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Electrician achieves 100% pass rate in 18th edition online exam...

An electrician has given CCTS Centre Manager, David Baalham the shock of his life. In all his years of delivering training courses, the highest pass rate David had ever seen was 98%. However, this was to change when Mark Hughes sat down to take the online exam for the 18th Edition. Mark scored a perfect 100%.

“I thought I had seen it all,” said David. “This was just an incredible achievement from Mark. 98% was the highest I have ever seen and that was with the 17th Edition – if you get between 70% and 90% you are doing very well. So for Mark to get 100%, it is astounding – he deserves a lot of credit.”

Mark went on further with CCTS. He completed his City and Guilds 2391-52 Initial and Periodic Testing and Inspection, and also City and Guilds 2377-22 In house service and Inspection of Electrical Equipment with great success, passing both courses with flying colours. CCTS provides quality training courses and assessments within the building services and general construction sector for operatives within the construction, gas, oil, electric, plumbing, refrigeration and renewable energy industries. CCTS City & Guilds (2382-18) 18th Edition training course is for experienced electricians and those related to the Electrical Industry requiring a working knowledge of the British Standard BS7671:2018 (2018) 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. It is a Level 3 RQF qualification.

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course involves classroom-based training which focuses on the wiring regulations standard BS7671:2018 (2018). There is no practical- based training. At the end of the course operatives will complete a two-hour online assessment and certification can be issued either by (City & Guilds) or (LCL) Accredited Bodies.

Electricians with an existing 17th Edition 3rd Amendment qualification may choose to complete a one-day course which will cover only the changes and additions to the 18th Edition. Please be aware that the 60 online questions will include your knowledge of the entire BS Standards and not just the changes and additions.

“An agreement was made between all awarding organisations and the JIB that all examinations based on BS 7671 should assess that candidates are able to demonstrate understanding of all parts, not just changes between editions,” said a City & Guilds spokesperson. “In terms of course delivery, centres may wish to offer ‘update’ courses with a shorter duration that only teach the differences between the 17th and 18th Editions. However, centres should take the necessary steps to ensure that candidates’ knowledge is up-to-date and sound before accepting them onto a shortened course. Candidates who take a shortened course, will still need to sit the same assessment as candidates who take the full course.”

For further information on CCTS 18th Edition training course log on to: T: 0044 (0) 28 9073 9418