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Course overview

Skills Training Group’s 18th Edition Course in Glasgow went live in July 2018. Since January 2019, the design of new electrical installations has been required to comply with the 18th Edition (BS 7671:2018). As an electrician working in the UK, you should be up to speed with this latest set of changes to the IEE wiring regulations – our 18th Edition training will help you achieve this in just 3 days.

If you have passed your 17th Edition since the last amendment was published, then you’ll only need our 1-day 18th Edition Update Course.

Modules breakdown

The 18th Edition course, referring to the latest version of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671), covers a wide range of modules designed to ensure electricians and other professionals are up to date with the latest electrical standards in the UK. Here’s an overview of the typical modules covered in this course:

  1. Scope, Object and Fundamental Principles: This module introduces the overall scope of the regulations, the fundamental principles for ensuring safety, and the objectives of the regulations.
  2. Definitions: It covers the key terms and definitions used throughout the regulations, ensuring a clear understanding of technical and general terms.
  3. Assessment of General Characteristics: This involves evaluating the general characteristics of electrical installations, such as supply characteristics, demand, and classification of external influences.
  4. Protection for Safety: This critical module addresses the various measures necessary for the protection of individuals and property from dangers and damage that can arise from the use of electrical installations.
  5. Selection and Erection of Equipment: It covers the guidelines and standards for selecting and erecting various types of electrical equipment, including wiring systems, switchgear, and protective devices.
  6. Inspection and Testing: This module focuses on the requirements for the initial verification, inspection, and testing of installations, as well as the documentation required.
  7. Special Installations or Locations: This part covers additional considerations and requirements for special installations or locations such as bathrooms, swimming pools, and explosive atmospheres.
  8. Appendices: These provide additional information, including standards and guidelines for various aspects of electrical installations.

The 18th Edition course is essential for professionals in the electrical industry to ensure compliance with national safety standards and to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. The course is regularly updated to reflect changes in technology, practises, and safety requirements.

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Training manuals

You should bring a copy of the BS7671:2018 Wiring Regulations book with you.

18th Edition course exams & assessment

Once you’ve completed your 18th Edition training at our centre in Glasgow, you’ll undertake a 2-hour online multiple-choice test. The assessment is open book and you’ll be able to take your 18th Edition Regs book into the assessment. You will have two minutes per question to complete your assessments, so a sound understanding of the manual is required.

How do I book?

Call our Glasgow office on 0808 164 2780 and speak to one of our friendly customer service team. They will discuss dates and availability and can take payment by debit or credit card to confirm your place.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals seeking to establish or enhance their career in environments that necessitate 18th Edition credentials must undertake the 18th Edition course.

This course is particularly beneficial for existing electrical industry professionals who need to align with the latest regulatory standards. It’s also well-suited for newcomers to the field who have not yet acquired an 18th Edition qualification.

Career Advancement Opportunities

Holding an 18th Edition qualification is fundamental for a career in the electrical sector. Completion of this course opens the door to more advanced electrical training programmes.

Entry Requirements

While previous electrical knowledge is advantageous, it is not mandatory. Candidates must demonstrate a keen interest in the subject and a commitment to learning to be eligible for this course.

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Where to find us

Our Glasgow-based training centre is located just off the M8 motorway and only a 5-minute drive from Glasgow Airport. There are public transport links from Glasgow City Centre close to us, with bus stops and train stations only a 5-10 minute walk from our centre.

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18th Edition Accreditation Process

We’ve made the process of completing our 18th Edition Course as quick and easy as possible:

Step 1:

Book your course online or by calling us on 0141 889 4516.

Step 2:

Attend your training day at our Glasgow training centre.

Step 3:

Undertake your theory-based 18th Edition assessment at our Glasgow centre.

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After passing, your certification will be sent you to via recorded delivery from our accreditation body.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main changes to the 18th edition?

The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671), which came into effect in 2019, introduced several key changes and updates to the previous edition. These changes reflect advances in technology, new standards, and the need to enhance electrical safety. Some of the main changes include:

Protection Against Overvoltages: There are more detailed requirements for protection against transient overvoltages of atmospheric origin or due to switching. The regulations provide clearer guidance on when such protection is required.

Energy Efficiency: This edition introduced a new section (Section 8) focused on energy efficiency. This section provides guidelines for energy efficiency improvements in electrical installations, aiming to reduce energy losses and optimize the selection of equipment.

RCD Protection: Changes were made to regulations regarding Residual Current Devices (RCDs), particularly in relation to the types of RCDs used and the circumstances in which they are required.

Surge Protection Devices (SPDs): The 18th Edition included new regulations on the requirement for Surge Protection Devices in certain installations to protect against transient voltages.

Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs): Although not mandatory, the 18th Edition recommends the use of AFDDs in AC final circuits as a means of providing additional protection against fire caused by arc faults in AC circuits.

Electrical Embedded Heating: Specific requirements for electrical embedded heating systems for surface heating were introduced, including provisions for floor, ceiling, and wall heating systems.

Fire Safety: Enhanced measures for fire safety, particularly concerning the installation of wiring systems within buildings to prevent the spread of fire.

Changes to Cable Sizing and Current Carrying Capacities: Updates to the regulations on cable sizes and their current carrying capacities were made, taking into consideration factors such as temperature and thermal insulation.

Inspection and Testing: There were revisions to the sections on inspection and testing, including modifications to the schedules of inspections and the sequence of testing procedures.

These changes are aimed at ensuring that electrical installations in the UK are safe, efficient, and up to date with the latest technological advancements and safety standards. For professionals working in the electrical industry, familiarity with these changes is crucial for compliance and safety.