Electric Vehicle Charging Installations (2921)

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2022

As the UK strives towards becoming a net-zero economy by 2050, its’ Transport strategy is a key pillar in enabling a successful transition. The transport sector is one of the UK’s largest emitters of CO2 and a major source of air pollution in cities. Decarbonizing transport is therefore a key priority for the UK Government.

This priority is reflected across all levels of Government strategies to stimulate the electrification of UK vehicles from large fleets of public buses to delivery vans, HGVs and private cars. As of July 2022, there were over 520,000 battery-electric cars in the UK and in 2021-22 there was a 92% increase in electrical vehicle registrations on 2020. This figure is predicted to grow steadily. 

As the number of battery-electric cars increases so does the need to rapidly expand the electrical vehicle charging (EV charging) infrastructure from circa 35,500 charge points across the UK network to 500,000 charge points by 2030. 

The growth in electrical vehicle charging (EV charging) infrastructure presents a significant opportunity and the industry must ensure the workforce is skilled to install and maintain this infrastructure safely and efficiently.

We worked with employers and professional associations to design a new EV Charging industry standard, and a set of qualifications aimed at skilled electricians, installers and engineers wishing to upskill, to safely install and maintain Electric Vehicle charging points. 

There are three qualifications available:

2921-31 Design and installation of domestic and small commercial electric vehicle charging installations.

2921-32 Design and Quality Assurance of Largescale electric vehicle charging installations.

2921-33 Installation and maintenance of Largescale electric vehicle charging installations.

These have been approved by ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) allowing existing gold card members to add this new suite of qualifications onto their card to showcase their recognised ability to carry out EVC installation services across public and commercial sites. 

We are issuing a digital credential to learners who have completed these qualifications.  

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Interested in delivering our Largescale electric vehicle charging installations qualifications? Please fill out an expression of interest form.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

During your study you will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including inspection & testing and handing over of electrical vehicle charging equipment.  

Candidates studying towards the 2921-31 will be assessed by on-line multiple-choice test and a practical assignment. 

Candidates studying towards the 2921-32 will be assessed by short-answer, scenario-based test and a Project assignment.

Candidates studying towards the 2921-33 will be assessed by short-answer, scenario-based test

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead directly into employment in the EV Charging sub-sector, offering learners the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to a high standard recognised by the industry.  

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors and suitable facilities.  The requirements for these can be found in the qualification handbook. 

Level 3

Level 3 Award in the design and installation of domestic and small commercial electric vehicle charging installations (2921-31)
Last Registration Date: 01 May 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Award in the design and installation of domestic and small commercial electric vehicle charging installations

  • Accreditation No: 610/0899/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 65 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Award in the Design and Quality Assurance of Largescale Electric Vehicle Charging Installations (2921-32)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Award in the Design and Quality Assurance of Largescale Electric Vehicle Charging Installations

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Largescale Electric Vehicle Charging Installations (2921-33)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Largescale Electric Vehicle Charging Installations

  • Accreditation No: 610/1420/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 85 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Largescale Electric Vehicle Charging Installations

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form