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Course overview

The EV Installer course offered by Skills Training Group in Glasgow provides a comprehensive blend of theoretical and practical training focused on electric vehicle (EV) charging points. This course is designed to cover key areas including:

  1. Installation: Participants receive hands-on experience in the installation of EV charging points, ensuring they understand the procedures and techniques involved in setting up these systems effectively.
  2. Fault Finding: The course teaches methods for identifying and resolving issues with EV charging points, a critical skill for maintaining functionality and safety.
  3. Inspection and Testing: Training includes thorough instruction on how to inspect and test EV charging points to ensure they meet required standards and operate efficiently.

This course is ideal for professionals looking to expand their skills in the rapidly growing field of electric vehicle infrastructure. With the increasing adoption of EVs, proficiency in installing and maintaining EV charging stations is becoming an essential skill set in the automotive and energy sectors.

Why EV?

The EV sector is an incredibly exciting new industry that is suitable for experienced electricians who are looking to expand on their current range of services and generate additional revenue or specialise in EV charging installations. With Government targets to reduce emissions and tax benefits for driving electric vehicles, more people are becoming encouraged to purchase electric vehicles.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have experience installing electrical installations in domestic and/or non-domestic premises, as well as the following qualifications:

Modules breakdown

To proficiently install electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, one must adhere to specific requirements and possess a range of competencies. Here’s a breakdown of these requirements:

  1. Understanding of EV Charging Equipment: Knowledge of various types of EV charging equipment is crucial. This includes understanding the differences between the four main charging modes and Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) types. Each mode and type has its unique characteristics and applications.
  2. Preparation for Design and Installation: Before installing EV charging equipment, thorough preparation is necessary. This involves understanding the design aspects and the specific requirements of the installation site, whether it’s a domestic, commercial, or industrial location.
  3. Installation Skills: Installers must be skilled in setting up EV charging equipment in various settings. This includes addressing the unique challenges and requirements of domestic, commercial, and industrial installations.
  4. Initial Verification and Handover: After installation, it’s important to perform an initial verification to ensure the equipment is installed correctly and meets all safety and operational standards. The process also involves a handover to the client, where the installer demonstrates the functionality and provides essential information about the equipment.
  5. Inspection and Testing Competence: Being able to conduct thorough inspection and testing of the EV charging equipment is essential. This ensures the equipment is safe, functional, and compliant with relevant standards.
  6. Completion and Client Handover: Finally, the installer must be capable of efficiently completing the project and handing over the fully functional installation to the client, along with all necessary documentation and guidance for use.

Meeting these requirements is essential for ensuring the safe, efficient, and reliable installation of EV charging equipment, catering to the growing demand for EV infrastructure.

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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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