Staying up to date with changes and developments in your industry is an absolute must if you’re going to keep ahead of the competition and ensure that all those lucrative electrical work contracts are yours for the taking.
With this in mind, it could be worth looking into electric vehicle charging courses, as growing numbers of drivers are starting to make the switch to more eco-friendly cars, thanks to financial support like grants and other incentives.
Figures from SMMT show that plug-in vehicles are continuing to grow in popularity, making up about one in every six new cars registered last year – which represents an excellent business opportunity for electricians where charge point installation is concerned.
Knowing how to install charge points in domestic, public and private business locations will certainly prove invaluable in the future and a two-day course will give you the skills and experience you need in order to carry out installation on behalf of your customers.
The course itself will include an introduction to electric vehicles, modes of charging (types and restrictions), characteristics, charging requirements and safety considerations.
It will also cover electrical installation requirements, supply and earthing, planning permission, explosive atmospheres, risk assessments, fault finding, inspection and testing. A practical assessment will also be required, as well as an online exam.
In order to be eligible to take the course, you will need to have experience of electrical installation or basic electrical knowledge in a similar field. You must be over the age of 18 to book a place on the course in order to meet the City & Guild sage requirement for taking the online exam.