The IET 18th Edition is the essential publication for all professionals working in the electrical industry, published in July 2018.

It forms the national standard to which all new and amended electrical installations in the UK are to comply. The IET urges all electrical professionals to ensure they are familiar with the changes as the new requirements come into force in January 2019.

This 1 day update course covers the changes made since 17th Edition Amendment 3.

Those working on the design, installation and inspection and testing of wiring systems will need to be prepared for the changes in order to remain compliant as some of the changes will affect most electrical installation work. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Additions to the scope of BS 7671
  • Changes to the disconnection times for certain circuits
  • Further requirements for circuit protection in domestic dwellings
  • Considerations for Arc Fault Detection in many installations
  • Supporting of wiring systems
  • Changes to Residual Current-Device (RCD) protection

All learners and industry professionals should be working to the latest industry standards.

This update course is only for those who have recently studied and currently hold the 17th Edition amendment 3 certificate.

Even though the course is based around the changes, the exam is still the FULL 2 Hour 18th Edition exam.

  • 1 day plus additional attendance for 2 hour on-line exam
  • 9.00am – 4.30pm
  • Glenrothes Campus


Electricians and experienced workers within the electrical Industry that currently hold the 17th Edition qualification to amendment 3.

This qualification is a requirement for electricians to maintain their grade cards or those needing an understanding of the new wiring regulations, i.e. all types of electrician, or related careers such as electrical contracting, consultants, electrical engineers etc.

Candidates are only eligible for this course if they are qualified to 17th Edition amendment 3.

Candidates are advised to bring their own 18th Edition BS7671 book. Although loan copies will be available if required.