17 February 2022 Blogs
Stuart Gilby, Operational Training Manager for Estates and Facilities Management at Develop Training, discusses the growing importance of Electric Vehicle Charging Installation for the UK workforce.
The route to becoming a professional EV Charging installer and the benefits of training for employers and employees alike.
Electric Vehicle Charging Installation Training: what you need to know
Electric Vehicle Charging Installation concerns the installing of charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles. Although the actual installation of EV charging points relies on techniques already familiar to practicing electricians, it is required that employees undertake an EV Installation training course to become a qualified installer.
Develop Training’s brand-new Level 3 Award in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation enables electricians to qualify as an EV charging equipment installer. The two-day Level 3 Award is a City & Guilds accredited course and has been designed to help practicing electricians gain an understanding of the IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment.
Electric Vehicle Installation Training: the benefits
Given the current interest in greener technologies, investment in electric vehicles is rapidly growing, making the sector one of the most exciting, fast-paced markets within the industry. The number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the road – and by extension the number of home and office charging points – has already experienced an influx and is only expected to increase. With a UK ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 under government plans, it becomes more important than ever for electricians to equip themselves to deal with increased consumer demand.
The benefits of undertaking EV Installation training for the workforce and employers are many. For delegates, there is the chance to gain vital skills and knowledge which will enable them to safely install EV charging points in line with current guidance for both domestic and commercial environments. In learning how to install, inspect and test EV charging points, delegates will also be able to future-proof their toolbox of skills, meaning that they will be well-equipped to deal with developing consumer trends.
For employers, there is also the opportunity to gain a share of a rapidly growing market and to future-proof theirs and their employees’ earning potential. The chance, too, to gain a refreshed employee with current and specific knowledge of the legislation, regulation and best practice of electrical installation will also have enormous benefits for workforce competency and confidence.
Who can take the course?
See the route to qualification in the below flowchart, which you can download as a PDF here.