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Course overview

In Edinburgh, the Skills Training Group offers an EV Installer course, providing an in-depth mix of theoretical and practical training focused on electric vehicle (EV) charging points. This course is tailored to encompass several key areas:

  • Installation: Participants gain practical experience in installing EV charging points, learning the necessary procedures and techniques to set up these systems efficiently.
  • Fault Finding: The course equips learners with the skills to identify and rectify issues in EV charging points, an essential aspect for ensuring functionality and safety.
  • Inspection and Testing: The training includes comprehensive guidance on inspecting and testing EV charging points, ensuring they meet the required standards and function effectively.

This course is particularly beneficial for professionals aiming to broaden their expertise in the fast-evolving electric vehicle infrastructure sector. As EV adoption increases, the ability to install and maintain EV charging stations is becoming a vital skill in the automotive and energy industries.

Importance of EV Training

  • Growing Industry: The EV sector represents a burgeoning industry, offering new opportunities for experienced electricians to expand their services and potentially increase revenue, or specialize in EV charging installations.
  • Environmental and Economic Incentives: Government initiatives to reduce emissions and the tax benefits associated with electric vehicles are driving more people to consider EVs, boosting the demand for charging installations.

Entry Requirements

To enroll in this course, applicants are expected to have prior experience in installing electrical installations in domestic and/or non-domestic settings. Additionally, they should possess the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certification in Electrical Installation Initial Verification and Certification.
  • Level 3 Award in BS7671 Electrical Installation Requirements (current edition).

This course in Edinburgh is designed to cater to the growing need for skilled EV charging point installers, providing a pathway for electricians to enhance their skill set in this forward-looking field.

Modules breakdown

For proficient installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, specific requirements and competencies are essential. Here’s a detailed overview:

  1. Understanding of EV Charging Equipment:
    • Knowledge of Types: Familiarity with different types of EV charging equipment is crucial. This includes understanding the four main charging modes and Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) types, each with its distinct characteristics and applications.
  2. Preparation for Design and Installation:
    • Site-specific Design Aspects: Installers need to thoroughly prepare, understanding the design elements and specific requirements of the installation site, whether it’s in a domestic, commercial, or industrial setting.
  3. Installation Skills:
    • Adaptability in Various Settings: Proficiency in installing EV charging equipment across diverse environments is vital. This includes tackling the unique challenges and specifications of domestic, commercial, and industrial installations.
  4. Initial Verification and Handover:
    • Ensuring Standards and Safety: Post-installation, it’s crucial to perform an initial verification to confirm the correct installation and adherence to safety and operational standards.
    • Client Handover Process: This step involves demonstrating the equipment’s functionality to the client and providing them with essential operational information.
  5. Inspection and Testing Competence:
    • Safety and Functionality Checks: The ability to conduct comprehensive inspections and tests on the EV charging equipment is mandatory to ensure safety, functionality, and compliance with relevant standards.
  6. Completion and Client Handover:
    • Finalizing Installation: The installer must be able to efficiently complete the installation and hand it over to the client, including all necessary documentation and usage guidance.

Adhering to these requirements is crucial for the safe, efficient, and reliable installation of EV charging equipment. As the demand for EV infrastructure grows, these competencies ensure that installers are well-equipped to meet the needs of this expanding sector.

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Do I need this course?

The growing demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging points is outpacing the availability of qualified installers, presenting a significant opportunity for those looking to enter this emerging field. By becoming qualified in installing EV charging units, you position yourself at the forefront of a sector that is expected to be highly lucrative in the coming years.

Training Manuals and Resources:

  • The Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation (IET Standards): This book is a key resource for anyone undertaking training in EV charging installation. It provides comprehensive guidelines and best practises in the field. The ISBN for this book is 978-1839531804.Please note that while this manual is available for use during the course, its purchase is not included in the course fee. It’s recommended that participants consider acquiring their own copy for reference and ongoing use, as it’s an invaluable resource for both training and professional practise.

By engaging in specialised training and familiarising yourself with essential resources like this manual, you can develop the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the EV charging installation sector. This not only enhances your professional skill set but also contributes to the wider adoption and accessibility of electric vehicles, aligning with global sustainability goals.

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Electric vehicle charging course exams & assessment

You’ll undertake two types of assessment during your course:

  • Online Multiple Choice Exam
  • Practical Assessment

Please note that you must provide a form of photographic ID such as a passport or a driving license at least 5 working days before the course start date. We need this to register you for your electronic assessment.

You can use your own tester for the practical assessment as long as it complies with GS38.

How do I book?

Call our Glasgow office on 0808 164 2780 and speak to one of our friendly customer service team. They will discuss dates and availability and can take payment by debit or credit card to confirm your place.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a big opportunity for authorised installers?

There aren't enough qualified electricians, never mind qualified charge point installers. With the Government grant schemes for charging point installations, this is a great business opportunity & booming market for competent electricians.

What's covered in an EV charging course?

An EV Charging Course provides knowledge and understanding of electric vehicle charging systems for candidates who are interested in becoming qualified EV charging technicians. The course covers a range of topics related to EV charging, including an introduction to EV charging, charging methods and technologies, and the installation process. The course also includes a section on electrical safety, covering topics such as conduit and protection, 4th edition wiring regulations, and compliance with BS 7671.

The EV Charging Course is typically offered by training centres and is available as part of an installation course or as a standalone certificate program. The course is often supported by a range of materials including books, webinars, and links to support resources. The course can also include practical components, such as hands-on experience with tools and systems, and is completed with a certificate or diploma, demonstrating the candidate's competence in EV charging.

EV training course entry requirements

The following requirements must be met in order to enroll in this EV charging training:

Age requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old.
Qualifications: Candidates must be practicing electricians with a formal Level 3 qualification.

Competencies: Candidates must be capable of carrying out the following duties:

With a minimum Level 3 qualification, such as C&G 2365 or NVQ, you can work on both domestic and commercial electrical installations.

Install and terminate PVC/PVC cable (twin and earth) and Steel Wire Armored (SWA) cable correctly.
Complete the necessary paperwork after performing an initial verification (inspection and testing) on an electrical installation.

Keep up with the most recent Building Regulations and 18th Edition wiring regulations.

If you do not meet the above requirements, you should consider enrolling in a Domestic Electric Car Charging Course, which is designed specifically for domestic installers.

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