Course Name: Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installations - 18th Edition

Entry Requirements

There is no formal entry requirements for this qualification. You must be over 16 years of age.

What's Involved

This qualification ensures that you are up-to-date with the latest industry regulation on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems.

The 18th Edition course is a new course which will replace the 17th edition course from January 2019. After 31st December 2018 all electrical installations are to comply with BS7671:2018.

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 IEE Wiring Regulations. It is also suitable for anyone wishing to demonstrate an understanding of the IEE 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671).

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: 2018.

Please be aware that the course is subject to a minimum number of learners to enable to course to run.

To gain the qualification, 1 unit must be completed during the duration of the programme. This unit involved developing understanding of topics such as:

> Identify the scope of BS7671

> Identify the object of BS7671 1.3

> Identify the fundamental principles of BS7671.

> Interpret the requirements of assessing the general characteristics of electrical installations within the scope of BS767.

> Interpret the definitions used within BS7671

> Relate the definitions to the regulations and appendices of BS7671

Interpret how this applies to electrical installations within the scope of BS7671 to include:

> Protection against electric shock

> Protection against thermal effects

> Protection against overcurrent

> Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances.

Identify the requirements for selecting and erecting equipment, within the scope of BS7671

Interpret how this applies to electrical installations within the scope of BS7671 to include:

> Common rules

> Selection and erection of wiring systems

> Protection, isolation, switching, control and monitoring

> Earthing arrangements and protective conductors

> Other equipment

> Safety services.

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.

You will need to bring a copy of the current (Blue) IET Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 and a Scientific Calculator to each session of the course.

The course lasts for 8 weeks.

3 hours per week for 8 weeks. Start date, day and times TBC

Course Assessment Method

Classes are a range of tutor led sessions and case studies. Students will need to allow for at least 1 hour per week for homework.

At the end of the programme, you will sit the City and Guilds E-volve multiple choice test relating to this subject. The test covers all knowledge in the unit.

You will be assessed a final online multiple choice exam, set by and marked by City and Guilds. You must pass this online exam to gain the qualification. The pass requirement for this qualification is approximately 80%

What's Next

This qualification will tell the Industry that you have an understanding of the Electrical Installation Regulations and are aware of the fundamental principles associated with the electrical industry, and from the 1st January 2019 this qualification is a necessary certificate to enable you to carry on working as an electrician.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

No fee remission. £375 per course per person.

All queries regarding programme fees should be directed to the Student Finance team.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS767:2018
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Academic Year: 19/20
Start Date: November 2019

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