Who is this course for?
This 18th edition course is ideal for both newcomers to the electrical industry or for those people wishing to update their existing qualifications to the current 18th edition wiring regulations. This is an essential qualification for anyone looking to join a competent person part p scheme provider and self certify that their installation work meets current building and wiring 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 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.
The 18th Edition course will cover all the sections of the book listed below:
Part 1 – Scope, object and fundamental principles
What BS7671 covers, the objective of the regulations and the basic principles of the regulations
Part 2 – Definitions
A detailed list of definitions used throughout the book
Part 3 – Assessment of general characteristics
Covers characteristics that the electrical installation is to be compared against
Part 4 – Protection for safety
This deals with the technical requirements for protection from various effects, such as electric shock
Part 5 – Selection and erection of equipment
Covers the technical aspects of selecting the type of equipment and how it is to be installed
Part 6 – Inspection and testing
States the requirements for the different types of inspection and testing
Part 7 Special installations or locations
Locations which contain a greater risk than standard locations
Tables and charts containing information relevant to other sections of the book
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 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.
What are the 18th Edition Courses pass rates?
We have a 90% + pass rate for this course.
How much does it cost to re-take the 18th Edition Exam?
The exam re-sit fee is £40 but as you can see by our pass rate this is a rarely incurred extra cost.
Does it take a long time to get your 18th Edition Exam results?
No you will get the results on the day of your exam and take away paperwork confirming this.
How long does it take to get my pass certificate?
This will be posted to you approximately 2-3 weeks after you have taken your exam.
What book do I need?
The book required is the 17th Edition (BS7671:2008), (ISBN 978-1-78561-170-4), we can pre-order a copy for £70.
What time does the 18th Edition Course start and finish?
Our normal training day starts at 9:00 AM and Finishes at 4:00 PM. However there is rarely a normal day here at EC4U so training can usually carry on later for those that want a little more help or for those we identify as needing additional support.
Where does this 18th Edition Training Course take place?
Near to Brighton in the South East and is classroom based.
I have my 17th Edition, do I need to update to the 18th Edition?
If you are currently working in the electrical industry, we highly recommend updating to most recent edition of the Wiring Regulations, which is currently the 18th Edition.
Why do I need to update to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations?
All new installations must follow the most recent edition of BS7671 Wiring Regulations. In order to ensure you are meeting the latest requirements, it is recommended you upgrade to the 18th Edition as you may be working to out of date regulations.
If you are a registered electrician with a Competent Person Scheme, you will be required to upgrade to the 18th Edition, if you haven’t done so already, before your renewal with the Scheme Provider.
Is the 18th Edition required for the joining a Competent Person Scheme?
Yes, you are required to hold the 18th Edition qualification in order to join a competent person scheme and become a registered electrician.
I’m new to the electrical industry, can I do the 18th Edition?
Yes, there are no formal entry requirements to complete the 18th Edition course.
Is there any practical work in the 18th Edition course?
The 18th Edition Course is a theory only course and takes place in the classroom, where they will teach you how to navigate through the BS7671 Wiring Regulations book. There are no practical elements involved within the course.
If you are looking for a practical electrical course, we would recommend either our Keystage Electrical course, Level 2 Inspection and Testing course or the Experience Course.
Why do I need the 18th Edition qualification?
BS7671 Wiring Regulations (18th Edition) is an essential qualification within the electrical industry. It is the British standard that all new installations must follow.