18th Edition Training Course

This City & Guilds 18th Edition course is perfect if you’re new to industry or updating your existing qualifications

**Funding may be available if you are based in Wales**

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Course Facts

Duration: 3 Day/s
Assessment: A 60-question on-screen multiple choice exam
Entry Requirements: Knowledge of electrical installation and theory
Accredited By:
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Ways to Learn

18th Edition Course Overview

The 18th edition electrical course is a three-day level 3 qualification based on the current 18th edition wiring regulations.

By completing this course, you will understand the application of the IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (including all amendments). 

TSW’s 18th edition training partner provides this qualification as a facility for individuals working in the electrotechnical sector to develop and/or enhance their knowledge of the Requirements for Electrical Installation.

The course is accredited by EAL (603/3298/0) and is equivalent to the City & Guilds 2382 qualification [Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018].

Crucially, this EAL qualification is fully recognised by the electrical industry.

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Who is this Course For?

The 18th Edition training course is designed specifically for those involved in the electrotechnical sector.

Typical roles include:

  • electricians
  • designers
  • inspectors

If you are looking to update your knowledge and understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations Eighteenth Edition and BS 7671 then this is the right course for you.

18th Edition Course Pre-Requisites

Learners taking this 18th Edition training must be at least 16 years old.

There are no formal entry requirements for the qualifications. However, learners must be capable of completing all aspects of the qualification.

To successfully complete the qualification you will need to possess the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required to meet learning outcomes and complete the assessment.

What Does This Course Cover?

This classroom-based 18th edition electrical course covers the full content of BS 7671: IET Wiring Regulations Eighteenth Edition.

You will cover the regulations as they apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations. The course also includes additions and alterations to existing installations.

The EAL award consists of one unit named ‘Understand the Requirements of Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018’

This unit gives the learner an understanding of the full content of BS 7671:2018 Amendment 2, and how this applies to electrical installations within its scope.

The learning outcomes for the ‘Understand the Requirements of Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 (2022)’ unit include:

  1. Understand the scope, object and fundamental principles of BS 7671.
  2. Understand the definitions used within BS 7671.
  3. Understand how to assess the general characteristics of electrical installations.
  4. Understand requirements of protection for safety for electrical installations.
  5. Understand the requirements for the selection and erection of equipment for electrical installations.
  6. Understand the requirements of inspection and testing of electrical installations.
  7. Understand the requirements of special installations or locations as identified in BS 7671.
  8. Understand the information contained within Part 8 and the appendices of BS 7671.

18th Edition Course Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for the ‘Understand the Requirements of Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 (2022)’ unit include:

  1. Understand the scope, object and fundamental principles of BS 7671.
  2. Understand the definitions used within BS 7671.
  3. Understand how to assess the general characteristics of electrical installations.
  4. Understand requirements of protection for safety for electrical installations.
  5. Understand the requirements for the selection and erection of equipment for electrical installations.
  6. Understand the requirements of inspection and testing of electrical installations.
  7. Understand the requirements of special installations or locations as identified in BS 7671.
  8. Understand the information contained within Part 8 and the appendices of BS 7671.

How is this 18th Edition Course Assessed?

The 18th edition qualification will be assessed via one 60-question on-screen multiple choice exam, which lasts 120 minutes.

To gain the EAL award, you will need to pass this pass/fail exam.

The exam is an open book assessment, and you will be allowed full access to BS 7671 (where relevant, Amendment 1 to BS 7671 can also be used).

During the exam, you will be able to use a non-programmable calculator.

“We know assessments can be challenging, but our expert training team will be on hand to support you with any concerns and make sure you are ready to sit the assessment.

Don’t worry – we’ll make sure you have everything you need!” – Stuart Davies, Managing Director at TSW Training

What are the Next Steps After an 18th Edition Course?

This qualification relates to various electrotechnical qualifications, including:

  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures, and the Environment)
  • EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification
  • EAL qualifications in environmental technology systems
  • EAL Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT)
  • EAL Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations
  • EAL qualifications in inspection and testing

Frequently Asked Questions

TSW’s 18th edition training partner has training centres in Cardiff and Ammanford, Wales.

As the course is classroom-based you will need to attend one of these centres.

If you are based in Wales, then the answer is yes.

Funding is available via the following two routes, which both have specific criteria that must be met:

  1. PLA Funding – if you earn under £30k per annum and live in Wales you are eligible for a fully funded course place. Please enquire now to apply for funding. 
  2. ReAct+ – if you are under formal notice of redundancy, you are being made redundant, or you have been unemployed for less than 12 months, or you are between 18-24 and not in education/employment/training, you may be able to apply for funding. Click here to find out more.

All new installations must meet the latest requirements of the BS7671 Wiring Regulations.

To guarantee you are meeting the updated requirements, it is highly recommended that you upgrade to the 18th Edition via the proper qualification route.

As a registered electrician on a Competent Person Scheme, it is mandatory that you upgrade in readiness for your membership renewal.

Yes, this EAL-accredited 18th edition course includes the new Amendment 2.

The EAL 18th edition training is a theory-based course, and no hands-on electrical training is provided.

The theory included in this course is specifically focused on the BS7671 Wiring Regulations.

Our training partner doesn’t currently offer an online 18th edition course.

Public Course Booking Options

This course is available on our open programme, with a calendar of virtual and classroom events. You can book a place for yourself, for an employee or for a group of staff.

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£499.99 +VAT

In-House Delivery Exclusively For Your Organisation

This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation, in any location or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Read more on our in-house training services.

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