Setting a new industry standard in skills for electric vehicle charging installation

City & Guilds is the skills organisation of choice for much of the infrastructure and built environment sector. Our work with this sector is setting a new industry-wide standard for an electric vehicle charging installation and maintenance qualification. This new market-leading qualification and training programme will be available to practicing commercial and domestic electricians from Spring 2022 to keep pace with rapidly changing technological developments in this fast-growing sector.

Working with governments, regulators and industries across the globe our ability to set market-leading standards for skills means we are known for setting the benchmark. The electric vehicle charging installation market is no exception as we work hand-in-hand with industry to provide a much needed injection of up-to-date skills, knowledge and training to help bridge skills gaps more effectively.

The qualification provides practicing electricians a choice of pathways to gain knowledge and understanding in one of the following specialist areas:

  • Electric vehicle charging equipment domestic installation and maintenance
  • Electric vehicle charging equipment commercial installation and maintenance
  • Design access to installations and manage forecourts

The blended learning training programme will be available from Intertrain and Gen2 from Spring 2022 at sites across the UK.

We have been working with employers, the electrical contractors association and other key industry stakeholders, as well as colleges and training providers across the UK. The Level 3 competency qualification we are developing will be recognised by the industry. The work we have been doing is already enhancing the development of the new domestic electrician standard in England.