Let's take a look at the main changes from the previous regulations to the 18th Edition.


Here at Able Skills, we help people to gain familiarity with the 18th Edition wiring regulations with the help of our 3-day 18th Edtion course. During which you will be taught how to use the book effectively in terms of finding the information you need and the application of the information within the book in general electrical work. Able Skills is an IET Centre of Excellence - meaning that we have been approved for our great teaching methods of the 18th edition, our instructors are experts and you wouldn't find a more thorough course supporting the use of wiring regulations.


18th Edition courses

Let's take a look at some of the major additions to the 18th Edition.


What are the main changes?


There are a lot of very small changes in this edition, so let's just focus on the main altercations! For example, there are several new definitions and a few existing definitions that have been amended.  “Departure” is a new definition...Departure is explained as an intentional decision to not fully comply with BS7671. This must be accompanied by a declaration from the designer that the safety levels achieved are not less than full compliance with BS7671 would provide.

Extended Scope


The scope has been extended to include an extra category (section 730 catering for electrical shore connections & inland navigation vessels).  Section 730 contains the particular requirements for this added special location.

Energy Efficiency


A new appendix on energy efficiency is included within the 18th edition. Appendix 17 makes recommendations for the design construction & assembly of the installation for optimising efficiencies in the use of electricity.

Only Use Approved Parts


Devices & components used in low voltage assemblies e.g. Consumer Units, Distribution Boards etc. shall only be those that have been declared suitable for that purpose by the manufacturer of the assembly - If in doubt ask the manufacturer of the assembly to confirm compatibilities.

See the full list of changes here! 


Interested in taking 18th Edition courses?


The 18th edition courses are aimed at practising electricians, electrical contractors and those who require to have a good working knowledge of BS 7671. It is intended to ensure that upon completion of this course, individuals are conversant with the format, content and the application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2018 18th Edition Regulations.

Other Electrician courses:


If you are looking to begin on the path towards becoming a qualified and professional electirician then look no further! Able Skills has been training students for years and will continue to do so for years to come - we are experts in the field of putting across information and providing an environment for students to gain vital practical experience!

We offer a huge range of electrical courses and packages that will keep you up to date, qualified and professional. It doesn't matter what skill level you are currently at, even if you have no experience whatsoever but you would like to start a career in the field, we even run an Introduction to Basic Domestic Electrics. This 10-day course is City & Guilds recognised, meaning that you will receive a certificate upon completion.


Electrical courses

If you are looking to begin on the path towards becoming a qualified and professional electirician then look no further!


If you are ready to take a full-time course that will see you take one step further towards becoming a working professional then a great place to start would be gaining a Level 2 - Our  City & Guilds Level 2 Electrical Course is 7-weeks in total and allows students to register for their ECS Card upon completion!

Able Skills doesn't have just one electrical centre. Being all based at our Dartford training hub is home to our four centres which doesn't include our dedicated AM2 Centre - where students come to be assessed at an NVQ Level 3 stage and beyond...

More details:


Want some more information? If you are looking for some more details and advice on how to go about getting involved with the 18th Edition courses or any other Electrical training, prices, booking and so on. Call 08081003245 our representatives are waiting for your call and are happy to help! Furthermore, if you would like to take a look around and converse in person then you are more than welcome to come by our office in Dartford and we will advise you on the best options for you...We are located at a very short distance from the local train station. Accommodation is available whilst studying here at Able Skills, for around £20 /per night to enquire about that please contact us as spaces are limited!

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