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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. The 18th Edition of The IET Wiring Regulations launched on 2 July 2018 also referred to as BS 7671:2018, the course offered by BMet is an essential requirement to ensure an electrician has a thorough understanding of the regulations.

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.

This course is offered evening or day release and as a block.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Construction & Sustainable Technologies
Course Type
Adult 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