Course Overview

The Bristol 18th edition course will get you fully qualified to the latest standards of the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2018

The 18th edition course is fully accredited by City and Guilds and gives you a recognised qualification (C&G 2382-18), allowing you to move on to further qualifications and start a career in the electrical industry.

By taking this course, you will gain a thorough understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations and how they apply to the daily work of electrical installers and all other professionals involved with electrical work. The course is theory-based and finishes with an open-book exam upon successful completion of the modules.

City and Guilds 2382-18 takes into account the latest changes to the Wiring Regs – which officially becomes mandatory in Jan 2019. For those already with an existing 17th edition qualification, after July 2018 you will need to re-take the course to ensure you remain compliant with the latest changes.

The Bristol 18th edition course is ideal for those in both Bristol and the surrounding area, including Keynsham, Weston-super-Mare, Thornbury and Bath.

What Are The 18th Edition Regulations?

Anyone involved with electrical work at any stage in a property must work to the standards outlined by the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671).

Regularly revised to reflect changes brought about by new innovations and installation techniques, the IET Wiring Regs have become the industry standard for work on electrics in the UK. It is recommended that all people considering taking the 18th edition course in Bristol own a copy of the latest edition of the Wiring Regs.
You can purchase a copy of the book from July 2018 from

Course Details

Course Details

Course Duration: 3 Days
Location: PASS – Bristol, Premier Meeting (Premier Inn), Bristol Cribbs Causeway, Catbrain Lane, Brisol, Avon, BS10 7TQ
Certification Gained: City & Guilds 2382-18 Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671: 2018 (2018)
Assessment: Candidates will be expected to complete a two hour examination after the third day of the course.
Recommended Reading: Attendees should own a copy of the IET Wiring Regulations book and bring it with them.

The 2382-18 18th Edition course Bristol covers all aspects of the previous 17th Edition course but also includes the new sections specified in the 18th Edition.

The 18th Edition Bristol course has no practical elements and includes classroom work only.

The new sections covered in this 18th Edition course include the following:

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.

The new 18th Edition update is likely to also include:
• Protection against over voltages
• Electrical Embedded heating
• Protection against fire
• Energy Efficiency

The full content will be confirmed upon the release of the new IET 18th edition in July 2018.

What’s included in the price?

• £20 off a multifunction tester at
• Lunches and refreshments
• City & Guilds exam fees
• Course materials (excluding 18th Edition Regulations)

Course Suitability

Course Suitability

All those wanting to work in, or currently working in, environments requiring 18th Edition qualifications will need to complete the 2382-18 18th Edition.
It is ideally suited to those already in the electrical industry who need to update to the new regulation standards or those who are fairly new to the industry and haven’t yet studied for a 18th Edition qualification.

Progression and Development

As the 18th Edition is the basic qualification for most people wanting to work with electrics, once successfully completed, the 18th Edition qualification will allow progression to further more advanced level courses.


Any prior electrical knowledge will be an advantage, although not essential. All learners must be interested in the subject matter and willing to learn in order to gain entry to this course.

Essential Readings

Course Reading Material

All candidates are required to read and bring to the course, a current copy of 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

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