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Are you ready for the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018

The wiring regulations were first introduced in 1882 and consisted of literally one page of paper and mentioned some very basic safety of electricity and lighting. Over the years the electrical technology and safety has advanced considerably, and on the 2nd July 2018 se...

The Year of Engineering 2018

The UK has always lead the world in the engineering sectors like aerospace, structural engineering and automotive. This thriving industry continues to grow today with huge economical benefits in this every changing world we live. There is presently a shortfall of 20,000...

Problem-based learning, aka "learning by doing"

Electrical training involves the acquisition of skills and knowledge, and this can be enhanced by practice and experience. It will take months, sometimes years, to get highly proficient at some of the more challenging practical aspects of the trade, and this can only be...

Assessing competence - the stress-free way!

In November 2017, City and Guilds updated their 2365 level 2 and level 3 courses. The biggest changes have been in the assessment of level 3 material, with a large reduction in written assignments, and more emphasis on assessment of knowledge by open design work and m...

Evening Courses - Time to Reflect

Over the years, I've delivered C&G 2365 Level 2 and Level 3 courses both as evening classes , and as a full-day class over a number of weekends. Although the amount of contact time for each type of course is about the same, the learning experience can be qu...

Making Electrical Theory Memorable for Exam Success

On the C&G 2365 Level 2 and Level 3 electrotechnical qualifications, it's not just the practical aspects of electrical installation and the rules about 'The Regs' that you learn. You also gain an understanding of the fundamentals: ' Principles of...

Sundays, The New Week Days

Dedicated to meeting the needs and demands of our students who work away in the week, we are pleased to announce that as of September we shall be offering Sunday training courses for our City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 and Level 3 courses – right here at our Nottin...