Everything you need to know about the 18th Edition

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So what is the 18th Edition?


The 18th edition refers to the latest British Standards of wiring regulations (BS:7671:2018) also know as wiring regs.
These are guidelines set out by the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET). They cover the maintenance of existing electronic appliances and the installation of new ones with alterations and additions to the original.

Who is the 18th Edition for?


The IET Wiring Regulations are for those working in the construction industry, which are concerned with the design, installation and maintenance of electric wiring in buildings.
This is for professional engineers, electricians, contractors, electric vehicle charger installers, solar panel installers, gas engineers, plumbers, as well as those studying a university degree in electrical engineering.
Non-compliance with these guidelines could result in great risk of wiring faults, which can damage reputation and image, and may even result in the loss of life or property.

Where can I take an 18th Edition course?


Here at Learn Trade Skills we offer a course for Level 3 BS7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.


18th edition Course

Next Course Date: 10th January 22’

You have three different options when training:

  1. 1 Day a week in centre training = 2 Days
  2. 2 Evenings a week in centre training = 5 Evenings
  3. 2 Days a week in centre training = 2 Days

* Each option has 1 days’ worth of Home Study included


Candidates who enrol on this course will:

Have the understanding of the Requirements of Electrical Installation wiring regulations. This qualification together with the relevant Domestic or Commercial qualifications such as  Level 3 Certificate In Installing, Testing & Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings or Level 3 Combined Inspection & Testing respectively, will enable you to verify Domestic, Commercial or Industrial buildings.

At the end of the course you may wish to carry on your studies by discussing with your course manager what options you have. You will have the option to pay an extra fee to upgrade to another course package.

You can check here for our Individual or Package Courses if you wish to observe other opportunities.


You will be expected to have your own copies of these books when attending our course

IET – Requirements for Electrical Installations – Wiring Regulations (ISBN 9781785611704)

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