Take a short online course and then contact us to book your exam to pass your 18th Edition wiring regulations. We offer 2 different types of online course so you can choose the best one for your needs.
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 8 locations nationwide. See the locations tab below for mor details. We also offer weekend exams in Warrington, Gatwick and Leeds.
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.
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.
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)
As with the Learning Lounge 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
Assessment of general characteristics
Protection for safety
Selection and erection of equipment
Inspection and testing
Special installations or locations
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.
You will need a copy of the 18th edition wiring regulations book. Please ensure you do not make any written notes in your book. Small amounts of highlighting and page tags are allowed:
Whilst we do stock books in our main centres we are unable to post these, so unless you are able to come and pick one up it will be best to buy the book on Amazon.
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 8 centres nationwide. If you want to take your exam with us you must book via the Trade Skills 4U Wesbite or by giving us a call.
How often are the online exams?
In our main centres (Gatwick. Warrington 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.
Exams can be taken in the following locations. You will find greater frequency of exams available in our main centres in Gatwick, Warrington and Leeds:
London Gatwick, South East
Our head office centres redefine standards in training provision with 7,500 square metres of bright and spacious teaching areas. It’s a world away from the drafty warehouses that some competitors use! It is perfectly placed to deliver electrical course to students from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London and all over the South East.
Our brand new state of the art centre on the outskirts of Leeds is really quite special. It boasts huge classrooms and workshops and some great communal areas for break times. The facility is just East of Leeds. It offers a full range of courses for those based in Leeds, Hull, Harrogate, York, Sheffield and all over Yorkshire.
M62 / M6 Warrington
Our Northern training facility is based just off the M62 at Birchwood Park. This facility is brand new for 2016. As such it offers brand new classrooms and state of the art technology in order to deliver the best possible training experience. As per our other training centres we offer bright airy classrooms with comfortable seating and even a lake across the road. This new centre means we now offer a full range of electrical courses for students from Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton and all over the North West.
Central London, Euston House
Our Euston training facility in central London is easily accessible by train. Located at directly opposite Euston station surrounded by numerous cafes, bars, banks and much more.
Midlands (Coventry The MTC)
The Coventry Centre is based at the MTC which is a dedicated training facility for manufacturing and technology. It is right on the junction of the M6 and M69 meaning it is easily commutable from Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the Midlands. The facility boats lots of free parking and brand new training rooms.
Hatfield (Hertfordshire Uni)
Our Herts based facility is within the University of Hertfordshire Campus located just of the A1 (M) in Hatfield. The facility has ample free parking and great on site facilities including food outlets and great training rooms. It is perfectly located for those from North London, Herts, Bucks and Essex
Maidenhead Windsor, M4
The Maidenhead / Windsor facility is perfectly located for access from the M4, West London, Reading, Berkshire and the A404. It if based within a Holiday Inn Hotel with great facilities on site.
Newcastle / Sunderland, North East
Durham County Cricket Ground is located at Chester Le Street within easy reach of Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead and all over the North East. Durham CCC is not just a great location, it offers fantastic large spaces from which we deliver our short electrical courses. It also has food outlets on site plus lots and lots of free parking for those attending our courses.