Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Course

L3 Design and Installation of Domestic and Small Commercial EV Charging Installations.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Course

Course Overview

Do you already have experience in installing electric vehicle charging systems? Or are you thinking of offering this as a new service to your customers? Well, this theory based course is perfect for you to gain or prove your knowledge as a qualified EV installer. Over two days, you’ll gain full understanding of the IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (5th edition), covering legislation, design, selection and commissioning of the final installation. This allows you to safely and efficiently install EV charging points in line with current guidance in both domestic and small commercial environments. Plus, successful completion of the course allows you to apply for registration as an EVHS (Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme) authorised installer! Find out more about this course below or book now.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Course

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Course Locations


Universal Skills Centre
41-42 Monckton Road Ind Est.
Denby Dale Road


Unit 22 Horndon Industrial Est, Station Road
West Horndon
CM13 3XD


Course Content

Course Content

During the course you will cover the following:

  • Electrical installation methods for different types of EV chargers
  • Conducting pre-site surveys and suitable installation risk assessment as required by the Code of Practice
  • Overview of safety equipment and devices used
  • Earthing arrangements and pen fault detection
  • Calculating system design and installation requirements
  • The testing and commissioning of the installation
  • Hand over process for completion of electrical installation work
  • Preparation for assessment day

To support your learning, it's handy to bring:

  • A copy of the IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation - ISBN 978-1839531804.
  • BS 7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations : 18th edition, including the latest amendment.
  • Copy of your current certificates that meet the entry requirements.
  • Your own tester if preferred - we have a varied range in our centre.

Course Structure

This course runs over two days with the following agenda:

Day One

  • Arrival and introduction
  • Theory
  • Preparation for assessments

Day Two

  • Online multiple choice exam
  • Individual assessments
  • Scenario based assessments

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for qualified electricians or electrical installers with a formal Level 3 qualification. 

You must be at least 18 years old and hold at least one of the following qualifications or equivalents:

  • 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)
  • 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Maintenance)
  • 5357 Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification
  • 2356 Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services Experienced Worker
  • 2346 Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker qualification
  • Level 3 Certificate in Installing, Testing & Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings


  • ECS Gold Card
  • JIB Electrician or Approved Electrician Card. 
  • A qualified supervisor or an installer named on a competent person scheme 

Evidence of your previous qualifications will need to be supplied prior to the course.

Unsure if this is the right course for you? Chat to our friendly team today.

Why upskill to EV?


Accredited expert installers are a requirement for homeowners wishing to take advantage of the OZEV government grant for EV chargers. So, becoming qualified ensures your services are chosen over others who aren't accredited


According to government data from June 2023, there are around 2.3 million electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain. That number is rising, so it's safe to say the demand for installing EV charging points will rise with it.

Best Practice

Electric vehicle charging points have evolved over the past decade or so. Get to grips with the latest this technology has to offer, including smart features, and how regulations have changed to make them safer and more efficient than ever.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Course

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Why train with the Universal Skills Group?

The Universal Skills Group is one the UK's leading training providers for electricians and all things renewable energy.

Choosing to train with the Universal Skills Group means you have access to the best standard of course delivery and the incredible tutors in the UK - who are all time-served electrical installers themselves!

You'll also get to learn hands-on at our Ofsted Outstanding training centre in Wakefield, located conveniently close to the M1 for easy access from all parts of the UK.

Be in the know: the benefits of installing electric vehicle charging equipment

  1. Convenience

Compared to public chargers, you never have to queue or spend time driving to a charge point then waiting for your car to charge. And because you're charging your car at home, you get to choose when that happens - whether during the day or overnight.

Charge points are also the safest, fastest and most efficient way to charge an electric vehicle, optimised for battery life and charging times.

  1. Cost savings

Thanks to EV-friendly tariffs, charging your electric vehicle at home is often more cost-effective than using public charging stations.

  1. Smart charging features

Most modern EVs come with mobile apps that allow you to

  • monitor and control the charging process remotely.
  • schedule charging sessions
  • receive notifications straight to your phone
  1. Adds to your renewable ecosystem

If you really want to be running an electric car with the lowest carbon footprint, you need to be sure the electricity you charge from is also renewable. 

In the case of public charge points, there’s no way to be sure. With your home charger, however, you can create a whole ecosystem of renewable energy by using solar panels or wind power to use for your charger's electricity supply.

  1. It probably increases property value

A study in 2021 by Rivervale Leasing found that homes with an electric vehicle charge point sold for 30% more than the local average.

Thanks to the government’s push for electric cars and future bans on purchasing diesel and petrol cars, and the growing number of homeowners already looking for charging points with their next home, it’s likely EV chargers will add value to a property in coming years.

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