Course type: Classroom
Estimated course length: 3 Days
Cost: £375 + VAT
The 18th Edition Course 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). This means that, as an electrician working in the UK, you should be up to speed with this latest changes to the IEE wiring regulations. Our 18th Edition Course will help you to achieve this in just three days.
Our 18th Edition course is available in the following centres:
If you have passed your 17th edition since the last amendment was published and only need the 1-day 18th Edition Update Course, click here.
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements to sit our 18th Edition Course, learners are advised to have basic knowledge of electrical installations.
The course is primarily aimed at practising 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.
DO I NEED THIS COURSE?
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 practicing electricians to be trained in the 18th Edition. 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.
The 18th Edition 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:
- Scope, object and fundamental principles
- Assessment of general characteristics
- Protection for safety
- Selection and erection of equipment
- Inspection and testing
- Special installations or locations
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 described above, our 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.
18TH EDITION EXAMS AND ASSESSMENT
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.
Please note that you must provide a form of photographic ID such as a passport or a driving license at least 5 working days before the course start date. We need this to register you for your electronic assessment.
The 18th Edition BS7671:2018 book will be available for you to use when undertaking your course but is not included in the cost of your course.
You can purchase a copy of the BS7671:2018 book by clicking on the link below.