Recharge your EV knowledge

To help keep Members up to speed with the latest electric vehicle charge point technology, we’ve formed a new partnership to deliver installation courses in south-west Scotland


Learners will get expert guidance on the specifics of electric vehicle charging

SELECT is now working in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway College to offer the City & Guilds training course on Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Equipment Installation.


The course, which will begin in Dumfries in September, aims to provide expert guidance to learners wishing to gain a better knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the installation of EV charging equipment.


Dumfries and Galloway College will play host to the training course


This City & Guilds 2921-31 qualification replaces the City & Guilds 2919-01 and covers design and installation of domestic and small commercial EV charging installations.

“Candidates will be assessed by a multiple-choice test and a short answer and scenario-based assignment”

The qualification includes additional methods of protecting against open protective earth and neutral (PEN) conductor faults and how to assess if an installation has an issue with diverted neutral current.


It also includes smart functions in electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and relevant items within the installation


as a whole. The training course also covers integration into prosumer electrical installations, including the option of EVs reverse-feeding into the installation and/or supply grid.


EV charging points are becoming a more frequent sight as the move towards net zero continues

Content:

  • Know the key requirements relating to EV charging equipment

  • Know different types and features of EV charging equipment

  • Understand the requirements for inspection, testing, commissioning and handover of EV charging equipment and circuits

  • Understand the use of vehicles as electrical energy storage systems as part of installations.

Candidates will be assessed by a multiple-choice test and a short answer and scenario-based assignment.


This qualification is being delivered over four evenings (6-9pm) and a fifth evening for the online assessment (6-7pm). By the end of the course learners will understand and be able to design and install domestic and small


commercial EV charging installations.

“The course, which will begin in Dumfries in September, aims to provide expert guidance to learners wishing to gain a better knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the installation of EV charging equipment”

Pre-course requirements

The course is designed for qualified electricians who are 18 years and older and with a minimum of 18th Edition qualification and who must be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Be able to correctly install and terminate PVC/PVC cable (twin and earth)

  • Be able to install steel wire armoured (SWA) cable

  • Be able to carry out an initial verification (inspection and testing) on an electrical installation and complete the necessary paperwork

  • Meet the SELECT learner entry requirements, i.e. hold an ECS Gold Card, SJIB Electrician or Approved Electrician Card.

The cost of this course for SELECT Members is £345 + VAT (£414) per person.


For further information and available dates, please visit the Training section on the SELECT website and choose the ‘Technical training’ option. Alternatively, call SELECT Training on 0131 445 5577 or e-mail training@select.org.uk



 


Sites around country to help you learn


In addition to the course at Dumfries & Galloway College, the Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Equipment Installation course is also available at West College Scotland, Paisley, and at Fife College, Glenrothes, where the sessions are held over two days.

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