Virtual 1 day course

18th Edition Wiring Regulations Update Course

It is the responsibility of every contracting electrician to ensure they are fully conversant with current electrical regulations, but it is equally important that maintenance electricians and electrical managers have sound knowledge of the regulations that relate to their environments and operations.

This course is recommended for holders of the current 17th Edition qualification to Amendment 3 2015 standard. It is primarily aimed at electrical tradespersons and electrical managers to make them aware of the changes introduced to the wiring regulations and implications to design and installation practices. The course will also be of great benefit to companies that intend to perform inspection and testing of fixed wiring installations by providing a sound knowledge of the latest version of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

Course content

The course focuses on the changes brought in by the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, including:

  • Part 1 – Scope, Object and Fundamental Principles
  • Part 2 – Definitions
  • Part 3 – Assessment of General Characteristics
  • Part 4 – Protection for Safety
  • Chapter 41 - Protection against electric shock
  • Chapter 46 – Isolation and Switching
  • Part 5 – Selection and Erection of Equipment
  • Part 6 – Inspection and Testing
  • Chapter 64 – Initial Verification
  • Chapter 65 – Periodic Inspection and Testing
  • Part 7 – Special Installations or Locations
  • Appendices 

The course builds to a 2-hour open book examination consisting of 60 multiple choice questions.


What can I expect from Virtual Learning?

Our Virtual Learning Courses give delegates the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home - ideal during this unprecedented time where social distancing is key.

Courses will be delivered online by one of our electrical tutors, just as they would be in a classroom facility. This is training online but not to be mistaken for E-learning. Our training is delivered in real time using video conferencing software that gives delegates the opportunity to watch and listen to the tutor, follow the presentation live and interact and ask any questions they may have.

There is scheduled course dates with set start and end times, and short breaks throughout the sessions. This differs to E-Learning where courses are pre-recorded and you can join at any time.

Our virtual learning can be accessed via a PC, laptop or tablet. When a booking has been made, we’ll then send you your joining instructions with the link to access the training shortly before the course – it really is that simple.

How do I take the exam? 

Once you have completed the virtual training course, you will then need to complete the examination on a separate occasion. This will be at one of our training centres, adhering to the social distancing guidelines, or we are also able to attend your site to conduct the exam. This will be arranged with you when we receive your course booking.


Please note, delegates will require a copy of the BS7671:2018 publication, both for the training course and examination. The course fee does not include a copy of this. 

The first amendment to BS7671, the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations was published on the 1st February 2020. It contains an updated Section 722 on Electric Vehicle Charging Installations. This update will come into place immediately and will be referenced in the course. 

Amendment 1 is free to view online. For the read only version click here.

To purchase your own copy to print, please visit the IET website.

library_booksEssential Course Books

The following books are required for this course. We can either post them to you or you can collect them when attending on the day of the course. You can increase the quantity of books required in the shopping cart.

Related Courses

The following courses are also available and may complement and build upon the knowledge gained
on the City & Guilds 2382-18: 18th Edition Update course.

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