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EV Charging Course

Learn to specify and install electric vehicle charge points with the UK’s leading specialist renewables training provider. 

This training course is the ideal up-skill for experienced electrical engineers who wish to expand their services to take advantage of growth in the EV market. 

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Course cost

£445.00 exc. VAT

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Course duration

2 days

Accreditation

LCL Awards

Electric Vehicle Charging Course Information

The Level 3 EV Charging training course covers the installation of dedicated conductive charging equipment designed for a variety of electric vehicles, including pure electric and plug-in hybrids in domestic, commercial and industrial settings. 

During the course, you will receive practical training, including work on:

  • Purpose-built EV charging rigs; and 
  • Live equipment within a fully functioning plant room.

You will also cover theory relating to health & safety, industry regulations and best-practice.

Assessment consists of a practical observed task and an online/theory component.

On completion of this course, you will receive an LCL Awards Level 3 Certificate, which is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

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To enrol on this course, you should have experience installing electrical installations within domestic and/or non-domestic premises and hold as a minimum:

You will require an up-to-date copy of the IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installations (4th Edition), which can be provided at cost price (£75) at the time of booking. 

You will also need to bring a copy of the IET Wiring Regulations, Eighteenth Edition, BS 7671:2018. 

All other course materials will be provided. 

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The course consists of 2 days in-centre training. 

Successful candidates will receive their LCL Awards certificate approximately four to six weeks following completion of the course.

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This Electric Vehicle Charging course covers the installation of dedicated conductive charging equipment for the charging of pure electric and plug-in hybrid electric road vehicles (PHEV) and includes the extended range of electric vehicles (E-REV).

It covers the installation of both AC and DC charging equipment intended for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) complying with BS EN 61851 and “The Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installations”.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know the key requirements for electric vehicle charging equipment (EVCE) installations.
  • Know and identify the four charging modes and differences between them, plus Wireless Power Transfer types (WPT).
  • Understand the preparation for design and installation of EVCE.
  • Be able to prepare to design and install EVCE.
  • Be able to install EVCE in dwellings, commercial and industrial locations.
  • Understand requirements for initial verification and handover of an EVCE installation.
  • Be able to conduct inspection and testing, and complete handover to client.
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Electric Vehicles (EVs) have an important role to play in decarbonisation and the government is actively supporting the switch. EV charge points are a requirement of new domestic and commercial developments under the Building Regulations and the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from 2030. 

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