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This course provides an update on the key differences between the previous 17th Edition and new 18th Edition legislation and has been developed with NICEIC.

The updates include: extended scoping to cover extra categories, chapter changes including rewrites. There are many more areas which have also been updated and those working in the electrical industry need to comply with this updated regulation.

  • Meets training requirements for 18th Edition
  • Online, self-paced training
  • Complete in 4-5 hours
  • Interactive course with high-quality animations
  • 24 hour learner support


This course explains the key differences from the previous 17th Edition and the new 18th Edition Legislation.

For the full 18th Edition course please click here.

Virtual College has worked with NICEIC to create these modules and resources in order to provide you with the knowledge and skills to demonstrate your understanding of the 18th Edition. As well as learning modules, there are also mock exams and learning games. This can be accessed on the internet either at work or at home for your convenience. These courses are fully up-to-date with all of the latest legislation.

Who is this course for?

If you have passed your completed 17th edition Amendment 3: 2015 qualification, you can take the shorter 18th Edition update course. This shorter course covers the similar topics and reduce the overall time it takes to do the course (4-5 hours).

What is the 18th Edition?

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations contains important new information for electricians and electrical engineers. These regulations came into effect on the 1st of January 2019 and applies to all new electrical installations. Virtual College has worked with NICEIC to provide in-depth information into this update which includes: extended scoping to cover extra categories, chapter changes including rewrites and restructuring, increased definitions and surge protection guidance. These updates are crucial for those in the electrical industry to understand.

Part 1 – Scope, Object and Fundamental Principles

Part 2 – Definitions

Part 3 – Assessment of General Characteristics

Part 4 – Protection for Safety

Part 5 – Selection and Erection of Equipment

Part 6 – Inspection and Testing

Part 7 – Special Installations or Locations

What is included in this online training?


This online training will give candidates an in-depth knowledge of the key areas of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, Scope, object and fundamental principles, Definitions, Assessment of general characteristics, Protection for safety, Selection and erection of equipment, Inspection and testing, Special installations or locations, Appendices.


Upon completion of the online training, they will receive instructions on how to book their 2-hour exam (included in price of training) through NICEIC at one of their approved centres throughout the U.K.


All of the courses have been created in partnership with NICEIC.


Each part usually takes between 2-3 hours each to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.

Target audience

These courses are primarily aimed at practicing electricians with relevant experience and other allied professionals, e.g. electrical engineers, contracts managers, designers, consultants, surveyors, and other related trades.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

On completion of these modules, learners will need to book a face-to-face test with NICEIC to receive their accreditation.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.


Training a Team?

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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