18th Edition Wiring Regulations
This qualification has been designed to allow learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.
As of July 2018, 18th Edition Wiring Regulations replaced 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. All electrical installations designed after December 31st must comply with BS 7671:2018.
The new regulations include 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.
This course is no longer available as a stand alone programme. With effect from 1st September 2021, 18th Edition and DEI qualifications in isolation will no longer be accepted as proof of competence by many scheme providers. Persons wishing to join a CPS should make contact with the scheme provider for exact entry requirements but they are expected to have achieved NVQ Level 3 or a minimum of 2-years’ experience and working towards an NVQ Level 3 qualification
At Options Skills, we also offer several electrical training courses, including: NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training, and Accelerated Electrical Training.
The industry is characterised by poor service and unreliability. Consumers are wary of who they appoint and often find it difficult to find trustworthy tradespeople. When they do, they use them again and again and recommend them to other people.
The size and maturity of the sector combined with the failure of the general competition to meet customer expectations represent a real opportunity to profit from a professional and customer-focused local service.
A shortage of skilled workers and an increase in new housing being built means that electricians are in high demand. Those currently in the trade are earning far beyond the average UK salary, averaging around £30,784 (source: Office of National Statistics)
For more information, read How Much Can I Earn As An Electrician?
Upon completion of both stages of the training course, you will have gained your 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualifications.