18th Edition Wiring Regulations (via Zoom)

Qualification: City & Guilds Award
Level 3

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About this course

The 18th Edition of BS7671 is the latest update to the wiring regulations and is an essential qualification for anyone involved in the design, construction and inspection and testing of electrical systems. It is also a nationally recognised ‘must have’ qualification for companies seeking to recruit electricians.

This course is held over 9 live taught sessions, delivered online via Zoom. The exam will be held on-site at the College at 2pm, on Thursday 19th May 2022.

Live Zoom sessions will be held 18:30 - 21:00 on the following dates:

  • Thursday 3rd March 2022 
  • Thursday 10th March 2022
  • Thursday 17th March 2022
  • Thursday 24th March 2022
  • Thursday 31st March 2022
  • Thursday 7th April 2022
  • Thursday 28th April 2022
  • Thursday 5th May 2022
  • Thursday 12th May 2022

Exam will be held on-site at City College on:

  • Thursday 19th May 2022 at 14:00

If your employer is funding this course on your behalf we will require a completed Employer Authority Form returning to us before you can enrol.

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If you have any questions about this course, please contact us.

Tel: 023 8048 4848
Email: enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk 

What you will learn

This qualification is intended to introduce you to a working knowledge of wiring regulations along with a brief overview of the electricity at work regulations covering their statutory duties. Previous knowledge of the regulations is not assumed, however, a fundamental knowledge of electrical principles is assumed.

Please be aware that the wiring regulations course is not designed to teach you every regulation in the book, but it will teach you the best practices on how to reference the latest regulations as you would on the job. As such key topics currently covered on the 17th Edition will still be included.

You will study the latest standard of the IEE wiring regulations, including essential subjects such as safety, selection and erection of electrical equipment.

There are 7 key modules and current amendments:

Section 1 – Scope, Object and Fundamentals
Section 2 – Definitions
Section 3 – Assessment of general characteristics
Section 4 – Protection for Safety
Section 5 – Selection and Erection of equipment
Section 6 – Inspection & Testing
Section 7 – Special Installations or locations

This course does include the latest amendments such as:

  • Electromagnetic disturbance
  • Surge protection
  • Medical locations
  • Operating and maintenance gangways
Learning style

This course will be delivered live though the online platform Zoom. It will show, teach and perfect you on how to reference and use the book for situations that you will encounter while working in the field.

Assessment

The examination is a 2-hour multiple choice, open book, PC based exam with instant results.

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or Driving Licence with you in order to sit your exam.

Entry requirements

This course has been designed for electricians, contractors and those requiring a working knowledge of the latest edition of the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 qualification. This course is delivered via Zoom with live teaching over 9 evening sessions and provides in-depth training on the 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations and will include a summative 2-hour exam on the full content of the regulations.

Essential requirement:
You will need a copy of this book for the course, and you will need to  bring it with you to the College for use within your exam!
IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018)
ISBN 978-1-78561-170-4 

No interview is required for this course. We will email you information about how to pay and complete your enrolment when we receive your application. Your place is not secure until payment has been received.