Everyone working as an electrician requires the 18th Edition qualification to ensure they have a full understanding of the new Blue Book. All installations designed from January 2019 onwards must comply with the new regulations. However, not all electricians need to complete the assessment at the same time:
If you are working on public-sector contracts, you will need to take and pass the assessment from January 2019.
If you are a member of a scheme such as the NICEIC, ELECSA, STROMA, NAPIT or others, you will need to take and pass the assessment before you next renew your membership.
If you are registered with the JIB ECS check system, you will need to take and pass the assessment by a date that JIB ECS will confirm to you.
To provide essential underpinning knowledge on the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations BS7671-2018 - 18th Edition
4 Day Training Course – Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 16:30
Our course content will reflect the key changes expected in the 18th Edition. These are yet to be published but are expected to be:
Protection against over-voltages - 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
We will update this list as we have more information, however please note none of this content is finalised and will definitely appear in the 18th Edition Course.
Our content will follow the C&G 2382-18 syllabus and include:-
Introduction to the 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations BS7671
Scope, object and fundamental principles of BS7671
Definitions used within BS7671
Requirements of protection for safety for electrical installations
Requirements for selection and erection of equipment for electrical installations
Requirements of Inspection and testing of electrical installations
Requirements of Special installations or locations as identified in BS7671
Requirements for selection and erection of equipment for electrical
All updates in the 18th edition
Requirement set out in the new section on Energy Efficiency
If any further changes are made to the new edition we will of course include these in the training
There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification, however you should read our information sheet for the course and speak to a member of our staff. If you have recently completed the 17th Edition course you should ask our staff if you could attend the 2 day update course.
You will need a copy of BS7671 - 18th Edition & On Site Guide, you can purchase these or ask us for a discount price.
Final day of the course – 2 Hour, GOLA (Global On-Line Assessment) Multiple Choice Assessment 60 Questions