As a general rule candidates should know about electrical installation and electrical science. You must also have completed a 17th edition course since the 3rd amendment was launched in January 2015.
The course is primarily aimed at practising electricians and domestic installers. However, it is also very popular with a range of other related trades needing to update and enhance their understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations. All candidates must be over 16 years old.
If you have passed your 17th edition since the last amendment was published then you can take this shorter 1-day 18th edition update course. It covers similar topics to the 3-day course but due to there being fewer changes we can cover these in a shorter space of time.
If you do not hold the 17th edition with the last amendment, then you will want to take our 3-day 18th edition training. Either way, make sure you are up to date with the latest wiring regulations by completing one of our courses.
The 1-day 18th Edition course will mainly focus on the changes to the 17th edition since the third amendment plus how to navigate the latest blue book. You won’t learn every regulation in the book, but you will learn to reference the latest regulations as you would on the job. Topics currently covered on the course will still be:
Scope, object and fundamental principles
Assessment of general characteristics
Protection for safety
Selection and erection of equipment
Inspection and testing
Special installations or locations
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Do I need this course?
By taking this one-day class, you will give yourself the best chance of passing first time by studying in an environment which lends itself to learning. You can take yourself away from your day to day distractions and know that at the end of the course you will have completed the learning and will most likely have passed. You will also be in a classroom of like-minded people who recently passed their 17th editions meaning the course can be taught at the right level for you.
Remember every installation from January 2019 will need to be designed in line with the 18th Edition wiring regulations. Anyone looking to register with a competent persons scheme will need to prove they are up to date even if they have already completed a Level 3 NVQ. Also, anyone looking to register with the new ECS Check system will need the latest qualification.
Key changes to the 18th Edition
Key changes to the 18th edition are:
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 stated above the course is not designed to cover every regulation in the book. It will teach you how to best reference your book about situations you will face in your working life.
You will take a 2 hour online multiple-choice exam. You will be able to take your blue 18th Edition Regulations book (BS 7671) into the exam with you and refer to it if need be. The timing of the exam means that you will have on average 2 minutes per question, so a good overall knowledge of the 18th Edition regs plus a thorough understanding of the book is a must.
Please note that you provide photographic ID such as a passport or a driving license at least 5 working days before the course start date.
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In short, anywhere. We have two training centres in Paisley, next to Glasgow Airport & Dalgety Bay, Fife. We can deliver courses nationwide on your premises for class sizes of 6+ students.
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If you are booking in multiple learners, 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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For large organisations, we can manage your training diary, booking in courses and delivering the training nationwide at your outlets. We deliver a range of heating, electrical, first aid and health & safety courses, so are well equipped to offer a full training delivery service. For courses that we don't deliver, we can source reputable providers nationwide.
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