18th Edition Course

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Who is this course for?

This 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, such as the 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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18th Edition Course

Course Overview

City & Guilds 2382-18 18th Edition Course

This 18th edition course qualification is officially be known as the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018.

The aim of this 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 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, and how to reference the regulations prior to taking your exam.

Notable changes in the 18th Edition course are as follows:

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
18th Edition Course

Course Duration

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.

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The exams

The exam for the 18th Edition 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.

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Course literature

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.

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Entry Requirements

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.

18th Edition Course


  • What is the 18th Edition?

    The 18th Edition, or formally, BS7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations, sets out the rules that electrical installations must follow. Having a recognised qualification in this is essential for those intending to carry out any electrical work.

  • What does this 18th edition course cover?

    This course covers the role the Wiring Regulations plays in the industry, the structure and design of the 18th Edition, an explanation of the numbering system and how to use it and mock exams to prepare you for your online exam.

  • What qualification is included in this course?

    Upon successfully completing your online exam you will receive a City and Guilds Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671:2018.


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