• Qualification Level 1
  • Reference 603/1465/5
  • Total Qualification Time
  • Guided Learning Hours 0
  • Subject Area EV
  • Type VRQ, NVQ, VCQ

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for training providers and employers to deliver to learners in the 16-18 and 19+ age groups. These learners will have an interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely within the automotive retail industry as it continues to see an increase in Electric/Hybrid vehicles entering the workplace.

It is therefore designed to provide learners with an introduction to the knowledge of safe working practices, the dangers surrounding and the precautions required to avoid potential injury when near Electric/Hybrid vehicles.

This Award sized qualification offers an introduction to this specialised industry sector which in addition to complimenting their current industry qualifications and experience, will enable them to continue to work safely within their role. These roles can include but are not exclusive to:
• non-technical roles such as
o managers
o valeters
o parts advisors
o sales and aftersales advisor
o event staff
• vehicle recovery personnel
• vehicle dismantlers
• vehicle damage assessors
• Electric/Hybrid professional vehicle drivers.

Who might be interested in taking this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and learners are not expected to have any prior knowledge or experience, however an interest in the subject area is advisable.

What will the learner study as part of this qualification?

The content of this qualification has been designed to give the learners the knowledge required to work safely around Electric/Hybrid vehicles. It contains one mandatory unit covering:

• The types of Electric/Hybrid vehicles available
• Hazards associated with motor vehicle high energy electrical systems
• Working safely around Electric/Hybrid vehicles including charging

As a result, learners successfully completing this qualification will acquire significant core knowledge of working safely around, but not maintain Electric/Hybrid vehicles.

Which subjects will complement this course?

This qualification will help support progression onto qualifications that further develop their knowledge of either working safely in emergency or recovery situations or within a technical role carrying out routine servicing and maintenance activities on Electric/Hybrid vehicles.
• Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Hazard Management for Emergency and Recovery Personnel
• Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities


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