2 Days Duration
Regular Start Dates

18th Edition
Wiring Regulations Course

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Course is aimed at new entrants to the electrical industry and existing electricians wishing to update their current qualifications. This understanding is a must for any electrician who wants to practice in the UK and comply with BS 7671:2018.

As part of the British Standards Institute (BSI); the BS 7671:2018 is required for any electrical installations designed after December 31st 2018. Learn more about what the 18th edition includes below or contact our team today to find out what dates are available in your area.

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Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 (EAL 603/3298/0)

Entry Requirements

There are no requirements for this course. However, candidates are expected to have knowledge of electrical installation.

Delivery Methods

1 Day(s) Home Study
1 Day(s) Examination

Training Dates

Designed For
New Entrants


About The Wiring Regulations Update

Why Are The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Important?

As of July 2018, the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations replaced the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. Therefore, all electrical installations (and, by extension, electrical courses) designed after December 31st must comply with BS 7671:2018.

Our 18th Edition Electrical Course delivers the latest wiring regulations and industry practices to provide you with the most up-to-date information and techniques. This training empowers you to confidently carry out domestic or commercial installation work across the UK.

The new regulations include the design, erection and verifications of electrical installations. This also includes alterations to existing installations.

The qualifications are essential for those who wish to join a competent persons scheme, allowing electricians to certify that their installations meet the regulatory guidelines.

Aimed primarily at practising electricians and domestic installers, our 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Course is also a popular qualification with allied professions. This includes’ contracts managers, electrical engineers, surveyors and other related trades. Learn more about the syllabus below or contact our team now to find out how you can sign up for this critical course.

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Learn More About The Course

18th Edition Wiring Regulations
Course Syllabus

  • Classroom study, covering:
    • Understanding & Principles
    • Definitions & Characteristics
    • Inspection, Testing & Requirement.
  • Final Assessment
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
Understanding 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

What You Will Learn

In our 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the pivotal role Wiring Regulations play in the industry. They delve into the core concepts, including the scope, objectives, and fundamental principles of the Wiring Regulations 2018. Additionally, students learn about essential definitions, assess general characteristics, and explore crucial safety protection measures, ensuring a robust foundation in electrical standards and practices.

Career Progression

Obtaining your 18th Edition Wiring Regulations certificate is vital for UK electricians. It provides an understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition, paving the way for advanced training in inspection, testing, design, and electrical installations.

This qualification is highly regarded in the industry; those lacking it might face challenges in securing employment opportunities.

Training Locations

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Course is available at any of our four training centres around the UK. Located in: Birmingham, Manchester, South London, or North London.

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Course Overview and Layout

18th Edition Wiring Regulations FAQs

Here, you can find several frequently asked questions about our 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Course.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation with one of our specialist course advisors.

Do I Need Previous Experience?

There are no formal requirements for the 18th edition wiring regulations course. However, candidates are expected to have knowledge of electrical installation.

Why Earn The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations?

Those applying for an installation or maintenance electrician gold card for the first time must be qualified to the 18th Edition. 

Can I Do Electrical Work Without 18th Edition Wiring Regulations?

In order to complete safe electrical work in the UK, it is essential that all electricians remain up-to-date with 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

How Long Does Training Take?

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations update course requires home study plus one-two days in the training centre.

If you’re earning the wiring regulations qualification for the first time, centre-led training will take place over four days.

You will be required to be in the centre 8am-4pm.

What Are The Payment Options?

For information on payment options, please speak to our course advisors at 0800 802 1306.

Where Can I Train?

18th Edition Wiring Regulations is available at each of our four training centres in: Birmingham, Manchester, and London.

How Often Do Courses Start?

We have new 18th Edition Wiring Regulations classes starting regularly, so you’ll never have to wait long to begin training with Options Skills.

How Do I Enrol?

To find out more and enro on our course, you can request a callback via our contact form, or call us directly on 0800 802 1306.

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