The ILP Fundamental Lighting Electrical Course covers basic electrical practices and principles for lighting schemes, and other electrical street furniture.

The IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations came into force January 2019 and these regulations and some of the changes that affect the lighting industry will be discussed. Though developed primarily for exterior lighting asset managers and designers, most of the principles are applicable to interior and architectural lighting as well.


  • designers of lighting schemes
  • managers with overall responsibility for lighting and/or electrical
  • newcomers to the profession

This course is suitable for participants with all levels of experience and prior training, whether you need a refresher, want the latest on the changes to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and those looking for an appreciation of basic electrical principles.

What You Will Learn

You will take away an understanding of:

  • Legislation and regulations
  • Protective devices
  • Earthing systems and Earth Electrodes
  • Terminations and connections
  • IET Wiring Regulations BS7671 18th Edition

Where & When

There are no upcoming in-person events at this time, please register your interest for future events by emailing via the contact details on this page.


10:00 Welcome and introduction

10:15 Legislation and regulations

11:15 Refreshments

11:30 Protective devices (fuses Surge Protective Devices etc)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Connections

14:30 Refreshments

14:45 Earthing

15:15 BS7671 18th edition

16:00 Questions

16:30 Conclusions and close

Online Course

ILP member: £130 + VAT
Non member: £210 + VAT

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The ILP Fundamental Lighting Electrical Course is held at:

The ILP, Regent House, Regent Place, Rugby CV21 2PN


ILP member: £235 + VAT
Non member: £410 + VAT

Please visit our membership page for more information about becoming a member of the ILP.

For more information please contact Ange Davies on +44 1788 576492 or

The ILP seeks to be as inclusive as possible, so if you have any concerns about applying for membership / attending our Exterior Lighting Diploma courses, LDC local events or our one-day courses for whatever reason please let us know and we will try to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that you can fully engage with the ILP.