18th Edition Wiring Regulations

This widely recognised City & Guilds qualification ensures that you are up-to-date with the latest industry regulations on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems.

Next Scheduled Date: 4 Apr 2022

  • Location: CTP Aldershot Training Centre
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Funding:
    Contract Funded
  • Course Fee: 5 Days IRTC (£133.50)
  • Exam Fee: £64.00
  • Course Fee
    Post-October 2021:

    5 Days IRTC (£133.50)
  • Course Manuals: £67.00
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Why take this course?

Anyone working with electrical installations should understand the Wiring Regulations. The regulations book is not only vital reference material for Electricians, but is also useful to those working in associated roles connected with the electrical industry such as mechanical engineers, maintenance staff, technicians and project managers.

You will not be expected to memorise the entire book of regulations, but you should be able to understand the contents well enough to navigate the book and find relevant regulations to the situation at hand.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are planning a career in the Electrical Contracting industry, or in an electromechanical role, this course provides a relevant and widely recognised qualification.

This is a classroom theory based course which covers BS: 7671 – 2018: Requirements for Electrical Installations. There is no practical element to this training.

This short course will not give you a deep understanding of electrical installation. If you wish to better understand the subject and be able to apply the knowledge gained from the regulations, we recommend booking our Domestic Electrical Installation (DEI) course.

Please note: The DEI course includes 18th Edition tuition so booking an additional stand-alone 18th Edition course is not necessary if choosing that option.



Candidates will sit the City & Guilds 2382 qualification, which is a Level 3, 60 question GOLA multiple-choice test lasting a maximum of 2 hours.

Information on this qualification can be found here.


Attendees with an electrical or electromechanical background will find it much easier to get to grips with the terminology on this course, and will therefore gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter covered than those without. The course is however open to those with no prior electrical knowledge, and pass rates remain high.

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee 5 Days IRTC (£133.50)
  • Exam Fee £64.00

Course Content

This course covers BS: 7671 – 2018: Requirements for Electrical Installations, which, from January 2019  is the national standard in the United Kingdom for electrical installation and the safety of electrical wiring in domestic, commercial, industrial, and other buildings.

Topics covered on the course are:

  • Introduction to BS 7671
  • Overview of BS 7671
  • Part 1: Scope, object and fundamental principles
  • Part 2: Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Part 3: Assessment of general characteristics
  • Part 4: Protection for safety
  • Part 5: Selection and erection of equipment
  • Part 6: Inspection & Testing
  • Part 7: Special Installations or locations
  • Appendices

A calculator will be required. Page markers and highlighters will be useful.

Students must purchase the required literature prior to starting this course. The 18th Edition manual (blue edition) can be purchased on the first morning of the course at a discounted price, but if you wish to purchase prior to attendance they are also available from good bookshops or from the publications department of the IET (Tel No: 01438 767328). 

Please note: Students without the required reference book will be unable to complete the course.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this course will help you to understand the terminology and relevant technical considerations necessary for working with or interfacing with electrical installations in domestic, commercial and industrial environments.

Supporting Documents

18th Edition Wiring Regulations

Scheduled dates and locations

Here are the next available dates. To check availability or to book a place contact
  • Date Location Availability
  • 13 Dec 2021 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Fully booked
  • 17 Jan 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Fully booked
  • 28 Feb 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Fully booked
  • 4 Apr 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Limited Availability
  • 25 Apr 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 6 Jun 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 11 Jul 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 15 Aug 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 12 Sep 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
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