Why take the C&G 2382-22 18th Edition Course?

This 3 Day course went live in July 2018. The focus of the course is to ensure candidates understand the 18th Edition wiring regulations, where to find them in the book and how to apply these in the real world. The qualification gained is essential for anyone working in electrical installation. All scheme providers will expect you to hold this latest 18th edition qualification. We have many years of experience delivering wiring regulations courses and are proud of our excellent 98% pass rates. 

Course Snapshot: The course covers roughly half a day eLearning on how to navigate the book, 2 Days theory training either in centre or via Virtual Classroom plus a 2 hour exam. Includes the latest Amendment 2!

Please note that we also offer the following course options:

Electrician Taster Sessions

If you are new to the industry and want to train as an electrician why not register for a taster session to find out if electrics could be the right career for you.

This course includes

18th Edition (excl book)

Course overview

Qualification Title: Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671: 2018 (2382-18)

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. As a general rule candidates should have knowledge of electrical installation and electrical science. If you have no previous installation experience you may want to attend our City & Guilds 4141 Installation Workshop and 5 day building regs course before taking this course.

The course is primarily aimed at practicing electricians and domestic installers, however it is also very popular with allied professionals such as contracts managers, designers, electrical engineers, consultants, surveyors, and other related trades needing to update and enhance their understanding of the IEE Wiring Regulations. All candidates must be over 16 years old.

Why take this course?

Essentially you will want to make sure if you are working in electrical installation that you are designing and installing to the latest regulations. In fact every installation from January 2019 will need to be designed in line with the 18th Edition wiring regulations. Anyone looking to register with a competent persons scheme will need to prove they are up to date even if they have already completed a Level 3 NVQ. Also anyone looking to register with the new ECS Check system will need the latest qualification.

Other reasons to train with us include:

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee on our Wiring Regulations Courses
  • A wide range of locations across the UK (More coming soon)
  • We have been delivering wiring regs courses for many years
  • Online access to course materials and future updates

Although it is mainly theory based you can not beat real training in a real classroom. By training with other people in your class you will benefit from being able to ask relevant questions as well as finding the answers to many questions from your fellow students that you may not even thought of.

All students on this course will gain access to our online learning portal. If any amendments to the 18th Edition are published we will update the the details in the learning portal giving you direct access to the most up to date information. There is no need to re-take or update your qualification for new amendments.

This 18th edition course is currently available in:

  • Gatwick
  • Warrington
  • Leeds
  • Coventry

Course Content:

This course has recently been updated to include Amendment 2 released in April 2022. The course is structured as follows:

  • Roughly half a Day eLearning covering how to navigate your way around the book
  • 2 Days teaching either in Centre or via Virtual Classroom
  • 2 Hour final exam booked in when you are ready

Many people assume that the new course will contain lots of extra content, however in reality it will still remain very similar to the old 17th Edition courses with some changes. The key thing about wiring regulations courses is that they are not designed to teach you every regulation in the book but are more focussed on how to reference the latest regulations as you would on the job. 

Key topics currently covered on the course will still be included:

  • Scope, object and fundamental principles
  • Definitions
  • Assessment of general characteristics
  • Protection for safety
  • Selection and erection of equipment
  • Inspection and testing
  • Special installations or locations
  • Appendices

What are the key changes in the 18th Edition?

Key changes to the 18th Edition are as follows:

  • Protection against overvoltages - Clause 443 is likely to be overhauled.
  • Protection against fire - Chapter 42 will be updated with extra information on arc fault detection
  • Electrical Embedded heating - Section 753 will be extended to include embedded electrical heating systems for surface heating, and will include de-icing and frost prevention systems.
  • Energy efficiency - There will be a brand new section covering energy efficiency

As stated above the course is not designed to cover every regulation in the book. It will teach you how to best reference your book in relation to situations you will face in your working life.

The design of new electrical installations must comply to the 18th Edition from the 1st January 2019 and from this date scheme providers will be assessing all members to 18th Edition standards, there is likely to be a 6 month grace period for members to gain the qualification but ultimately you will want to get qualified by 1st July 2019.


Reviews will be published once the courses have been delivered. However you can easily check trust pilot for reviews of our 17th Edition course and other courses.

18th Edition Exams & Assessments

You will take a 2 hour online multiple choice exam booked when you feel ready. You will be able to take your blue 18th Edition Regulations book (BS 7671) into the exam with you and refer to it if need be. The timing of the exam means that you will have on average 2 minutes per question so a good overall knowledge of the 18th Edition regs plus a thorough understanding of the book is a must.

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessment on this course.

Course Book Required

We stock some books in our main centres, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. To buy books please call 01293 529777.

  • BS 7671:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (Brown) - ISBN 978-1839532184

Frequently asked questions

When will I need to take this course?

This will depend on your situation. The main thing is that all installations designed from January 2019 onwards must comply with the new regs. As such if you are happy with your understanding of the new Blue book then there is no need to take a course. However if you belong to scheme such as the NICEIC, ELECSA, STROMA, Napit or others then they will tell you when you need to complete the qualification by. If you are registered with the JIB ECS check system then you will also need to achieve the latest qualification by a date which they will confirm to you.

How different will the new course be?

The new 18th edition course will be very similar to the existing 17th edition course. As such we expect those who have completed the 17th edition course with the 3rd amendment to complete this course in a much shorter time with our 2 day 18th edition update course. Despite this being a new regs book many of the existing regulations and the format of the book will remain the same.

Who needs the 18th edition?

Virtually everyone working in electrical installation needs to be up to date with the latest wiring regulation. It is essentially the industry bible. Installers and employers require it as do governing bodies.

What is the pass rate?

We have a proven track record with exceptionally high pass rates of 98%. That is why we offer our 100% money back guarantee.

Do I need any experience?

There are no formal entry requirements, however we recommended that you understand the basic of electrical installation before undertaking this course.

Is there any homework?

It is not mandatory, however students looking to pass first time may wish to set aside a couple of hours each evening to review course notes and revise.

Our locations

As well as the having multiple large sites, we also have a number of sites dedicated to delivering the 18th edition wiring regulations & PAT Testing courses.

View all locations


Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. The centre is just East of Leeds situated just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ
View details


Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY
View details


Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses  for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region. The new centre is based in Westwood Business Park right next...

Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS
View details


Our Mitre Court and Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
View details

Quick enquiry

If enquiring about a course , please let us know your preferred start dates.