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The 18th Edition: Don't Lose Out On Work!

18th edition coursesThe 18th Edition (otherwise known as the latest Wiring Regulations) is well under way as the new year marked the beginning of what Electricians need to (legally) make sure they have. By undergoing this course, electricians are able to carry out electrical installations under the court of law and continue making a living. Today we'll talk about the further importance of holding such qualification, as well as some other bits we feel are important for you to know.


Quite simply put, not receiving training on the latest Wiring Regulations means less money for you! Why? Because legally, tradesmen cannot carry out electrical installations! With this obviously being a major part of the job as an Electrician, this dramatically lowers the amount of work you can do.

Make it easier for your future by keeping up to date! It will be very hard to get the right clients and contracts if you and your team are not qualified enough for the role!

Group Bookings

Need to get your guys qualified? Able Skills caters for group bookings should you and your firm wish to under go the 18th Edition Course at once. Our training centres have more than enough space to accommodate your entire team and can take the exam all at once in our dedicated exam room. This has proven very popular with many firms here at Able Skills as the general consensus is that the tradesmen who work together, prefer to train together! Here are a couple reasons why:

  • The same training means they can refer the course back to each other at a later date
  • Giving each other advice
  • An industry expert instructor dedicated entirely to you and your firm
  • Get it all done at the same time
1 day 18th edition update course The 18th Edition Course at Able Skills

What's changed since the 17th Edition?

There are several changes the 18th Edition holds, here a few of them:

Some key changes in the 18th Edition are as follows:

  • The requirements on SPD (surge protection device) consideration and usage have been revised.
  • There are new requirements for AFDDs (arc fault detection devices) have been considered.
  • Requirements for cabling support and fixings have changed.
  • More emphasis has been placed on protective devices being selected properly and working together in a system.
  • There have been some changes applying to work within special locations.
  • There is a new appendix on energy efficiency.

Don't waste your own time!

There are many rogue traders out there who claim to hold many qualifications and say they've undertaken all relevant Electrician Courses, but the news shows karma always does it's job. If you're interested in booking your 18th Edition Course, please click here to find out when we can get you in. Alternatively, if you're looking to book a whole group please call us on 0808 100 3245... Don't forget about our 18th Edition 1 Day Up date Course too!