Why take the Weekend 18th Edition Course (1 Day)?

This weekend course is the same as our 1 day 18th Edition update course but simply delivered on a Saturday. The course covers the changes to the regulations since the 3rd amendment and is an ideal way to gain the qualification if you want to minimise time off work and get it done quickly.

We now offer our 1 day 18th Edition update course at the weekend (on Saturday) from our main centres based in Gatwick, Warrington and Leeds. This means you can take your 18th Edition course at the weekend lessening the impact on your working week and earnings.

Qualification Title: Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671: 2018 (2382-18).

We offer a range of other course options including the full 3 day course and online course options too. Visit this page to see all course options.

** Please note this course contains a full 2 hour exam.

This course includes

18th Edition (excl book)

Course overview

This course is currently available from:

  • Warrington - Great for Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton and the North West

We will also be adding courses shortly in:

  • Gatwick - Great for South London, Kent, Sussex and Surrey
  • Leeds - Great for North East, Sheffield, Harrogate and York

Enquire or call us to register your interest.

Entry Requirements

As a general rule candidates should have completed a 17th Edition course since the 3rd amendment was launched in January 2015. This is because the course only covers the changes since the last amendment. In order to qualify for our money back guarantee you must hold a qualification with the code C&G 2382-15. All candidates must be over 16 years old.

Why take this course?

This course is delivered and assessed in one day. We can have you in and out in a flash and give you the best chance pf passing first time whilst minimising your time off work. We often find classroom learning is the best way to make sure you are prepared for the exam and assessment.

Remember every installation from January 2019 will need to be designed in line with the 18th Edition wiring regulations. Anyone looking to register with a competent persons scheme will need to prove they are up to date even if they have already completed a Level 3 NVQ. Also anyone looking to register with the new ECS Check system will need the latest qualification.

Other reasons to train with us include:

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee on our Wiring Regulations Courses
  • A wide range of locations across the UK (More coming soon)
  • We have been delivering wiring regs courses for many years
  • Online access to course materials and future updates

We will also give you access to our learning portal where we will publish amendments as they are released.

18th Edition Course Content:

Our weekend 18th Edition course will focus on the changes since the third amendment to the 17th Edition and provide you with a grounding in how to navigate the book. You won’t learn every regulation in the book but you will learn to reference the latest regulations as you would on the job. Topics currently covered on the course will still be:

  • 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

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.

18th Edition Exams & Assessments

In the afternoon you will take a 2 hour online multiple choice exam in which you can take your blue 18th Edition Regulations book (BS 7671) and refer to it if need be. You will have on average 2 minutes per question.

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessment on this course.

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. You will need the following books for this course:

  • BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (blue) - ISBN 978-1785611704

Frequently asked questions

When will I need to take this course?

All installations designed from January 2019 onwards must comply with the new regs. If you belong to scheme such as the NICEIC, ELECSA, STROMA, Napit or others then they will tell you when you need to complete the qualification by. If you are registered with the JIB ECS check system then you will also need to achieve the latest qualification by a date which they will confirm to you.

How can I tell if I have the latest amendment?

If you passed your 17th edition since the 1st January 2015 then you will most likely have passed with the latest 3rd amendment. The only way to be 100% is to check your certificate for the course code C&G 2382-15. In order to attend this course we will ask to see a copy of your certificate to confirm you meet the entry criteria.

Who needs the 18th edition?

Virtually everyone working in electrical installation needs to be up to date with the latest wiring regulation. It is essentially the industry bible. Installers and employers require it as do governing bodies.

What is the pass rate?

We have a proven track record with exceptionally high pass rates of 98%. That is why we offer our 100% money back guarantee.

Do I need any experience?

We recommend that you understand the basic of electrical installation before undertaking this course. You must have also achieved your 17th edition with the latest 3rd amendment.

Is there any homework?

It is not mandatory, however students looking to pass first time may wish to set aside a couple of hours each evening to review course notes and revise.

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