Electric vehicle charging 2
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date & time
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Other non-advanced qual
Course Type
3 days / 6 evenings (one per week)



Glasgow Clyde College is proud to have been one of the first colleges in Scotland to offer the City and Guilds Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charging course. The new Electric Vehicle Charging qualification (2921) has launched and replaces the (2919). This part time commercial training course is for practicing / qualified electricians.

What will I learn?

NEXT COURSE STARTS TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2023 @ 9:00am (one day per week for 3 weeks)

Following the increase of government investment in the infrastructure of electric vehicle charging, this course offers electricians the opportunity to learn how to install domestic, commercial and on street electrical vehicle charging points in compliance with BS 7671 and the new IET Code of Practice.

This course provides an understanding how to install the range of equipment and systems available and includes exclusive guidance on electrical requirements. It will provide learners with the essential skills required to install electrical vehicle charging points in public, private and commercial locations including: 

  • Design and installation
  • Inspection and testing
  • Commissioning and handover 

This course is delivered in compliance with BS 7671 and the new IET Code of Practice. You will be assessed by an on-line multiple choice test and a practical assignment.

The course is classroom based.  IT skills are fundamental as the online assessment is undertaken on a PC or laptop (provided by College).

Cost includes training, exam fee and the IET Code Of Practice For Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation (4th Edition). 

Candidates require access to the following materials:

  • IET Wiring Regulations, BS7671 18th Edition Amendment 2 (BS7671:2018+A2:2022) 
  • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, BS7671 18th Edition Amendment 2 (BS7671:2018+A2:2022) 

If required these resources can be included for an additonal fee, or details of suitable retailers can be provided to enable you to purchase these materials independently. 

Course Cost £395

There are various funding options you or your company may be eligible for (specific criteria applies): 

This part time commercial training course does not meet the criteria for SAAS funding or Fee Waivers

The College has a student funding department for further funding / financial advice and support while making enquires and for the duration of the training course - 

Entry requirements (minimum)

This course is for practicing electricians and learners must hold:

  • Current 18th Edition Wiring Regulations certificate AND; 
  • SVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7 or English equivalent (list available on City & Guilds website) AND; 
  • ECS Gold Card  or S/JIB Electrician / Approved Electrician Card

The 18th Edition certificate demonstrates candidates have remained current where industry qualifications were achieved more than 5 years prior.

These entry requirements are stipulated by the College as per recommendations from City & Guilds to ensure candidates have the potential and opportunity to successfully complete the course. Entry requirements verification is required to enrol.

Jobs and further study

On completion you will be able to gain accrediation with the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and apply for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Grant (EVHS) or Workplace Charging Grant (WCS) to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles. EVHS or WCS claims must be authorised by OZEV before any chargepoints are installed. 

For those already authorised under the EVHS who wish to be authorised under the WCS, there is no need to resubmit evidence documents.

OZEV, or its representatives, will process applications and confirm authorisation in writing with a unique authorisation number. Please read the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme guidance for installers and the Workplace Charging Scheme guidance before applying.

As an employer this course has been invaluable - as EV charging is such a new area we have struggled in the past to gain experienced labour

Scott Deacon | Bumblebee EV

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