How this 17th Edition course is organised

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What you will learn in this course

After you have studied this course you will

  1. be familiar with all aspects of the 17th Wiring Regulations
  2. know how and where to quickly locate critical information in the 17th Wiring Regulations
  3. understand the structure of the 2382-15 exam
  4. have had the opportunity to practice exam questions

You may already have purchased the Electacourse 2382-15 Exam Simulator alongside this course, however if you chose to buy this course alone, you can still buy the simulator separately from our website. This course does contain a complete set of practice tests using the same questions as in the Exam Simulator. But the difference with the simulator is that the user interfaces matches the actual City & Guilds exam, so you will not go into the exam centre without having some idea of what to expect.

Introduction to the 17th Edition

The 17th Edition Wiring Regulations is a big book: it is over 450 pages long and covers thousands of regulations.

Some courses try to teach this material using videos, animations and other multi-media methods. Although such media can help students understand the principles of the wiring regulations, on their own they are not sufficient to get under the skin of the Regulations. There is more information to be understood and learnt than can be taught in a series of slide presentations or video clips.

Also, as the exam is open book and is designed to test your understanding of how to find out information about the regulations which cover your day to day work, no amount of entertaining voice-overs or animations is going to help you get to know your way round the densely packed 17th Edition Wiring Regulations.

Unlike courses which are undertaken over a few intense days at a training centre, this course gives you the opportunity to study at your own pace and in your time to give you the best opportunity of understanding the Regulations and to passing the 2382-15 exam.

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This course is designed to draw your attention to the critical areas of the Regulations, to indicate what has changed in the 17th Edition and to prepare you for the exam. You will complete the course secure in the knowledge you know how to locate and apply relevant regulations in your daily work. This secure knowledge will give you the best chance of achieving a good pass at the 2382-15 examination.

If you do not already have a copy of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Yellow Book, then you need to buy one now. No 17th Edition Course works unless you have a copy of the latest edition of BS7671 Wiring Regulations.

Organisation of this course

The Electacourse 17th Edition course is organised into nine lessons: an introduction and eight lessons, each one containing a number of topics which cover the chapters and parts of BS7671.

The first lesson which you are reading now introduces the 17th Edition, the nature of the exam and how the Regulations are organised.

The other eight lessons align closely to the Parts which make up the general structure of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. Within each Part, there are topics, each of which covers a discrete, bite size set of the Regulations. We recommend you study one topic at a time and once you have completed a topic, take a break. If you wish you can study more than one topic a day.

Some of the topics are quite short. But if you do take more than one topic at a time, avoid extending yourself. Too much time spent studying can lead to lack of a concentration and prevents good learning of the information contained in each topic.

All lessons except the Introduction finish with a quiz to test your understanding of the material which has been covered by the topics.

At the end of the course is a longer quiz which tests your understanding of the complete 17th Edition Regulations

17th Edition Course Lessons

Introduces the aims of the course and what you may expect to achieve from studying the course

Part 1 – Scope, Object and Fundamental Principles
This lesson introduces the scope and aims of the Regulations.

Part 2 – Definitions
The Regulations contain hundreds of definitions. Knowledge of the definitions assists understanding of the Regulations

Parts 3 –Assessment of General Characteristics
A short lesson which contains the guidance required for the assessment of general characteristics of each installation

Part 4 – Protection for Safety
A critical lesson which covers safety of electrical installations

Part 5 – Selection and Erection of Equipment
Long, detailed and complex covering many regulations

Part 6 – Inspection and Testing
Another short lesson included for information.

Part 7 – Special Installations or Locations
An import lesson with more than fifteen topics.


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