Why take the C&G 2382-18 Online 18th Edition Update Course (eLearning)?

We have teamed up with both the IET and Learning Lounge to deliver online 18th Edition courses of the highest calibre. You will find details on both of these below along with examples of the online course content and the ability to quickly and easily book this online. Once you have booked your chosen course you will be sent instructions to your email address within 24 hours (except at weekends) so you can start your online 18th Edition training. As soon as you feel ready you will then be able to contact us and book your 18th Edition exam at one of our locations nationwide. See the locations tab below for more details. 

IMPORTANT: The price of these courses includes the online learning, the exam and all course fees including VAT. You can only take your 18th Edition exam at one of our centres if you book your 18th Edition course via Trade Skills 4U.

This course includes

18th Edition (excl book)

Course overview

Entry requirements

You must have completed your 17th Edition with the 3rd amendment in order to take this course. As a general rule anyone who passed since the 1st January 2015 will have passed with the latest amendment and will be eligible to take this online 18th Edition update course. If you need a full course please visit this page.

Course Content

The courses below cover the changes to the regulations since the 3rd Amendment. They will not teach you what you need to know if you have an older version of the 17th Edition. However we do also have full 18th Edition course options too including on online course and in centre course.

Learning Lounge 18th Edition Update Course (7 Hours)

The 18th Edition update course from Learning lounge covers just the changes since the last amendment to the 18th Edition. 

Why take a learning lounge course?

Learning Lounge have been producing online courses for years specifically for the electrical sector. The courses are very visual, focus on video content which makes them very easy to digest and follow. The courses are presented by industry experts who are famous within the electrical community such as Tony Cable and Dave Austin.

The IET 18th Edition Update Course (7 Hours)

The IET course this update course covers just the changes to the 18th Edition since the last amendment.

Why take The IET course?

The IET are the publishers and authors of the 18th Edition wiring regulations. This means the course content should be spot on, clear and concise. The courses is presented in a less visual way than Learning Lounge and is more suited to those who prefer to learn by reading.

The courses above cover changes from the 17th Edition to 18th Edition in relation to:

  • 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

Both of the courses above will get you to your goal. They are both produced by trusted sources who know what you need to learn and how to convey that information. When you book your course we will send you log in details so that you can access your course within 24 hours but usually much sooner. When you have taken your courses, completed your practice exams and feel ready to take your final exam simply give us a call and we can book your exam in one of our 8 locations across the UK. Please note the prices quoted above include the cost of the online learning and the cost of the exam (inc VAT). You can only take an exam for one of these online courses if you have booked via Trade Skills 4U.

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.


Once you complete your online course please contact us to book an online exam on 01293 529777. The exam lasts 2 hours and is an online multiple choice assessment that must be taken in one of our centres. The cost of this course includes 1 attempt at the exam. Resits are charged at just £65.

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 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (blue) - ISBN 978-1785611704

Frequently asked questions

How does this work?

On booking we will register you with your chosen provider. You will be sent an invitation to your email address asking you to register online. You can then take the course at your own pace. Once you feel ready please contact us on 01293 529777 and we can book you onto an exam. 

Does this course include an exam?

Yes. The price you see includes all course fees, access to the online materials and an exam which can be taken in any of our centres nationwide. If you want to take your exam with us you must book via the Trade Skills 4U Website or by giving us a call.

How often are the online exams?

In our main centres (Gatwick. Warrington, Coventry and Leeds) we have exams running pretty much every week. In our short course centres they run roughly twice a month, however please contact us to find out specific dates available.

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.

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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
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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
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We currently offer 18th edition courses from Newcastle just north of the City Centre. We are based a just a short drive from Newcastle and Sunderland. However watch this space as we will add any new courses on offer to this page as they become available.

Holiday Inn, Jesmond Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 1PR
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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
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Our Hertfordshire PAT Testing and 18th edition courses are delivered from the University of Hertfordshire Campus. This makes it easily accessible from North London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the home counties.

Business Park, The Fielder Centre, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield AL10 9TP
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We deliver electrical training for Wales from our Cardiff facility which is based within the Cardiff Met’s University Campus. The facility is based very near the M4 and the A48 and is easily commutable from Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

Conference Centre, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
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Our Mitre Court and Royce Road Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airey environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
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London Euston

Our centre in Central London is based right next to Euston Station. We currently offer a few electrical courses from Central London. We do offer more courses from our London Gatwick Centres which are easily accessible b...

Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD
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