In July 2018 the previous 17th Edition qualification was replaced with the new IET Wiring Regulations Eighteenth Edition.
Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the new regulations, plus how you can now study for the new qualification by yourself ONLINE, rather than having to attend a three day course at an onsite training centre.
The new course is now available so book your place now!
The IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671)
… are the definitive standards for the electrical industry which everyone must follow when carrying out any domestic or commercial electrical installation work.
They set requirements and operating criteria for the UK and correspond to EC standards in respect of safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems.
In July 2018 the previous 17th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations were updated to the new 18th Edition, with every installation from January 2019 needing to be designed to comply with the new Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018.
The City & Guilds 2382-18 18th Edition Course
… leads to a qualification officially known as the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018.
The 18th Edition course is an essential electrical qualification, suitable for both newcomers to the industry, associate trades and those looking to update their existing qualification. It is also a requirement for anyone interested in joining a competent person part p scheme provider – like NICEIC – and to certify that their installations meet current regulation guidelines.
It is expected that there will be 9 units to study, 8 related to the parts and 1 to the appendices of the BS7671 IET regulations – and a 2 hour open book exam at the end.
The New 18th Edition Qualification Timeline
The previous 17th Edition Wiring Regulations were updated & the new 18th Edition Qualification Course became available.
Every new installation will need to comply with the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations from the 1st day of the new year. All new JIB / ECS applicants MUST have the 18th Edition Qualification.
All companies will expect to see this course completed within 12 months of launch. All JIB / ECS card renewals MUST have 18th Edition Wiring Regulations or the card will be revoked.
Expected Updates In The New 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Include: Protection against electric shock, Protection against thermal effects, Protection against electromagnetic disturbances and voltage disturbance, Selection and erection of wiring systems, Plus a brand new section covering Energy Efficiency.
Who Is The 18th Edition Qualification For?
The City and Guilds Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 qualification is primarily aimed at practising electricians with relevant experience.
And if you want to join, or renew, a Government Approved Part P Scheme Provider, like NICEIC or ELECSA, then the 18th Edition qualification is particularly essential.
There are however other associated professionals e.g. surveyors, consultants and other trades, whom will also need to update and enhance their understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations.
If you want to be one of the first to gain your 18th Edition qualification – and promote your business in doing so – you can find out how just below.
18th Edition Online
The ‘standard’ way to gain this new qualification is to attend a 3 day course at an on-site training centre.
But this means costly time out of your business – and potential loss of contracts.
Taking our online version of The 18th Edition Course means –
1. You don’t have to take three days off work & travel to an onsite training centre
2. You’re able to study at your own time and pace; at home or work; on your laptop, tablet, or phone
3. As soon as you’re ready you simply book your 2 hour exam at one of many test centres across the UK
4. You can become one of the first in our industry to gain this updated qualification and use it to promote your business
Why XS Training?
Founded in 2011, XS Training Ltd is one of the most respected providers of online training courses for the electrical industry within the UK today. Over this time they have had many 100’s of successful and happy candidates, many of which you can hear from on their website’s Testimonials page.
XS Training Ltd are currently the only company offering the 18th Edition Course Online – and at most we only expect 1 or 2 other providers to possibly do so.
The 18th Edition Online Course from XS Training is just £240 + VAT (including Exam) – a £160 saving on the previous 17th Edition Course.
Please note: You will need to purchase a copy of the Blue version of the IET Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018, both for your own retention and also for reference during the open book exam.
Beware Of Training Providers Selling An 18th Edition UPDATE Course!
Everyone will be sitting the same 2 hour City & Guilds full exam, there is no update exam or qualification. These Update Courses only prepare you for the changes introduced in the 18th Edition regulations. If you’re not fully conversant with, or have forgotten, the 17th edition & 3rd amendment then you may not be prepared for the new exam!
Register Your Interest
To receive relevant updates and notification when the new 18th Edition Online Course is available for registration then please complete your details in the form below.
Book Course Now
There are two options to reserve your place on the first 18th Edition Online Course as soon as it becomes available.
You can pay for the course in full now – just £240 + VAT – or pay a deposit of £100 + VAT, with the balance payable before commencement of the course. (Available from mid-July).
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