This year the IET announced a second amendment (Amendment 2/ A2:2022) to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018). Without proper training it can be hard to keep up with these changes; that’s why we’ve partnered with City & Guilds to offer a comprehensive one-day update course for those who have successfully completed our FULL 18th Edition 2382-18 City & Guilds Course. Available nationwide, this course offers a quick and easy way of getting up to date with the latest revisions so you can continue to work safely and responsibly.
- What Changes Have Been Made to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations?
- When do the 18th Edition A2:2022 Changes Come into Effect?
- How is the 1-day 18th Edition Amendment 2 Update Course Structured?
- Where Can I Take the 18th Edition Amendment 2 Update Course?
- What Do I Need to Take the 18th Edition Update Course?
- Why Should I Take the 18th Edition Update Course?
- Further Information
What Changes Have Been Made to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations?
2022 amendments to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations reflect the increasing need to meet consumer and government commitments to achieving net-zero by 2050. The most significant change to the IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations is the introduction of a new section (Part 8) concerned with Prosumer (someone who produces and consumes electricity) Low Voltage Electrical Installations, which covers:
- Energy efficiency measures
- Interface with the smart grid
- Management of electrical consumption
- Management of renewable sources of energy
- Energy storage
Other notable updates to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations include revisions to:
- Fire safety requirements
- Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs)
- Protection against over voltages
- Special locations (Part 7)
When do the 18th Edition A2:2022 Changes Come into Effect?
BS 7671:2018 Amendment 2 was released on the 28th March 2022 and came into immediate effect. However, the first amendment to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018+A1:2020) was not instantly withdrawn. Electricians can work to these specifications until the 27th September 2022, at which point Amendment 1 will be officially removed from use. After this date, all work must conform to Amendment 2 (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022).
How is the 1-day 18th Edition Amendment 2 Update Course Structured?
Our City & Guilds 2382-22 18th Edition Update Course is a theory-based training programme. There isn’t a practical element to this course.
Based entirely on the latest version of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 – the brown book), this course is only concerned with the differences between Amendment 1 (BS 7671:2018+A1:2020 – the blue book) and Amendment 2. It will cover all the topics and revisions highlighted above.
This City & Guilds 18th Edition Update Course is assessed using the City & Guilds 2382-22 Full 18th Edition Course exam; therefore, familiarity with the existing 18th Edition Wiring Regulations is essential. The two-hour test consists of sixty multiple-choice questions.
Upon successfully passing the test, you will be awarded a City & Guilds 18th Edition Wiring Regulations – 2382-22 qualification with a level three certificate.
Our 18th Edition Update Course and exam can be completed in one day.
Where Can I Take the 18th Edition Amendment 2 Update Course?
For your convenience, we offer the 18th Edition Update Course at various locations across the UK, including:
- Maidstone (Kent)
- Motherwell (Glasgow)
- South London (Surrey)
- Watford (London)
If you cannot find a centre local to you, please don’t hesitate to contact our Training team on 01642 987 978 or via our online form for a solution.
What Do I Need to Take the 18th Edition Update Course?
This course only covers the differences between Amendments 1 and 2. However, the exam assesses your knowledge of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations in their entirety. Therefore, it is essential that you have successfully obtained an 18th Edition 2382-18 certificate, having passed the FULL City & Guilds 2382-18 18th Edition Course.
Furthermore, you must bring with you a copy of the latest version of the IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671+A2:2022 – brown book) and IET 18th Edition On-Site Guide (8th Edition – brown book).
Why Should I Take the 18th Edition Update Course?
As mentioned above, come September 27th 2022 you will be required to carry out all electrical work in accordance with Amendment 2 of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. Therefore, familiarity with these revisions is essential to working legally and safely. Our City & Guilds 18th Edition Update Course offers a convenient solution to ensuring you are abreast of these changes with minimal disruption to your job schedule.
Additionally, passing this course opens opportunities for professional development as you will meet the requirements for other, more advanced electrical study.
For more help or advice regarding our 18th Edition Update Course or any of our other electrical, high-voltage, ultrasound, or pressure programmes, please get in touch with our Training team on 01642 987 978 or via our online form.
In the meantime, please browse our complete range of IET 18th Edition Books including the latest versions of the IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and IET 18th Edition On-Site Guide. Don’t hesitate to contact our Sales team on 01642 931 329 or via our online form for further assistance.