Installation of Domestic Electric Vehicle Charging Points (Part-Time) January Start

Course Overview

This qualification is aimed at practicing electricians interested in understanding how to design and install the range of electric vehicle charging equipment and systems available. It aims to provide expert guidance to learners wishing to gain further knowledge and understanding of electric vehicle charging equipment design and installation.

This course covers all the key skills to install, fault find and inspect and test electric vehicle charging points. This really is an exciting new sector from which existing electricians can branch out into and generate extra income or become an out an out specialist installer. With petrol prices sky high more people are turning to electric vehicles.

  • Entry Requirements

    This course is intended for practicing electricians as part of the assessment for this qualification, learners must hold one of the following:
    • 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)
    • 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Maintenance)
    • 5357 Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification
    • 2356 Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services Experienced Worker
    • 2346 Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification
    • ECS Gold Card, JIB Electrician or Approved Electrician Card

    • Be competent to work on domestic and commercial electrical installations (With a minimum Level 3 Qualification such as C&G; 2365 or NVQ)
    • Be able to correctly install and terminate pvc/pvc cable (twin and earth) and Steel Wire armoured cable (swa)
    • Be able to carry out an initial verification (inspection and testing) on an electrical installation and complete the necessary paperwork.
    • Be up to date with the latest Building Regulations requirements
    • Be up to date with the latest 18th Edition wiring regulations

  • Summary of Outcomes

    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.

  • Course Modules

    City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Design and Installation of Domestic and Small Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Installations (2921-31): The qualification covers additional methods of protecting against open PEN conductor faults and how to assess if an installation has an issue with diverted neutral current. It also covers smart functions in EVSE and relevant items within the installation as a whole. Integration into prosumer’s electrical installations including the option of electric vehicles reverse feeding into the installation and/or supply grid.

  • Method of Assessment

    • Online Multiple Choice Exam
    • Practical Assessment

  • Additional Costs

    There is a £150 Materials fee.

Location

Locations across wales or in-house at your business

Course length

2D

Fee

£0 – funding available, subject to eligibility