Course Information


Course type: Classroom

Estimated course length: 3 Days

Cost: £375 + VAT

Available centres
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Dalgety Bay Academy, 01314606511
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516


    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.



    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:


    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





    Key changes to the 18th edition are:


    1. Protection against overvoltages, with a revision of Clause 443.
    2. Protection against fire – Chapter 42 has been revised with additional information on arc fault detection.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

    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.




    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.


    BS 7671:2018 – Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations (New 18th Edition)

    18th Edition

    18th Edition questions

    Where do you deliver 18th Edition training?

    In short, anywhere. We have two training centres in Paisley, next to Glasgow Airport & Dalgety Bay, Fife. We can deliver courses nationwide on your premise for class sizes of 6+ students.

    Do you provide volume discounts?

    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?

    Please contact our customer service team on 0808 164 2780 and we will try our best to accommodate you.

    Can you manage our training diary?

    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.

    How do I book a course?

    Call our customer service team on 0808 164 2780 or click book now and submit your details online and we will contact you to process your booking.

    Some of the companies who trust us with their training requirements...



    We work with some of the UK’s most well-known employers who trust us with their training requirements.


    We promise you quality training that will not only provide the accreditation you need but the competence and practical skills to confidently apply safe, methodical working processes in your chosen field.


    We offer you high-quality, low-cost training at all of our industry-leading training centres, providing top value 18th Edition courses in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and across the UK.


    All our training staff are fully qualified industry experts and have 10 years+ experience working with some of the UK’s most accomplished electrical employers.


    We have invested over £250,000 to create the best possible training facilities, incorporating real-life practical scenarios to prepare you for the workplace.


    As an LCL Awards Accredited Training Centre we can offer certification turnaround in under 5 working days.