17th Edition Training Course Gloucester | City & Guilds 2382-15

Course Details

This course requires no practical work and will be carried out entirely in the classroom.

The Amendment 3 course covers all aspects of the previous 17th edition course but also incorporates the changes made under Amendment 3 to the Wiring Regulations. These changes consist of:

Part 2 Definitions – This section could be expanded and modified with some of the terminology changing to avoid confusion and promote further clarity.

Chapter 52 – Selection and Erection of the Wiring Cables: Cables concealed in a wall or partition -This section could be rewritten and all references to the phrase ‘under the supervision of skilled and instructed persons’ may be removed.

Section 557 Auxiliary Circuits – This section is a proposed new addition to the regulations and will cover things like auxiliary circuits for low voltage electrical installations. These types of circuits are for the transmission of signals intended for the detection, supervision or control of the functional status of a main circuit.

Section 717 Mobile and Transportable Units – This covers units which are self propelled, towed or transportable containers or cabins. Risk reduction requirements include automatic disconnection by RCD, accessible conductive parts to be connected through equipotential bonding to the main earth terminal within the unit, and the type of supply, voltage rating, number of phases, on board earthing and maximum power required.

Section 559, 714 and 715: Luminaires and Lighting Installations – Changes are proposed to bring this section together with the latest IEC and CENELEC standards.

Section 715 Extra-low Voltage Lighting – This refers to installations supplied from sources with maximum rated voltage of 50Vac rms or 120Vdc. Changes are expected to go along with the latest IEC and CENELEC standards.

Section 714 Outdoor Lighting Installations – Only minor changes are proposed in this section including things like requiring individual circuits to be isolated.

Chapter 41 Protection against Electric Shock – It is proposed that any reference to ‘ordinary persons’ is removed and protection for socket outlets up to 20A for all installations is required. However, those with RCD protection for specific labelled socket outlets or where a risk assessment has decided that RCD protection is not necessary are exempt.

‘Cmin’ Factor – It is proposed that the maximum earth fault loop impedance is revised to account for the Cmin factor. Notes on the tables will be changed to reflect maximum permitted operating temperature.

Chapter 42 Protection against Thermal Effects – Regulation 421.1200 requires switchgear assemblies including consumer units to have their enclosure manufactured from non combustible material to help protect against fire.

Condition Report – A few changes are proposed to the electrical installation condition report and notes. It proposes changes to the certification of new work – the schedule of inspections for new work to be replaced by examples of items that require inspection during initial verification.

What’s included in the price?

  • £20 off a Multifunction Tester at PAT-Services.co.uk
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • City & Guilds exam fees
  • Course materials (excluding 17th Edition Regulations)

Course Length

The Gloucester 17th Edition Course lasts for a total of 3 days.


Upon course completion, candidates will sit an examination on the third day of the course. The exam lasts for a total of 2 hours.


Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be fully qualified to undertake work to 17th Edition Wiring Regulations requirements (including Amendment 3).


40 miles from Bristol airport and just 2 miles from Gloucester train station, this course is ideal for anyone in the Gloucester area including Sandhurst, Innsworth, Abbeydale, Minsterworth, Huntley and many others.

PASS – Gloucester
Premier Inn
Gloucester (Twigworth)
Tewkesbury Road

Course Suitability

Gloucester’s 17th edition amendment one course is suited to anyone in Gloucester and the surrounding area that works in an environment requiring 17th edition knowledge and is also suitable for those who need to update from the previous versions and learn 17th edition amendment one skills.

All candidates must have an interest in the subject.

Progression and Development

17th edition is a requirement for all electricians, making this course and exam necessary for anyone seriously considering a career in the electrical industry.

A pre-requisite for many other advanced courses, successfully passing this course will allow you to move on to other training programmes and further your skillset.


Those attending the 17th edition course should have an interest in the electrical field, some electrical knowledge and any prior training is an advantage.

Course Reading Material

Purchasing and reading a copy of the current 17th Edition Wiring Regulations book is recommended before attending the course.

Ensure you’re up to scratch with the latest updates to the Wiring Regulations

Based in Gloucester, our 17th edition electrical course covers the fundamentals of the IET Wiring Regulations, including Amendment 3 and all relevant updates.

As of January 2015 electricians are required to sit the City & Guilds 2382-15 17th Edition course. The new standards are enforced July 2015.

Any domestic or commercial electrician should have a familiarity with 17th Edition requirements and possess a relevant 2382-15 qualification.