Electrical

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 customerservice@developtraining.co.uk

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.

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.

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 jtl.enquiries@developtraining.co.uk for further info.

Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification

   03 November 2021         News

The Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification Level 3 (City & Guilds 2346) is 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.

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.

What does the Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification consist of?

The Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification Level 3 (City & Guilds 2346) replaces the previous NVQ 2356-99 as the Experienced Worker Route to the Level 3 qualification.

There is no set duration for the 2346 qualification; it is down to the learner and long it will take for he/she to complete a portfolio of evidence and obtain the electrical work needed to complete the targets set by City and Guilds. However, it is expected to take anywhere from 6 months to a maximum of 24 months to complete.

To apply for the qualification, applicants must have at least 5 years experience in the electrotechnical industry and have an up to date Wiring Regulations qualification and an Initial Verification, Inspection and Testing qualification (Develop Training can assist with this).

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification is not one where learners spend most of their time in a classroom or workshop, but is rather completed in a place of work. To be able to complete the qualification learners must be able to evidence electrotechnical competency by completing various electrical installations on site and then have their work assessed by one of Develop’s Assessors.

Once a learner has gained the qualification they will then be able to take the AM2E Practical Assessment at any AM2 centre.

Why do electricians need this qualification?

Electricians who have been working in the electrotechnical industry for over 5 years and have not completed an industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ, may wish to complete this qualification in order to progress their career.

It is suitable for both employed and self-employed persons within the industry.

The key benefit of this route is that existing qualifications, skills and experience can count towards the qualification and therefore means learners only need to fill in the gaps.

Learners are able to apply for a JIB Grading and ECS Installation Electrician Gold Card upon successful completion of the qualification and AM2E.

Blended training for HV electrical systems

   27 May 2021         News

Bright sparks at Develop Training have created an industry “first” with the launch of a blended training course for workers who handle high voltage electrical systems.

The course, titled Authorised Person: High Voltage (AP15b), was the result of careful research with clients following unforeseen changes to course delivery due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Develop Training, the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical and safety training, had transferred a number of its courses to virtual, online delivery since the beginning of the pandemic.

Positive feedback from employers and employees

As a result of the positive feedback from clients, Develop recognised that, while a high level of practical, on-site training was absolutely essential for many courses, some online provision was also useful.

Now, a range of “blended” programmes, comprising a combination of online and in-person learning, have been designed as alternatives to Develop’s traditional versions of the courses.

Authorised Person: High Voltage training

The first of these courses to be launched, the Authorised Person: High Voltage (AP15b) blended learning training course, has recently been piloted at Develop’s Swindon training centre.

Viktors Nikolajevs, Estates & FM Training Manager for Develop Training, said: “It’s been a huge success. The pandemic was no doubt the catalyst for these blended programmes, but the model has certainly won praise from both our clients, and learners themselves.”

An industry first

“The AP15b course is an industry first – no one has offered a similar blended learning programme for a high voltage course before. So we’re proud to say we’re first on the grid!”

The popularity of the blended training programmes is partly down to the added flexibility it offers to learners and their employers during the challenging times created by COVID19.

A number of benefits over the traditional approach

Instead of running the course over five consecutive days at a Develop training centre, learners now have up to two months to complete a number of online modules – in their own time – before having to attend the training centre for just three days.

Individual modules within each session are also reduced to a maximum of 30-minutes of online attendance rather than up to three hours at a training centre on the standard course model.

Viktors continued: “From an employer’s perspective, employees will spend less time off-site, therefore reducing travelling costs and overtime. It’s a win-win.”

A great learning experience

Industry employees who have attended the pilot blended course agree:

Ian Yates, Electrical Safety Manager for Welsh Water, was part of the first cohort on the pilot course. He said “there was a lot of technical information to absorb on the online theory section, so having more time to complete it was hugely beneficial as long as participants took advantage of the availability of course tutors online.

“It comes down to being disciplined. It’s important that learners schedule the time into their work diaries, then use the opportunities available to contact tutors – and they also may be able to ask someone in their own organisation if they begin to struggle with any element of the course.

“The blended course was a great learning experience, and I particularly liked the online part. I’d definitely recommend it.”

PAT Testing Requirements 2021

   10 May 2021         News

Numerous changes to the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing (PAT Testing) were introduced in late 2020.

The latest edition is a significant revision with new guidance on the testing requirements and frequency of inspection and testing amongst other aspects.

It will affect all business owners and duty-holders who own or maintain electrical equipment in the workplace.

Watch the webinar on-demand

Presented by industry electrical expert Robbie Macdonald, Develop’s on-demand webinar gives an overview of:

  • In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (5th Ed.)
  • The changes to the IET Code of Practice
  • Why ‘Portable Appliance Testing’ is no more
  • What this means for business owners and duty-holders

Professional accreditations

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