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Design and installation of domestic and small commercial electric vehicle charging installations.

  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • £
    Cost:   £300
  • Course Type:   Part-time

Design and installation of domestic and small commercial electric vehicle charging installations.

This qualification aims to provide expert guidance to learners wishing to gain knowledge and understanding on Electric Vehicle (EV) charging equipment installation.

This qualification is aimed at practicing electricians interested in understanding how to install the range of equipment and systems available, it covers the specialised installation requirements of electric vehicle charging equipment in public, private and commercial locations and includes exclusive guidance on electrical requirements.

This course will provide candidate with the skills and knowledge to build on their previous experience, so that they can install electric vehicle charging points.

Candidates will learn the key requirements relating to installing this equipment, the advantages and disadvantages of different types of set ups, along with the inspection, testing and commissioning of electric vehicle charging points.

Start date: 12th & 13th of February 2024

SCQF Level: 7

Mode (full-time, part-time, Schools): Part time

Days of the week: Monday & Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm

Cost: £300

Why choose this course?

As the UK strives towards becoming a net-zero economy by 2050, its’ Transport strategy is a key pillar in enabling a successful transition. The transport sector is one of the UK’s largest emitters of CO2 and a major source of air pollution in cities. Decarbonizing transport is therefore a key priority for the UK Government.

This priority is reflected across all levels of Government strategies to stimulate the electrification of UK vehicles from large fleets of public buses to delivery vans, HGVs and private cars. As of July 2022, there were over 520,000 battery-electric cars in the UK and in 2021-22 there was a 92% increase in electrical vehicle registrations on 2020. This figure is predicted to grow steadily. 

As the number of battery-electric cars increases so does the need to rapidly expand the electrical vehicle charging (EV charging) infrastructure from circa 35,500 charge points across the UK network to 500,000 charge points by 2030. 

The growth in electrical vehicle charging (EV charging) infrastructure presents a significant opportunity and the industry must ensure the workforce is skilled to install and maintain this infrastructure safely and efficiently.

Candidates require access to the following materials:

  • IET Wiring Regulations, Eighteenth edition, BS7671:2018+A2:2022.

  • On-Site Guide (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022), 8th Edition

  • IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation, 5th Edition.

Optional material

  • IET Guidance Note 3 Inspection and Testing 9th Edition.

Where will this course lead?

This qualification can lead directly into employment in the EV Charging sub-sector, offering learners the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to a high standard recognised by the industry.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is for practising electricians and candidates must hold:

  • Current 18th Edition Wiring Regulations certificate 

  • SVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7 or English equivalent (list available on City & Guilds website) 

  • ECS Gold Card  or S/JIB Electrician / Approved Electrician Card

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