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    Latest 17th Edition Course



    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!



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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    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.
    I love the smell of Ammonia in the morning!

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    im on it in may

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    I'm on it April 20th at Birmingham Electrical Training, where you doing it IM?

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    some dodgy lil place 2 mile away- also do scuba diving courses!- in manchester!- no coral reefs round here, were 55mile from blackpool!

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    Haha!! As long as a pass mark is in the bag at the end of the day eh!!

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

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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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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob White View Post
    .

    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...

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

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

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    Quote Originally Posted by r.bartlett View Post
    Did my 16th years ago, I know a lot about wiring up caravan parks...
    Don't forget the Sauna's.............

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigF View Post
    I've just completed my city and guilds level 2 electrical so I should be okay then��
    You will be fine...



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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    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!

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    Day 2. More reading and multi choice questions.... Nothin else to report.

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    no pressure then, watch me fail it!

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    Passed at 95%, job done, proved I can read!

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigF View Post
    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

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    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?
    50 hertz but 100s worse

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    Re: Latest 17th Edition Course

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob White View Post
    Excellent result Craig.

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

    You now know which end of the cable you can lick

    Regards

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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.

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