Remaining up to date with the current requirements of BS7671, means that you are less reliant on the say so of others. You will be better placed to independently interpret, determine and consult on workplace technical problems. Out of date qualifications may put you at a disadvantage when dealing with customers or peers on technical matters.
The possibility of designing and installing work to an older set of requirements, may introduce legal and safety concerns. This could result in the need for the work to be removed or brought up to the current standard. Unaccredited learning and self-taught knowledge picked up on-site or through the internet, risks being applied out of context and may lack recognition due to the absence of a formal up to date qualification.
For some, the learning and assessment process can be perceived as time consuming, costly and perhaps intimidating. However, the majority of candidates coming forward, do so because they appreciate the need to invest in training and personal development.
Our 2 day live online course has been designed for those people working within the electrotechnical industry who require working knowledge of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018. The course will be delivered over 2 days over 2 consecutive weeks. This 18th Edition course is the equivalent of our 3 day 18th Edition course delivered in the centre.
The course is delivered online and is theory based, providing the underpinning knowledge and understanding of all parts of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulation BS7671:2018. On completion of this course candidates, will be required to sit a 2 hour multiple choice, open book examination on the full content of the regulations.
To complete the training, you will need to have either a PC or laptop with a webcam and be able to download GoToTraining software prior to the course commencing. Step by step guidance on how to access the training will be provided to you. You can read more about our live online courses and covid safe assessment centre here. You will need to have a copy of the 18th edition book for the duration of the course and for revision purposes. Please note, we will provide a clean copy of the book for the exam which is undertaken at our City & Guilds Centre.
The course covers key aspects of the 18th Edition wiring regulations to enable you to be able to reference your regulations books as you would in real life when faced with a variety of situations. The course includes the online classes coupled with practice exams at the end, to prepare you for the real exam which is taken in one of our centres.
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for practicing electricians who want to gain an accredited qualification to bring themselves up to date with the latest Wiring Requirements. Achievement of an accredited qualification covering British Standard BS: 7671 will also be extremely useful to other allied trades and professionals such as Contracts Managers, Electrical Engineers, Asset and FM Managers.
Candidates with current knowledge or interest in electrical installation work are most likely to benefit from attending this particular course. All candidates must be aged 16 years old and over.
The course will be delivered over 2 days, with the aim of preparing candidates for success in the achievement of a C&G accredited award. The following key topics will be covered in the course
• Scope, object, and fundamental principles
• Assessment of general characteristics
• Protection for safety
• Selection and erection of equipment
• Inspection and testing
• Special installations or locations
The following main changes will also be included
• 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
BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (blue) ISBN 978-1785611704
Exams and Assessments
The dates for the online exam will be confirmed with you on the day of the course. It usually takes place approximately 2 – 3 weeks after your course allowing time for home study.
• Online multiple choice exam 2hr (open book). Please note your first attempt at the exam is included in the price of this course. Any subsequent resits will incur a fee of £75.
City & Guilds state that
“any IET wiring regulations books taken into exams cannot contain the following:
• Sample exam questions, answers or diagrams
• Any writing in the regulations or accompanying written notes
• Notes, diagrams or any content that may in anyway advantage the candidate in answering questions within the exam.
It is the responsibility of the centre (ETT) to ensure the material in the candidate’s resources cannot unfairly advantage candidates in any way. If there is any doubt over the suitability of content the publication should not be used and replaced with ‘clean’ regulations.” To remove any uncertainty or additional stress to candidates during exams by having to check each page of their book and possibly confiscate their books. ETT provide candidates with a clean book containing post- it notes that highlight the key parts within the regulations.
Candidates who achieve this qualification can progress onto EAL Electrical Installation Inspection Testing Certification and Reporting