Why is 18th Edition so important & what's going on at Able Skills?


Here at Able Skills, we run a variety of different Electrician courses. Each course has a specific purpose in mind or is a skill that is necessary when becoming a qualified electrician. One of these necessary skills would be understanding the 18th Edition wiring regulations, as it is mandatory that everybody working in the UK in electrics must understand and know how to implement these updated regulations.

We don't just host short courses like this one, if you are looking to get some fundamental training, maybe you would like to start a career in the trade, then you're in the right place. From our Introduction to Basic Domestic Electrics to our all-inclusive Gold Card Approved Electrician course, we have got you covered! Becoming an electrician has never been easier with the help of Able Skills, you put in the hard work and we will provide you with comprehensive training taught by instructors that have a lifetime of experience teaching and working out on-site.


18th edition courses

This is the cover of the 18th Edition book!


What is the 18th Edition?


The 18th Edition of The IET Wiring Regulations launched on 2 July 2018. It is, put simply, a book of the countrywide standards for electrical work. The main focus of the course that we offer is to ensure candidates understand the 18th Edition wiring regulations, where to find them in the book and how to apply these in the real world!


18th edition course

The 18th Edition Course and Electrician Training at Able Skills


What's Going on at Able Skills?


Starting this week we have two new groups of candidates starting out on their 18th Edition courses! Our instructors are teaching them to gain familiarity with the layout, content and application of the wiring regulations. Then as the 3-day course progresses they will learn how to implement the regulations and what each section really means. Sometimes the regulations can be hard to follow, there is a lot of information to take in, but our instructors have experience teaching the subject and know how to convey the information effectively! Then finally they will learn about the application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations & complete an online assessment here in our centre that will prove their competence; utilising and understanding the information.

Contact us:


If you would like to contact us regarding 18th Edition courses or any other training that we provide here at our training centre, then do not hesitate to get a hold of us. You can do that in a couple of ways, firstly, give us a call on 08081003245! Secondly, we have an open-door policy meaning that during opening hours (8:30 - 16:30) we are happy to see anyone that comes into our office, we will show you around and give you advice, recommendations and answer any questions you may have about 18th Edition courses or other training. We are located in Dartford on the border between London and Kent, just a short walk away from Dartford train station!

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS

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