18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (PLA)

L3 Level 3
Part Time
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About this course

The 18th Edition course is an essential electrical qualification. Since January 2019 all installations must be designed in line with 18th Edition Regulations. 

The aim of this course is to give applicants a good understanding of the 18th Edition Regulations and provide a guide to good working practice on site. The main course objective is to cover the scope and requirements of the Wiring Regulations and update learners from the 17th Edition regulations.

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
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What you will study

The course sets out to ensure that individuals are conversant with the format, content and the application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 (2382- 18) 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations 2018.

Applicants will be required to pass a multiple choice online examination of 60 questions (2 hours).  This is an open book examination allowing applicants to be able to refer to the 18th Edition handbook.   

18th Edition Handbook for the course is included.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £425.00

Exam Fee: £27.24

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18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations

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