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Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition Wiring Regulations)

On this course you will study The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671). The regulations are the definitive standards for the electrical industry in respect of safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. They set requirements and operating criteria for the UK and correspond to EC standards and are recognised by the British Standards Institute as a British Standard (BS 7671). It is intended to ensure that individuals are conversant with the format, content and application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: June 2008 (2015).

You will study the following topics:
1) Understand the scope, object and fundamental principles of BS7671.
2) Understand the definitions used within BS7671.
3) Understand how to assess the general characteristics of electrical installations
4) Understand requirements of Protection for safety for electrical installations
5) Understand the requirements for Selection and erection of equipment for electrical installations
6) Understand the requirements of Inspection and testing of electrical installations
7) Understand the requirements of special installations or locations as identified in BS 7671
8) Understand the information contained within the appendices of BS7671.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Construction & Sustainable Technologies
Course Type
Adult Part-Time and HE Part-Time
James Watt College
Next Start Date
Course Length
12 weeks

Entry Requirements

Learners must have at least a level 3 Electrical vocational qualification.

Delivery and Assessment

Candidates must: • successfully complete one multiple choice online test. This is an open book assessment and learners will be allowed to take in the following permitted reference material • IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 (2011) IET wiring regulations books taken into examinations can contain the following: • Bookmarks (eg blank post-it notes, post-it notes numbered to indicate chapters or corners of pages folded) • Highlighting of text • The Corrigendum, issued by the IEE as a supplement to the wiring regulations in July 2008. IET wiring regulations books taken into exams cannot contain the following: • Sample exam questions, answers or diagrams • Any writing in the regulations or accompanying written notes • Notes, diagrams or any content that may in anyway advantage the candidate in answering questions within the exam.


Learners suicessfully completing this course can go on to the Initial Inspection and Testing C&G 2394 or G&G 2395 Periodic inspection and testing

Career Opportunities

  • Electricians
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our college buildings are closed to students and apprentices until further notice. All learning is online. Applications can still be made online.
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