Webinar for Electrotechnical Qualification

   04 March 2022         News

Electrotechnical qualification webinar

Find out more about the Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification.

You’re invited to join our team of electrical experts as they talk you through the Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification (aka Mature Electrician NVQ) on Friday 29th April at 10:30am.

Discover your potential & enhance your career

Join our webinar and hear how simple it can be to gain the Experienced Worker Qualification simply by doing your day job.

Learn why gaining full, formal recognition of your skills can help you get more work and be a great launchpad for a range of electrical careers.

You’ll also get the opportunity to ask our team of experts questions.

EV Charging: Watch our on-demand webinar

   04 March 2022         News

Electric vehicle charging webinar

Following the overwhelming success of our latest webinar, EV Charging: The Myth vs The Reality, we have released the recording on YouTube as an on-demand webinar that you can you access at any time.

Join our panel of EV experts as they discuss the electric vehicle industry and dispel the myths from the reality of this high growth industry. You’ll get the chance to hear about what’s happening in the EV market, the common myths and the reality behind them, EV vs Hydrogen cars and more.

Interested in becoming an EV Charge Point Installer?

Call us on 0800 876 6708 or email

Alternatively, find out more about our popular Level 3 Award in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation (City & Guilds 2919-01) course.

New sales and account manager hires

   24 February 2022         News

Develop Training, leading provider of Compliance, Technical and Safety training, has welcomed four new team members as business continues to grow.

With four new centre openings in the pipeline this year joining the six current training centres in Derby, Manchester, York, Brentwood, Linlithgow and Swindon, the Develop team has grown to ensure it maintains a high quality customer journey and will provide more team resource.

The new recruits include two regional account managers and two sales team members; David Parkes and Andrew King join as Regional Account Managers covering the North and Midlands regions, with recruitment continuing for their Southern counterpart.

Aslain Khan and Hayley Palmer join the team in Sales Advisors roles and will be responsible for developing new business with the aim to enrol new learners onto the company’s courses, which cover a number of topics from across the Utilities, Construction, Defence, Healthcare, Facilities and Telecommunications fields.

New members for sales team
L-R: Aslain Khan, Hayley Palmer, Andrew King & David Parkes

An exciting time for Develop

Nichola Kitching, Senior Account Manager at Develop Training, said: “It has been an exciting time for us here at Develop and there is a real buzz in the air with the four new recruits all joining together. The additions to our team demonstrate our continuous positive investment into the business and mean our customers will start to hear a lot more from us – and we are really looking forward to hearing more from them!”

New training centre at Brentwood

   08 February 2022         News

Brentwood training centre opening

Develop’s latest training centre in Brentwood, Essex, officially opened its doors last week to its first cohort of gas engineers.

Brentwood is the first in a series of new training locations for Develop throughout 2022. With centres due to open in Birmingham, Ashford and Norfolk this year is certainly a big one for Develop Training.

The Brentwood centre based at Codham Hall ran its first course at the beginning of February and was hailed as a resounding success from both delegates and Develop staff alike.

Brentwood centre will deliver courses for the utilities industry

Matthew Gray, Head of Operations & Training, said: “Develop is the UK’s leading provider of compliance, technical and safety training. Despite all that the COVID19 pandemic has brought over recent years, we are continuing to grow and are set to rapidly expand our nationwide training provision throughout 2022.”

He continued: “Our new centre in Brentwood is in the perfect location for those based in and around the London and Kent areas. The Gas Distribution for Managers course is the first in a wide variety of training Develop will be delivering from this centre covering a diverse course offering from mains gas, electric and water to streetworks (NRSWA) and confined spaces.

This is an exciting time for Develop and we are committed to ensuring we’re able to offer training of the highest quality in locations that are convenient for our clients.”

Plug into the high growth EV charging industry

   03 February 2022         News

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as consumers look for new ways to become ‘greener’ as well as reduce rising fuel bills, because of this, the demand for electric vehicle charging points is also increasing.

The UK’s current infrastructure is insufficient to cope with growing demand and this has opened up a lucrative opportunity for electrical contractors.

Despite electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EV’s) only accounting for a small share of the new car market, more and more people are buying into and investing in green alternatives in their day-to-day lives, particularly the vehicles that they drive.

Figures have steadily grown during recent years and this looks set to continue in the coming years.

Lack of available EV charging infrastructure in the UK

Although the EV market is growing, one of the main concerns amongst the public is the lack of available charging infrastructure.

This presents a lucrative opportunity for skilled electricians who are qualified in installing electric charging points to accommodate homes and businesses that may require the much needed infrastructure.

Who can install an electric vehicle charge point?

The simple answer is that any qualified, experienced electrician can. Having this skill within your arsenal can be a lucrative opportunity for such individuals.

As more and more people turn to electric vehicles, more charge points will need installing, thus creating increased work for qualified electricians!

Download our handy flowchart that shows how you can plug into this growing industry and become a qualified EV charge point installer.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Point Installer training

Develop Training offer a Level 3 Award in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation (City & Guilds 2919-01).

This is a 2 day training course for practicing electricians to gain an understanding of the IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (4th edition), covering legislation, design, selection and commissioning of the final installation.

The course covers all the key skills to install, fault find and inspect and test electric vehicle charging points.

Help us support schools in Kenya

   02 February 2022         News

Support schools in Kenya

Working in partnership with Derby County Community Trust, Northern Gas Networks and African Adventures Develop Training are sending three colleagues to Kenya to support a life-changing project.

