Course Overview

Watford 18th Edition Update Course

The 18th Edition Update Course in London (Watford) is a one day course that covers only the changes and amendments made between the old 17th Edition and the new 18th Edition. Therefore it is only suitable for those who have recently taken the 17th Edition Course Including the 3rd Amendment.

The 18th Edition is the latest edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations. Published in July 2018 the regulations will take effect from January 2019. Therefore anyone who works within the electrical and buildings trades should be conversant with the new regulations. Any work completed after this date must meet the new regulations.

Course Details

Course Details

Course Duration: 1 Day

Location: PASS Ltd, 1st Floor 41 Watford Metro Centre, Dwight Road, Watford, WD18 9SS

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, 60 question examination at the end of the course.

Recommended Reading:  Attendees should own a copy of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations  (Blue Book).

This Classroom based course does not include any practical work.

The course will cover some of the following areas, focussing only on the changes from the 17th Edition:

  • Protection against electric shock, thermal effects, voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances.
  • Devices for isolation and switching
  • Selection and erection of wiring systems
  • Protection, isolation, switching, control and monitoring
  • Devices for protection against overvoltage
  • Earthing arrangements and protective conductors
  • Onshore units of electrical shore connections for inland navigation
  • Energy efficiency

Course Suitability


Only for those who have recently obtained the 17th Edition, 3rd Amendment Certificate from City & Guilds.

Progression & Developments

After successfully passing this exam you will be able to go on and complete other electrical qualifications including Periodic In-service Inspection and Testing, and other related electrical and building courses.

Essential Readings

Course Reading Material

The course is based on the IEE 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018). It is highly recommended that you obtain a copy of this book prior to the course and bring it along with you.

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