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Become 17th Edition Qualified: 1. What’s the big deal?

No company helps more self-study candidates become 17th Edition Qualified than Electacourse. Every year hundreds of electricians use Electacourse study material and our exam partners to successfully achieve 17th Edition Qualification.

During Autumn 2016 Electacourse are providing a series of guides to help electricians understand the requirements for 17th Edition qualification.

Follow this series of blogs to keep up to date.

If you want to go further and get your qualification, register with Electacourse – at just £275, the Electacourse 17th Edition Course is great value and with the combination of self-study and exam centres around the UK, you can fit the course around your busy working life – no need to take time out and spend three or four days in a classroom.

Why is the 17th Edition Important to Electricians?

17th Edition Wiring RegulationsThe 17th Edition is of critical importance to electricians and to all who work in the electrical industry. All new electrical installations need to conform to the requirements of the British Standard 7671:2008 (2015) as detailed in the 17th Edition including Amendments 1, 2 and 3. The 17th Edition is the essential source of reference for low voltage electrical installations in the UK. It is the foundation of knowledge for electrical contractors and installers.

All electricians practising in the UK need to know and need to be able to reference the wiring regulations in order to undertake their work to a professional standard.

The 17th Edition Wiring Regulations is not a statutory document.

However in the event of a dispute, individuals responsible for faulty installations who are unable to demonstrate understanding of the Regulations, are at risk of assuming legal liability. To practice as an electrical installer without possessing the 17th Edition Qualification exposes you to criminal prosecution in the event of an error or accident.

City & GuildsCity and Guilds

City & Guilds are the accrediting institution for assessing an electrical installer’s understanding of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. You will need to go to an examination centre to take the City & Guilds 17th Edition Exam.

The full name of the 17th Edition exam is: Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671: 2008 (2015) commonly known as City & Guilds 2382-15.

Achievement of the 2382-15 qualification ensures individuals are up-to-date with the latest industry regulations on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and installations.

We will go through details of the 2382-15 exam in a post later in this series

You will need to have your own copy of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations to take with you into the exam. Unless you are a member of NICEIC, the cheapest place to buy the Regs Book is Amazon.

For more information about the Electacourse 17th Edition Course click this link

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