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CraigF
01-04-2015, 03:56 PM
Hi all,

The weather is getting better and the calls are going down!!

So, I've decided I'm going to do my 17th Edition Regs whilst its quiet. Has anyone taken the new amendment exam?? Is it hard?? What do I expect from the four day course??

All posts welcomed...

At last the winter looks to have gone, I can stop being a heating engineer and back into cooling.

Thanks!

hookster
01-04-2015, 08:01 PM
Four days of boredom, is it hard! No not really.
Subject is dry and a lesson in finding regulations.

Choose wisely the lecturer who delivers the course is the key ingredient, some of my colleagues sat through four days of the green book being read to them.

I luckily did mine with a great establishment who cater for electricians but took in mind that I was another trade. Passed easily enjoyed the course.

install monkey
02-04-2015, 10:51 PM
im on it in may

CraigF
04-04-2015, 09:37 PM
I'm on it April 20th at Birmingham Electrical Training, where you doing it IM?

install monkey
04-04-2015, 10:16 PM
some dodgy lil place 2 mile away- also do scuba diving courses!- in manchester!- no coral reefs round here, were 55mile from blackpool!

CraigF
04-04-2015, 10:45 PM
Haha!! As long as a pass mark is in the bag at the end of the day eh!!

Rob White
05-04-2015, 12:36 AM
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Its a yellow version - update 3 already :)

If you know your stuff already 1 day is long enough,
if you have no knowledge of electric, 3 days is long
enough. 4 days will seem to drag but if done correctly
it should be fine.

You will basically learn how to read a book and how to
find the information required. it is straight forward enough
and if you follow the guidance the exam is easy enough.

Rob

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r.bartlett
05-04-2015, 09:39 AM
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Its a yellow version - update 3 already :)

If you know your stuff already 1 day is long enough,
if you have no knowledge of electric, 3 days is long
enough. 4 days will seem to drag but if done correctly
it should be fine.

You will basically learn how to read a book and how to
find the information required. it is straight forward enough
and if you follow the guidance the exam is easy enough.

Rob

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Did my 16th years ago, I know a lot about wiring up caravan parks...

CraigF
10-04-2015, 11:50 PM
I've just completed my city and guilds level 2 electrical so I should be okay then��

Rob White
11-04-2015, 02:20 PM
Did my 16th years ago, I know a lot about wiring up caravan parks...

:D Don't forget the Sauna's.............


I've just completed my city and guilds level 2 electrical so I should be okay then��

You will be fine...

:)

Rob

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CraigF
20-04-2015, 01:15 PM
Day 1,The usual "I'm Craig and I'm an alcoholic" ice breakers out the way and section one and two of the book done, with a ten question multi choice mock test on each section competed. So far so good! No real issues!

CraigF
21-04-2015, 12:56 PM
Day 2. More reading and multi choice questions.... Nothin else to report.

install monkey
21-04-2015, 08:34 PM
no pressure then, watch me fail it! :p

CraigF
23-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Passed at 95%, job done, proved I can read!

Rob White
23-04-2015, 08:20 PM
Passed at 95%, job done, proved I can read!

Excellent result Craig.

Well done.....................

You now know which end of the cable you can lick :D

Regards

Rob

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chilliwilly
24-04-2015, 12:14 AM
Its only recognised by the likes of the niccy if you have the full 17th incorporating the basic reading, inspection and testing, and design and verification. Glad I'm completely out of the sparkying game now, I just wire from an isolator or fused spur these days unless the dist board is near to the systems I install.

But I still insist that any circuits installed by sparkies are to my design, and I refuse to incorporate rcd protection due to their unreliability with nuisance trips as a means of enhanced circuit protection, but occasionally I spur do off yhe feeder to the isolator for a weatherproof socket with an rcd protection built in. Very handy for recovery units and vac pumps.

I wonder what colour the next one will be in 2018?

CraigF
24-04-2015, 01:37 PM
Excellent result Craig.

Well done.....................

You now know which end of the cable you can lick :D

Regards

Rob

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Ta mate! Two hours have never passed by so quick, I really thought I'd have time left over, I finished with three mins to go.