17th Edition Wiring Regulations - Level 3 Certificate (Part-Time)

L1/L2 Adult Part Time Course

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

Attendance Part-Time


This qualification ensures you are up-to-date with the latest industry regulation on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems.

It covers the 17th edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations, which came into force in June 2008. These regulations are recognised by the British Standards Institute as a British Standard (BS7671).

If you're a practising electrician, you must comply with the regulations for electrical work, this qualification is designed to provide those seeking progression in their career with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the Electrotechnical industry

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2019. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 10 Weeks
Venue: Rutherford Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

Electricians and electrical technicians without the 16th Edition qualification.

If you qualified before 2001 you are required to attend the full course and exam.

Those qualified July 2001 onwards are required to attend a short, update course.

Original Certificates must be supplied before registration can take place.

Qualification Gained

C&G 2382 L3 Certificate in the Requirements for Installations.

"The tutors and course was very informative, I feel knowledgeable with current regulations and new regulations".

Samantha Merkel
17th Edition IET Regulations

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Graduate Building Surveyor - £18,000-£26,000

Middle Level Role

Chartered Building Surveyor - £30,000-£40,000

Senior Level Role

Senior/Partner Building Surveyor - £40,000-£80,000

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

A mandotory unit must be passed:

  • Requirements for electrical installations to BS
  • 7671:2008

Other subjects are:

  • Scope, objectives and basic requirements for safety
  • Definitions
  • Assessment of general characteristics
  • Protection for safety
  • Selection and erection of equipment
  • Special locations
  • Inspection and testing
  • Special locations
  • The uses of appendices

Learning Methods

Lectures and discussions.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through an on-line multiple choice question paper.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification (2392-

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Design, erection and verification of electrical installations

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Building Regulations for Electrical Installation Contractors In Dwellings (2393-10)

City & Guilds Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Building Services Engineering (4467-04)

Career Opportunities

Completion of this course will provide you with additional skills/knowledge to enhance your progress through the electrical industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but the candidate should have an appreciation of electrical systems and terminology.

If English Language is not your first language, an English language test score of 5.5 or above is required.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.