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18th Edition Now Available!

You can now study the Level 3 VRQ in Electrical Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (BS 7671) fully online via our partners – Learning Lounge.

What you get:

  • Expert training via a tried and tested online delivery platform
  • Many hours of video content, much filmed on location for the 18th Edition
  • Quality graphics, animations and bespoke illustration to assist with clarity
  • The chance to revisit any part as many times as you need
  • Interactive activities, exercises and revision
  • Fully tracked learning
  • Freedom to study online when you want, where you want, how you want
  • Membership of an online community available via Channel 18
  • Unlimited practice exam opportunities
  • An 18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2018 exam at one of our centres
  • Additional resources, webinars and features from Learning Lounge
  • Full support and technical backup


  • The Full Online Course will take around 23 hours to complete.
  • Work through the course modules at your own pace, revisiting sections as required.

Download full course specification here.


To apply, visit where you will be required to create an account. We will be notified once you have applied and you can contact us to arrange your exam.

Official Learning Lounge courses and resources for BS 7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations

Choosing your course

In the past, it has been possible to take an update exam for BS 7671. This update exam was for anyone who had a good working knowledge of the previous edition of the regulations and only needed to be tested on the elements introduced with a new edition. There is no update exam option for the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2018. Success when taking the exam requires thorough knowledge of the whole book and not just the changes introduced by the 18th Edition. So choosing the right level of study is important. To help you become exam ready we offer two course options. To help you choose, take our assessment to decide if your knowledge of BS 7671 is current enough to allow you to just study our update course.

The Update Course:

This course allows you to experience a lot of the same rich content as the full course but only focusses on the core changes from 17th Edition amendment 3. The study will be in the same style as the Full Course and you will view high quality video content along with interactive sections, revision exercises and exam tips. Everyone studies differently and will need to work in their own way and learn at their own pace. However, we anticipate that if you have a good residual knowledge of BS 7671:2008(2015), getting yourself to exam readiness with our update course should take around 5-7 hours.

The Full Course:

Those who haven’t sat a BS 7671 exam for a while and who may be a bit rusty on the regs or, indeed, are coming to the qualification for the first time should choose the Full Course. This will work through the 18th Edition book and not assume any knowledge beyond the principle that you are an electrician or will very soon become one and so have greater than the average understanding of the principles of electrical installations.

60 questions in 120 minutes is tough. Not only does the course prepare you with the knowledge you need to do your work as an electrician or supervisor but it also gives you valuable tips on exam technique and book navigation so you can find what you need quickly and efficiently. The exam is not about memory. It is about practical and sensible use of the requirements contained within BS 7671. We estimate that study of the Full Course will take around 20 hours.

Our objective is to bring the subject to life. We don’t enjoy endless PowerPoint and dull presentation so we don’t want to inflict it upon you. In our many hours of engaging video content we take you where the regulations apply. For example, we visit many of the special locations in Part 7, allowing you to explore subjects deeper than the requirements of the exam if you choose to. Part 5 takes you to a manufacturer of SPDs to understand their function and also see what happens when a surge hits an unprotected consumer unit. It’s loud!

Our desire is to give you a course that not only gets you the qualification you need but also entertains, interests and deepens your knowledge

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