Who is this course for?
The 18th Edition course is an essential electrical qualification, and it is suitable for both newcomers to the industry, associate trades and those looking to update their existing qualification. The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations is also a requirement for anyone interested in joining a competent person part p scheme provider, like NICEIC, and certify that their installations meet current regulation guidelines.
When booking our 18th Edition Course, you will have the option of paying for the course in full (£420 inc. VAT) or reserving your space by paying a deposit (£150 inc. VAT).
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City & Guilds 2382-18 18th Edition Course
This new 18th Edition course qualification will officially be known as the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018.
If you have a few questions, please take a look at the bottom of the page for some 18th Edition FAQs.
If you currently hold the 17th Edition Amendment 3, you are eligible for the one day 18th Edition Update Course!
The aim of the 18th Edition course is to provide you with a great understanding of the Wiring Regulations, which you must follow when carrying out any domestic or commercial electrical installation work. This 18th Edition qualification will also be essential if you want to join a Government Approved Part P Scheme Provider, like NICEIC or ELECSA.
The IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations 2018 is a large blue book, full of regulations that we must follow as domestic electricians. The book content can sometimes appear quite daunting, however, as electrical training specialists, we will ensure that you understand the key chapters and appendices of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, and also how to reference regulations prior to taking your exam at the end of the course.
Some proposed changes to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations are (TBC):
Chapter 41 – Protection against electric shock:
• Metallic pipes entering the building will not need to be connected to the protective equipotential bonding if they have an insulating section at their point of entry.
• RCDs for additional protection are now required for AC final circuits supplying luminaires (lights).
Chapter 42 – Protection against thermal effects:
• Arc fault detection devices (AFDDs) are being recommended to be installed in AC final circuits, to reduce the risk of fire.
Chapter 44 – Protection against voltage, disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances:
• The condition under which protection against transient overvoltages has changed, Instead, protection against transient overvoltages are now required when certain conditions are in place.
Chapter 52 – Selection and erection of wiring systems:
• Cables now need to be supported throughout the installation and not just in escape routes, to prevent premature collapse in the event of fire.
• Appendix 6: The model forms have undergone some minor changes.
• New Appendix 17: Energy Efficiency recommendations.
Why choose us for your 18th Edition Training Courses?
• Excellent pass rates
• State of the art training facility
• Small, professional and friendly classes
• Quality training
Our 18th Edition Course includes the following:
- Introduction to the qualification
- The role the Wiring Regulations play in the industry
- BS7671:2018 structure, design and how to use it
- Explanation and guidance of the numbering systems
- Parts 1 through 7 of the Wiring Regulations book
The Wiring Regulations course takes place over 3 days. The core course times are Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Please take a look at our course FAQ’S for further course information.
The exam for the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course will be completed online. You will have 120 minutes to answer 60 multiple choice questions. You can take your Wiring Regulations book into the exam with you for reference.
The following publications are to be purchased by all customers wishing to take part on the 18th Edition Course. These books are ONLY for sale to customers who have booked a course with us. Books will not be posted out and will be available on the first day of your course.
There are no entry requirements for this course however we would recommend that those new to the industry with no installation experience consider taking our Key stage electrical course first.
If you would like any further information about the 18th Edition training courses or any of our electrician courses , please call us on 01444 872 145 and we will be delighted to help you.
I did my 17th Edition in 2018, what does that mean for me?
If you successfully completed your 17th Edition course with EC4U in 2018, we will offer an exam only fee and free course content for a one day update course. Simply give us a call when you are ready to book your course!
Will I have to install to the 18th Edition from July?
The 18th Edition is released in July 2018, but you will not be required to install to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations until January 2019.
I don't have my 17th Edition and I'm thinking of joining a Part P scheme provider. Should I wait until July for the 18th Edition?
If you are thinking of joining a Part P Scheme Provider, such as the NICEIC, between July 2018 and December 2018, you will be given a grace period to get your qualifications up to date. So if you have your 17th Edition Amendment 3, you will need to update to the 18th Edition by the time of your next on site assessment.
For example, if you join NICEIC in December 2018, you will not have to have your 18th Edition qualification, until your renewal date in December 2019. This gives you the time and ample opportunity to update to the 18th Edition.
We would always advise to update to the 18th Edition as soon as possible.
Can I just do the exam for the 18th Edition course?
We do not offer an exam only service. Due to extensive updates and changes, we highly recommend completing the 18th Edition course when it is released.
I only have the 17th Edition Amendment 3 book, can I use it?
The 18th Edition includes extensive updates so you will be required to buy the new 18th Edition Wiring Regulations for the course. You cannot use your 17th Edition 3rd Amendment book.