Why take the C&G 2382-22 Online 18th Edition Course (eLearning)?

If you want to get up to speed with the latest 18th Edition wiring regulations but study at home and at your own pace then the online course option is ideal for you. We offer two course variants from both the IET and Learning Lounge which are both excellent in terms of content and delivery systems. This 18th Edition course is the equivalent of our 3 day 18th Edition course delivered in centre. The difference is you will study at home until you feel ready to take on the exam and then simply give us a call on 01293 529777 to book. We also offer an online update course too.

When you book we will send instructions to your email address within 24 hours (except at weekends) so you can start your online 18th Edition training. 

IMPORTANT: The price of these courses includes the online learning, the exam and all course fees including VAT. You can only take your 18th Edition exam at one of our centres if you book your 18th Edition course via Trade Skills 4U.

This course includes

18th Edition (excl book)

Course overview

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. As a general rule candidates should have knowledge of electrical installation and electrical science. If you have no previous installation experience you may want to attend our City & Guilds 4141 Installation Workshop and 5 day building regs course before taking this 18th Edition course.

The course is primarily aimed at practicing electricians and domestic installers, however it is also very popular with allied professionals such as contracts managers, designers, electrical engineers, consultants, surveyors, and other related trades needing to update and enhance their understanding of the IEE Wiring Regulations. All candidates must be over 16 years old.

Course Content

The courses below cover key aspects of the 18th Edition wiring regulations to enable you to be able to reference your regulations books as you would in real life when faced with a variety of situations. They both include online learning modules coupled with practice exams at the end to prepare you for the real exam which is taken in one of our centres.

Learning Lounge 18th Edition Full Online Course (20 Hours)

The 18th Edition full course from Learning lounge covers all the key areas required to pass the 18th Edition without a recent 17th edition qualification. The course lasts approximately 20hrs.

Why take a learning lounge course?

Learning Lounge have been producing online courses for years specifically for the electrical sector. The courses are very visual, focus on video content which makes them very easy to digest and follow. The courses are presented by industry experts who are famous within the electrical community such as Tony Cable and Dave Austin. Click the image above for a short teaser video.

The IET 18th Edition Full Course (20 Hours)

As with the Learning Lounge course this update course covers what you need to know in order to pass your 18th Edition exam if you do not hold a recent 17th Edition qualification. 

Why take The IET course?

The IET are the publishers and authors of the 18th Edition wiring regulations. This means the course content should be spot on, clear and concise. 

The courses above cover the following:

  • Scope, object and fundamental principles
  • Definitions
  • Assessment of general characteristics
  • Protection for safety
  • Selection and erection of equipment
  • Inspection and testing
  • Special installations or locations
  • Appendices

Both Learning Lounge and the IET have produced excellent courses which have interactive elements to help you learn and retain the information. Having tested both systems we would suggest that those who learn more visually will benefit from the video driven Learning Lounge experience. If you are more used a more traditional learning style then the IET version will be more suited to your needs. Both courses include online practice exams to get you ready for the real thing!

When you book your course we will send you log in details so that you can access your course within 24 hours but usually much sooner. When you have taken your courses, completed your practice exams and feel ready to take your final exam simply give us a call and we can book your exam in one of our 8 locations across the UK. Please note the prices quoted above include the cost of the online learning and the cost of the exam (inc VAT). You can only take an exam for one of these online courses if you have booked via Trade Skills 4U.

What are the key changes in the 18th Edition?

Key changes to the 18th Edition are as follows:

  • Protection against overvoltages - Clause 443 is likely to be overhauled.
  • Protection against fire - Chapter 42 will be updated with extra information on arc fault detection
  • Electrical Embedded heating - Section 753 will be extended to include embedded electrical heating systems for surface heating, and will include de-icing and frost prevention systems.
  • Energy efficiency - There will be a brand new section covering energy efficiency.

As stated above the course is not designed to cover every regulation in the book. It will teach you how to best reference your book in relation to situations you will face in your working life.


Once you complete your online course please contact us to book an online exam on 01293 529777. The exam lasts 2 hours and is an online multiple choice assessment that must be taken in one of our centres. The cost of this course includes 1 attempt at the exam. Resits are charged at just £65. We offer a weekend exam option at least once a month too.

Course Book Required

We stock some books in our main centres, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. To buy books please call 01293 529777.

  • BS 7671:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (Brown) - ISBN 978-1839532184

Frequently asked questions

How does this work?

On booking we will register you with your chosen provider. You will be sent an invitation to your email address asking you to register online. You can then take the course at your own pace. Once you feel ready please contact us on 01293 529777 and we can book you onto an exam.

Does this course include an exam?

Yes. The price you see includes all course fees, access to the online materials and an exam which can be taken in any of our centres nationwide. If you want to take your exam with us you must book via the Trade Skills 4U Website or by giving us a call.

How often are the online exams?

In our main centres (Gatwick. Warrington, Coventry and Leeds) we have exams running pretty much every week. In our short course centres they run roughly twice a month, however please contact us to find out specific dates available.

Our locations

As well as the having multiple large sites, we also have a number of sites dedicated to delivering the 18th edition wiring regulations & PAT Testing courses.

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Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. The centre is just East of Leeds situated just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ
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Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY
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We currently offer 18th edition courses from Newcastle just north of the City Centre. We are based a just a short drive from Newcastle and Sunderland. However watch this space as we will add any new courses on offer to this page as they become available.

Holiday Inn, Jesmond Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 1PR
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Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses  for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region. The new centre is based in Westwood Business Park right next...

Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS
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Our Hertfordshire PAT Testing and 18th edition courses are delivered from the University of Hertfordshire Campus. This makes it easily accessible from North London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the home counties.

Business Park, The Fielder Centre, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield AL10 9TP
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We deliver electrical training for Wales from our Cardiff facility which is based within the Cardiff Met’s University Campus. The facility is based very near the M4 and the A48 and is easily commutable from Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

Conference Centre, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
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Our Mitre Court and Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
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London Euston

Our centre in Central London is based right next to Euston Station. We currently offer a few electrical courses from Central London. We do offer more courses from our London Gatwick Centres which are easily accessible b...

Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD
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