18th Edition courses available and potential changes?


When looking at the process of becoming a professional electrician there are many topics and ideas to learn. Not everyone training route will be the exact same, depending on the training centre they attend and the qualifications they achieve, however, one area of information that everyone will engage with is the latest edition of the wiring regulations also known as the 18th edition! The wiring regulations are a set of guidelines for anyone working with electrical installations in an effort to ensure safe work and a national standard. We have our own 3-day 18th edition course available currently starting from the 9th of November, the 23rd of November and finally the 12th of January 2021! 


18th edition courses

18th Edition courses available and potential changes?


What is the 18th Edition?


The 18th Edition or wiring regulations are a set of regularly updated regulations prepared by IET. The purpose is to ensure that all those working with electrical installations here in the UK are working according to the same standard. The regulations apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations, plus additions and alterations to existing installations. As such the Wiring Regulations is an essential publication for all professionals working in the electrotechnical engineering services industry. If you work with electrical installations, you will need to make sure that you are designing and installing to the latest regulations to ensure the safety of yourself and others.


What are the potential changes?


A bunch of updates are being proposed to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations – BS 7671:2018, with a consultation, opened today to engage with industry on the potential for a 2nd amendment. The changes, led by IET and BSI, have been proposed following ongoing discussions at the committee level, which involve stakeholders including ECA. The potential changes include; The mandating of AFDDs on circuits less than 32A, Removal of the risk assessment method for omitting additional RCD protection on socket outlets, Less paperwork for EICs, New cut-off date for complying with the 18th Edition, New energy efficiency and prosumer requirements, New SPD requirements, New foundation earthing requirements, New protected area requirements. Obviously, if any changes become a reality our course' content is updated accordingly.


How do I enrol?


Securing your place on one of our courses is an easy process and can be done one of three ways. Firstly, you can just give us a call on 0808 100 3245 - Over the phone, we are happy to answer any questions you have about the course and get you enrolled. Secondly, you are able to secure your place on one of our courses in person. Our office is always open to aspiring electricians, we have an open policy meaning that you can simply walk-in announced to enquire about electrical training and to apply onto a course with us. Finally, you can apply to many of our courses online, securing your place online is simple, just find the course you want to take and look for the button marked 'Reserve your Space' from there you can choose an available starting date and fill in your details. Take a look below for the current availability on our 18th edition course...



Want to know more?


Want to know more about the 18th edition courses or other electrician training options that we have here at Able Skills and for any general information about electrician courses, again, you can call us on 0808 100 3245. If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person then know that you are welcome to pay us a visit unannounced, no need for an appointment or even call ahead - You can simply walk into our office and talk to a member of staff during opening hours. We are open 7-days a week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30! 


Live too far? If you live outside of the Dartford, Kent area then you may be thinking about booking accommodation in the local area for the duration of your electrician training courses. We have our own accommodation, all of which are located just short walking distances from our training centre and can be booked exclusively by our students for the reasonable price of just £20 per night! - If you are interested make sure to contact us ahead of your courses starting date as spaces are limited!



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