Electrical Courses

L3 Requirements for Electrical Installations (2382-18) 18th Edition – Update




City & Guilds Certificate


1 day

Valid for

Until Next Update of BS7671

About this course

If you have passed your 17th edition since the last amendment was published then you can take this shorter 1-day 18th Edition update course. It covers the similar topics to the 3-day course but due to there being fewer changes we can cover these in a shorter space of time. If you do not hold the 17th Edition with the last amendment then you will need to take our 3-day 18th Edition course. Either way make sure you are up to date with the latest wiring regulations by completing one of our courses.

Please note: City & Guilds have confirmed there is no short exam as there is with the 17th Edition. All candidates must complete the same 2-hour full exam in order to gain this qualification.

Who this course is for

By taking this 1-day course you will give yourself the best chance of passing first time by studying in an environment which lends itself to learning. You can take yourself away from your day-to-day distractions and know that at the end of the course you will have completed the learning and will most likely have passed. You will also be in a classroom of like-minded people who recently passed their 17th Editions meaning the course can be taught at the right level for you. Remember 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.


Courses are available at training centres nationwide. This course can also be delivered on your premises subject to minimum delegate numbers and suitability of the venue. Please contact us for information.


You will still take the same exam as those completing a 3-day course. This is because C&G has not formally released a top up qualification as they did when the 17th Edition was released. As such you will take a 2-hour online multiple-choice exam which takes place in the afternoon of the course. 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 regulations plus a thorough understanding of the book is a must.

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

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Entry Requirements

As a general rule, candidates should have completed a 17th Edition course since the 3rd amendment was launched in January 2015. This is because the course only covers the changes since the last amendment. The course is primarily aimed at practicing electricians and domestic installers, however it is also very popular with a range of other related trades needing to update and enhance their understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations. All candidates must be over 16 years old.