18th Edition Course

City & Guilds: 2382-18 (18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations)

Course duration: 3 days

Cost: £405 + VAT*

The 18th Edition of the IET Electrical Wiring Regulations are aimed at practicing electricians, electrical contractors and those who need to have a good working knowledge of electrical wiring. There are no formal entry requirements although relevant electrical experience would be an advantage. READ MORE...
The 18th Edition wiring regulations came into effect on 1st January 2019 – replacing the 17th Edition Regulations (2382-15).

Since January 2019, all installations must be designed and installed in accordance with BS7671: 2018 – 18th Edition (Blue Cover).

Electricians wishing to renew their JIB cards will also need to hold the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations. Anyone applying for an Installation or Maintenance Electrician gold card for the first time will be required to sign up for Registered Electrician status. This means the applicant must be qualified to the current edition of BS7671 (the Wiring Regulations) when the application is made and sign up to a Code of Professional Practice, in addition to holding the minimum qualifications required for the card. Those renewing their cards from 1st January 2020 who would like to retain Registered Electrician Status will also need to demonstrate they hold an 18th Edition qualification. Those that don’t will revert back to holding an ordinary ECS Gold card holder and will lose Registered Electrician Status.

Course Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements to attend the 18th Edition course, however basic knowledge of electrical installations would be an advantage.

Assessment:

2-hour online, 60 question multiple choice examination

Instant results

Books & Equipment Required::

IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (BS 7671:2018 Blue Copy)

Scientific Calculator

Writing Equipment

* Course fees include refreshments and lunch.

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Course Content:

How to use the Wiring Regulations

Layout of new regulations

Definitions

Appendices

Key Changes since the 17th Edition

Changes and additions to the requirements for special locations

  • Chapter 41: Protection against electric shock – Maximum disconnection times, RCD requirements and Protective equipotential bonding
  • Chapter 42: Protection against thermal effects – Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs)
  • Chapter 44: Protection against voltage and electromagnetic disturbances – Surge Protection devices (SPDs)
  • Section 722: Electric vehicle charging installations – RCDs and the use of PME supplies
  • Section 730: Onshore units of electrical shore connections for inland navigation vessels
  • Appendix 17: Energy Efficiency

Changes and additions to the requirements for special locations

New Appendices