City & Guilds 2382-18 Level 3 (18th Edition) 

Requirements for Electrical Installations

This course is intended to ensure that candidates are conversant with the format, content and application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 (18th Edition).


18th Edition, July 2018: this course is only available from July, after publication of the new Wiring Regulations.


Upon completion, candidates should be able to identify, locate and apply the relevant sections of the 18th Edition to their installation and design work.

Course content
  • The numbering system of the 18th Edition

  • Parts 1-3: Scope, object and fundamental principals / Definitions / Assessment of General Characteristics

  • Part 4: Protection for safety — protection against shock, thermal effects, and overcurrent

  • Part 5: Selection and erection of equipment

    • Section 523: Current-carrying capacity of cables / cable calculations

    • Chapter 54: Earthing arrangements and protective conductors / cross-sectional areas

  • Part 6: Inspection and testing

  • Part 7: Special installations or locations

  • Appendices

  • Information and review of Amendment 3

  • Exercises — how to find the relevant regulation


The test specification for this qualification:

  • Multiple-choice online test: Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018

  • Duration: 2 hours / Number of questions: 60

  • This is an “open book” exam, so candidates can refer to the Regulations during the exam

Course information

Course title: City & Guilds 2382-18 Level 3 

Certificate: Requirements for Electrical Installations

Duration: 3 days

Class times: 09.00-17:00

Course fee: £420 inclusive (includes registration and exam fee)


This qualification is primarily aimed at practising electricians with relevant experience and other allied professionals (e.g. surveyors, consultants, and other trades) needing to update and enhance their understanding of IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671).

There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification; however, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification. It is expected that candidates will have basic knowledge of electrical science.