Instead, you can take a 1 day update course. If you have taken the 3rd amendment course, there are fewer changes that you need to be aware of. The topics covered are similar to those covered in the full 3 day course, but there are fewer changes that you need to learn about, so it is a shorter course.

If you are a practising electrician, it is vital that you have an 18th edition qualification. If you do not, you will be barred from registering with certain schemes and a lot of larger clients will not work with you.

What is your exam pass rate?

We boast industry high course pass rates. Infact, we have a 98% pass rate for our 18th edition regulations exam.

How much does your course cost?

Our prices vary depending on which option you take:

Our 3-day course costs £375 + VAT.

Our 1-day course costs £162.50 + VAT.

Exam only costs £125 + VAT.

Is this qualification recognised by CPS like NICIEC?

This qualification is recognised by CPS such as niceic, Select, Napit.

About The Wiring Regulations Course

The level 3 18th Edition Course is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of electrical regulations and standards. The course is based on the latest edition of the IET Wiring Regulations, which serves as the primary textbook. The material covered in the course is divided into various modules, each of which includes detailed answers to common questions, as well as practical tips and advice.

Students are encouraged to make use of a wide range of learning resources, including online forums, community groups, and tutoring sessions. These resources provide students with an opportunity to engage with their peers, exchange ideas and experiences, and receive expert guidance and support.

In addition to the textbook, students are also given access to a variety of other study materials, including tests, papers, essays, and assignments. These resources are designed to help students to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of the material covered in the course, and to prepare them for the 18th Edition Exam.

Overall, the 18th Edition Course provides students with a comprehensive and engaging learning experience, which is designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to succeed as an electrician. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, the course provides the resources and support you need to achieve your goals.

Who decided on the content for the course?

The content for the 18th edition course was decided upon by a team of electrical experts and professionals. This team included representatives from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), and the Electrical Safety Council (ESC).

The team worked together to ensure that the content of the 18th edition course was up-to-date and comprehensive.

What is the course material like?

The course material for a given course will vary depending on the subject matter and the instructor's preferences. Generally, course material can include lecture notes, readings, assignments, exams, and other materials. Lecture notes may include slides, diagrams, and other visuals that help explain the concepts being discussed. Readings may include the 18th edition course book, textbooks, journal articles, or other sources of information related to the course topic.

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