A partnership fit for the future of EV chargepoint installers & contractors
7 January 2022, 16:57:58
Rolec, Universal Skills Group and NAPIT now offer a complete training solution to upskill future EV chargepoint installers.
It goes without saying that the future is looking electrifying for the EV industry and alike, particularly for electricians who are seeking to diversify their offering to their customers. Although the overall vehicle industry experienced a significant downfall in registrations in September 2021, for electric vehicles, the month was its best yet. With just under 33,000 electric vehicles registered, equating to 15.2% of the overall vehicle market share, it’s without a doubt fair to say that the UK is experiencing a significant surge of interest in the adoption of electric vehicles. Doubts were expressed during the infancy of the ‘EV revolution,’ but now, we have never been so sure that electric vehicles are indeed the future.
Leading the charge with unparalleled training
The ever-growing electric vehicle charging landscape has provided thousands of electrical installers and contractors a wealth of opportunities, from domestic installations, to commercial installations. As more and more drivers make the transition to driving an electric vehicle and businesses begin to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructures across their premises, now is the perfect time to introduce electric vehicle chargepoint installations to your portfolio. Universal Skills Group, one of the leading training providers, complete with a state-of-the-art training facility, continues to lead the charge by offering future electric vehicle chargepoint installers with a complete training journey. Training electricians using Rolec’s vast range of charging products, future chargepoint installers can benefit from first-hand experience on how to install domestic and commercial charging points, whilst also learning about smart back office management systems, OCPP compliant solutions and much more.
There are a number of financial incentives in place for electric vehicle drivers, one of them being the Office for Zero Emissions (OZEV) grant funding programmes; allowing EV drivers and businesses to benefit from cost savings towards the purchase and installation of their chosen electric vehicle charging points. When enrolling on a course with Universal Skills Group, electrical installers will learn about the different types of OZEV grant funding available (Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme and Workplace Charging Scheme), whilst also getting to know what OZEV grant funded solutions Rolec has to offer. Once completing Universal Skills Group’s electric vehicle charging course, installers can join the OZEV register of approved installers, enabling them to claim the grants for future electric vehicle chargepoint installations.
Electrical installers who complete the course will also be welcomed to join Rolec’s dedicated product training webinar, providing them with a thorough understanding of Rolec’s range of AC fast and DC rapid charging solutions, including their smart back office management solutions. From one of the UK’s best-selling domestic charging points (WallPod:EV HomeSmart) to the Delta UFC 200 rapid charging station, all will be covered in the comprehensive product training webinar.
Organisations wishing to claim the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Grant (EVHS) or Workplace Charging Grant (WCS) must be authorised by OZEV before any chargepoints are installed. In order to become OZEV registered installers must provide proof of registration to a Competent Person Scheme (CPS). CPS membership with NAPIT will allow you to self-certificate EV Charge points and other notifiable domestic electrical work under Part P of the Building Regulations for England and Wales and includes a host of other additional benefits such as a free technical helpline, discounted insurance and certification software, NAPIT FastTest amongst much more.
To book your electric vehicle chargepoint training course with Universal Skills Group, please visit: