BS7671: 2018 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

Are you prepared for the 18th edition?

BS7671 (IET Wiring Regulations) sets the standards for electrical installation in the UK and many other countries and ensures compliance with the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

The upcoming launch of the 18th Edition will be an important time for every electrician across the UK.

The 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671: 2018) publishes in July 2018 with all new electrical installations need compliance with BS7671: 2018 from 1st January 2019.

Please register your interest in the course by emailing for further details.

2339-17 Power Engineering (Transmission and Distribution)

The City & Guilds 2339-17 Level 2 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (Distribution and Transmission) is a recognised industry qualification designed for those who wish to pursue a career within the electrical distribution or transmission sector. Typically, the course will be of benefit to overhead line workers, cable jointers and substation fitters or those hoping to pursue a career in the power engineering environment.

Bradford College has been instrumental in developing the course in partnership with various employers, City & Guilds and the Sector Skills Council for Power Engineering. Following the success of the last six years with an achievement and success rate in excess of 95%, which is above the national benchmark, Bradford College are offering the Level 2 qualification at a competitive price in the region of £3200 delivered on a day release basis spanning two consecutive years.

We can offer a natural progression route to the Level 3 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering and a Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering with specially selected modules for the Power Engineering sector.

For more information on Power Engineering courses for the upcoming academic year 16/17 please drop me an email or call 01274 430243.

College tutors can’t do in 36 weeks what teachers fail to achieve in 11 years

“Too much teaching in English and mathematics [by further education providers] is not good enough,” said Ofsted in a recent report. There’s no disputing the crux of this statement; English and maths teaching could be better. You only have to look at last year’s global rankings by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to see that England lies 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 nations. And recent GCSE results in the further education sector do little to reassure concerns, with a mere 6.5% of learners achieving a grade C or above in English and 7% in maths.

But these statistics only shine a crude light on what’s happening with young peoples’ basic skills. There are many issues to consider before criticising the sector. Ofsted, let me enlighten you.

Continue reading over at The Guardian