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BS 7671:2008 Incl Amendment 3 (2015) 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations
BS 7671:2008 Incl Amendment 3 (2015) 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations
BS 7671:2008 Incl Amendment 3 (2015) 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations

Overview - Amendment 3 Online Course

What is Amendment 3?

Amendment 3 to the 17th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations came into force in 2015. Since then, all new electrical installations have needed to comply with Amendment 3, which is designed to reduce the risk of fires caused by loose connections affecting household appliances.

Therefore, electricians, electrical installers and contractors need to have a thorough understanding of how to reduce these risks in order to protect public safety.

Why take this course?

The Virtual College Amendment 3 Online Course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Amendment 3, 2015, as applied to BS7671:2008 incl. Amendment 3 (2015) Requirements for Electrical Installations.

As the course is delivered via our e-learning platform, you can access it at home or from your workplace, working on it at a time and place that suits you. E-learning is a convenient and cost-effective alternative to face-to-face training, meaning you don't need to take extra time out of work to complete it.

Virtual College partnered with NICEIC, ELECSA and ECA to produce the course.

Who is this course for?

The Amendment 3 Online Course is aimed primarily at practicing electricians, as well as electrical engineers, designers, consultants, surveyors and contracts managers.

Ultimately, it would be suitable for anyone who needs to update their understanding of IET Wiring Regulations and demonstrate Amendment 3 compliance.

Course lesson plan

The Amendment 3 Online Course has the following lesson plan:

  • Overview
  • Scope
  • Fundamental principles
  • Part 1: Chapter 13 - erection and initial verification
  • Part 2: Definitions and abbreviations
  • Part 3: Assessment of general characteristics
  • Part 4: Additional protection
  • Part 5: Compliance with standards
  • Part 6: Phase sequence, limitations on periodic inspection and testing, extent and limitations of Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
  • Part 7: Special installations or locations
  • Appendices

Course accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


After completing the course, candidates will be able to download a Virtual College certificate that they can print and keep for their records.

Course duration

The Amendment 3 Online Course takes approximately two hours to complete, but this depends entirely on your individual learning speed and ability to absorb the e-learning material.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but a basic knowledge of electrical science is expected.

How It Works

How it Works

This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.

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You can purchase more than 10 courses online, however if you wish to purchase more than 10 courses, and you would like to be invoiced in advance, you can e-mail us on or contact our sales team on 01943 885 085.

Step 3: Take the course

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You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.

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When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.

Step 4: Your certificate

You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.

Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

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