Third Amendment update now available online


Contractors looking to get up to speed with the new Amendment 3 changes can now access an online course created by NICEIC and ELECSA, in association with online learning specialist, Virtual College.

The interactive tutorial guides contractors through all the relevant changes and arms them with all the information they need to know in simple, easy to follow chapters.

The Amendment 3 course is the latest addition to a suite of online courses provided by NICEIC and ELECSA in partnership with Virtual College. Since its launch in 2010 more than 4000 people have signed up for online electrical training courses because of the flexibility it offers around full time work.

Alan Charlton, Head of Training at NICEIC and ELECSA explains: “Online teaching means users can choose to learn at their own pace and do not need to take time off work. Those who sign up for the online course can go back and revisit the material whenever they want.

“Our online learning facility provides a practical solution to the demanding challenge of trying to fit in learning around work and this is why we are delighted to be able to offer the third amendment in this format.”

The introduction of Amendment 3 does not require contractors to gain any extra qualifications. However, from July 1 this year it will be a requirement that all electrical installations comply with BS 7671:2008, incorporating Amendment 3:2015.

Therefore contractors will need to be aware of the changes and ensure they can carry out work in line with the new standard.

Alistair Gladstone, Divisional Director at Virtual College, commented: “We work with organisations across all sectors to create engaging e-learning resources.

“Over 1.5 million online learners have undertaken our courses and electrical contractors, in particular, have been quick to recognise the benefits that this form of learning can provide.”   

The online course costs £50 and is available now from or or by calling the training team on 0333 015 6627

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