The charity project will see the volunteers working at one of five schools in the slum area of Nakuru in Kenya. The children who attend these schools are amongst some of the poorest in the world.

Without donations these schools would not be able to provide education, otherwise denied to their students, as their families are unable to afford the costs for their children to attend the state schools.

We’re calling on all our colleagues, customers and family and friends to help support this worthy cause by donating items from the list below – these will all help improve the lives of the children and their families.

Our volunteers will be taking all the donated items with them on the trip so you can guarantee that your donations will make it to their intended destination.

Help us support schools in Kenya

Simply pop into one of our training centres and drop off your items with our Centre Administrator. Alternatively, you can pass your items onto a member of staff and they will drop the them off at one of the centres on your behalf.

Items to donate

  • Packs of chalk
  • Cheap exercise books
  • Atlas’
  • Cut-out shapes and alphabet letters
  • Board games and jigsaws
  • Balls (with a pump)
  • Cones
  • Sports kits
  • Whistles
  • Good quality clothes & shoes
  • Sanitary products (no tampons)
  • Soap
  • Bras & underwear (new only)
  • Pencils and sharpeners
  • Old textbooks
  • Number charts
  • Large story books
  • Parachute (for games)
  • Bats & balls
  • Skipping ropes
  • School bags
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste


New Electric Vehicle Charging course

   24 January 2022         News

Up-skill and enhance your career in 2022 and become a qualified EV Charging Equipment installer with our City & Guilds accredited Level 3 Award in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation.

City & Guilds accredited course for practicing electricians to gain an understanding of the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment (4th edition), covering legislation, design, selection and commissioning of the final installation.

This course covers all the key skills to install, fault find and inspect and test electric vehicle charging points.

Enhance your electrical career

There are no formal requirements for this course however it is intended for practicing electricians so delegates should have a thorough understanding of:

  • Electrical installation techniques.
  • Inspection and testing of electrical installations.
  • 18th Edition Wiring regulations BS7671.

Successful completion of the course allows the delegate to apply for registration as an EVHS (Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme) authorised installer.

Prepare for the future

There is no doubt electric vehicles are the future. The infrastruture that supports the EV network is continuallly growing and EV Charging Installers are in high demand.

You can ensure that you are prepared to gain a share of this rapidly growing market by attending our course.

Electrotechnical qualification payment plans

   20 January 2022         News

Invest in your potential - Become an NVQ Qualified Technician

Payment plans now available for our City & Guilds qualification for electricians who have been working in the industry for at least 5 years but have not formally completed an industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ qualification.

Electrotechnical Experienced Worker NVQ Qualification Level 3 (2346)

Achieving this qualification shows that you meet the Occupational Standards within the Electrotechnical industry. This can be a great launchpad for a range of careers, from inspection to installation.

Learners are also able to apply for a JIB Grading and ECS Installation Electrician Gold Card upon successful completion.

Qualification payment plans

Due to popular demand we are now offering payment plans for this qualification. Contact us on 0800 876 6708 or email for further info.

New Year, New Skills

   05 January 2022         News

Invest in your potential - New Year, New Skills

Are you pursuing a new career or after a fresh challenge? Perhaps you’re aiming for a promotion? Or you want to learn just for fun!

Why not get the new year off to a great start and begin your upskilling journey right now with Develop Training.

Whether you’re looking for an electrical training course, some fresh Leadership and Management skills or even want to broaden your horizons by learning more about legionella and water systems – you’ve come to the right place! Develop can help with all of these.

Start by browsing our full range of courses or download our open course programme for the first half of 2022. If you can’t find what you’re looking for then give our friendly Customer Service team a call on 0800 876 6708 or email

Why choose Develop?

  • Recognised standards, including City & Guilds, CABWI, ILM, IOSH, WJA and more
  • Flexible training locations, including your place of work or one of our extensive UK training centres
  • Expertise – our training history dates back over 50 years and our trainers come from industry so have ‘real-life’ experience of what they’re teaching
  • Hands on approach – the majority of our training combines both theoretical and practical elements. This gives learners the best possible learning experience.

Colleagues join Rams in Kenya adventure

   14 December 2021         News

Develop Training is supporting Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) with their annual Rams in Kenya trip.

Our Senior Leadership Team opened up the floor to all our colleagues and offered them the opportunity to attend – all they had to do was nominate themselves and tell us why they should be chosen…and it’s safe to say we were inundated with applications!

After much deliberation we are delighted to announce the winners of our competition to win a trip of a lifetime to support a project that will change the lives of children and their communities in remote and impoverished areas of Kenya are:

  • Michele Clark
  • Daryll Garavan
  • Danny Connor

All three bring a wide range of technical skills and transferable skills such as painting, cooking, first aid and most importantly the willingness to get stuck in and help transform lives.

Congratulations to all three – we can’t wait to hear more about this adventure of a lifetime.

Working in partnership with Derby County Community Trust

Working with Derby County Community Trust, Northern Gas Networks and African Adventures the winner has the opportunity to experience this life-changing project and be part of sometime truly amazing and unique the prize is an all-expenses paid one week trip to take part.

Professional accreditations

NICEIC approped assessment centre
CABWI Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Energy & Utility Skills
ILM Approved Centre
Lloyds ISO 9001:2015
Achilles UVDB
Water Jetting Association