Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Qualifications on offer: Level 3 Award in the Requirements Electrical Installations BS 7671: June 2008 (2015)(2382-15)
Summary of course
This qualification ensures you are up-to-date with the latest industry regulation on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. It covers the 17th edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations, which came into force in June 2008 (2015). These regulations are recognised by the British Standards Institute as a British Standard (BS7671).
The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) are the definitive standards for the electrical industry in respect of safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. They set requirements and operating criteria for the UK and correspond to EC standards and are recognised by the British Standards Institute as a British Standard (BS 7671). It is intended to ensure that individuals are conversant with the format, content and application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: June 2008 (2015).
During your study you will focus on meeting the standards of the latest IEE Wiring Regulations, including, essential aspects of the safety, selection and erection of electrical equipment Inspection and testing.
Topics studied are:
Understand the scope, object and fundamental principles of BS7671. Understand the definitions used within BS7671. Understand how to assess the general characteristics of electrical installations. Understand requirements of Protection for safety for electrical installations Understand the requirements for Selection and erection of equipment for electrical installations Understand the requirements of Inspection and testing of electrical installations Understand the requirements of special installations or locations as identified in BS7671. Understand the information contained within the appendices of BS7671.
This is a classroom based course over 9 evenings 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
The Certificate is essential for all practising electricians or those who haven't achieved a qualification against the last amendment of the 16th edition. It could also lead to a career as an inspector or surveyor. You could move on to qualifications in Inspection, Testing, Design and Certification of Electrical Installations.
On successful completion of this course you could go on to study:
2394-01 Initial Verification and Certification 2395-01 Periodic Inspection Testing and Certification.
Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment is by an open book' online multiple choice examination of 2 hours duration (60 questions).
IET wiring regulations books taken into examinations can contain the following:
- Bookmarks (eg blank post-it notes, post-it notes numbered to indicate chapters or corners of pages folded)
- Highlighting of text
- The Corrigendum, issued by the IEE as a supplement to the wiring regulations in July 2008 (2015).
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you are a practising electrician with relevant experience and other allied professionals e.g. surveyors, consultants and other trades needing to update and enhance your understanding of IEE Wiring Regulations and wish to gain a Level 3 qualification. It is also suitable for anyone wishing to demonstrate an understanding of the IEE 17th Edition Wiring Regulations: June 2008 (BS 7671).
Entry Requirements for new students
To be a trained, experienced and competent electrician it is expected that candidates will have basic knowledge of electrical science and be able to carry out maths calculations.
Please call us on 0300 123 2344 to speak with one of our tutors before enrolling.
General Info (materials required for the course)
Students should come to College with materials for note taking and a calculator. A lot of your time will be required to become familiar with the Regs book so you MUST be able to dedicate time for homework and also for revision prior to the exam if you want to be successful.
Please ensure you are in possession of the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 (2015) book. Books can be purchased from all good bookshops, The IET (discount available for members), some electrical contractor associations or via the internet.
Details below: You will need to purchase IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 (2015)
For further information please contact the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344.