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New online IET Wiring Regulations training, endorsed by City & Guilds

09 July 2018


  • The IET Academy launches first-of-its-kind in-depth e-learning platform for engineers
  • This is the only e-learning course currently endorsed by City & Guilds for their 2382:18 qualification, offered via the SmartScreen learning platform

A new online training resource from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the IET Academy, has launched a comprehensive yet flexible course to get electricians up-to-date with the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018).

The IET Academy provides the only course prepared by the IET, which jointly publishes the IET Wiring Regulations with BSI. The authors have been carefully selected for their industry experience and knowledge of BS 7671.

Fitting around work, the IET Academy provides a learning solution that doesn’t take electricians away from their job and can be completed anywhere and at any time.

The course, which is suitable for anyone needing working knowledge of BS 7671, including electrical installers, designers, specifiers and those working in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment, will also fully prepare electricians for the City & Guilds 2382:18 exam.

Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations at the IET, said: “The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations contains some significant changes to the way all electrical professionals are required to carry out their work in order to safeguard themselves and the public. With this in mind, it is essential that all electrical professionals ensure that they are up to speed with the new requirements.”

Martin Davies, Head of the IET Academy, added: “The IET Academy’s Wiring Regulations course provides a customisable and flexible approach to technical learning and knowledge, allowing electricians to be in control of how their learning is delivered. This not only ensures that the course is manageable around working hours, but by using an IET endorsed course, electricians can be safe in the knowledge that they are familiar with the current requirements for electrical wiring as well as preparing them for their City & Guilds 2382:18 exam.”

David Phillips, Director of Apprenticeships and Technical Education City & Guilds, said: “City & Guilds are committed to the highest standards of skills development and learning in the Electrotechnical industry.  We are proud to have collaborated with the IET on this innovative online tool which will upskill thousands of individuals on the 18th Edition. It will enable electrical professionals to get up to scratch on this important new regulation quickly, flexibly and cost-effectively.”

The IET Wiring Regulations is an essential publication for all professionals working in the electrical industry, and 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 in BS 7671:2018 before the new requirements come into effect from January 2019.

Notes to editors:

The course is available for individuals or for corporate customers. For more information and to see the full list of benefits, visit www.theiet.org/academy or contact Liz Wooderson on ewooderson@theiet.org or 01438 765533.

For colleges and private training providers, the course is available through City & Guilds via the www.smartscreen.co.uk learning platform. Contact directsales@cityandguilds.com.