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17th Edition (BS7671:2008) EAL and City & Guilds 2382-10

Course Overview

This course has been developed by NICEIC in partnership with Virtual College to satisfy the EAL and City & Guilds 2382-10 scheme and has the aim of enabling the candidate to demonstrate that they are conversant with the IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) Wiring Regulations 17th Edition BS 7671:2008.

This online course was released on 1st February 2010.

For £399 + VAT you receive:

  • Online e-learning course (login emailed automatically on completion of online sales purchase)
  • Online Revision Test (automatically enabled on completion of course)
  • In Centre Examination (on successful Revision Test pass, you will be able to print off a record of learning to take to a Gola or EAL centre to sit your 2 hour accredited examination)

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to ensure that on completion individuals are conversant with the format content and the application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2008 (17th edition).

Course Details

Lesson Plan

The sections covered include:

  • Introduction to BS 7671:2008
  • 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
  • Appendices

Target Audience

This qualification is 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 needing to update and enhance their understanding of IEE Wiring Regulations.

It may also be suitable for anyone requiring an understanding of BS 7671, although prior knowledge in basic electrical science will be required. It is intended to ensure that on completion individuals are conversant with the format, content and the application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2008 (17th edition).


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 20 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


This unit will be assessed by a multiple choice online test covering the underpinning knowledge relating to the content and application of BS 7671. The exam must be taken at an accredited centre. The cost of this test is included in the course fee. In order to arrange your 17th edition exam please contact NICEC on 0870 013 0389.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification. It is expected that candidates will have basic knowledge of electrical science.

What our customers have said

"... far more information is absorbed each time you do a module compared to College where you would have too do homework to absorb a larger percentage of information..."
AN Contractor 13/02/2011

"...the module were very good . I believe I have learnt more from this course than I would have done if attended College.."

Cost and Discounts

£399 + VAT. This cost is for a single user.

* please note: your information may be shared between the Virtual College and NICEIC for the purpose of administration, monitoring and evaluation, to help keep the course current and up-to-date.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 20 hours.

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