Requirements for Electrical Installation 18th Edition BS7671 (1 day update)

Qualification: City & Guilds Award
Level 3

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About this course

The 18th Edition of BS7671 is the very 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 1-day update course is held on a Friday.

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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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 classroom based course 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.


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

Entry requirements

Our 1-day course is only available for those already 17th edition certified since January 2015. Evidence will be required.

It 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 in a classroom over 1 full day and provides in-depth training on the 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations and will include a summative 2 hour examination on the full content of the Regulations.

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

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course and will need to bring evidence of your 17th edition certification.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
30/11/18 09:00 - 17:00 (Friday) 1 day Marine Skills Centre £185
25/01/19 09:00 - 17:00 (Friday) 1 day Marine Skills Centre £185
22/02/19 09:00 - 17:00 (Friday) 1 day Marine Skills Centre £185
22/03/19 09:00 - 17:00 (Friday) 1 day Marine Skills Centre £185
26/04/19 09:00 - 17:00 (Friday) 1 day Marine Skills Centre £185
24/05/19 09:00 - 17:00 (Friday) 1 day Marine Skills Centre £185
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