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Electrical Vehicle Centre

Launched in October 2020, the Electrical Vehicle Training Centre in Basingstoke is a £300k development that offers a wide range of specialist automotive courses, designed to meet the needs of employers in the Automotive and Electrical trades.

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Why choose the Electrical Vehicle Training Centre?

  • £300k investment in the new centre means you will learn in a brand new purpose built facility 
  • Learn using state-of-the-art Lucas-Nuelle safety enabled training equipment, which is only available at BCoT
  • A range of high quality short courses based on City & Guilds and IMI curriculum, delivered by industry experienced tutors at a well established college that works closely with employers and local businesses to understand their specific needs
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Trainees work directly on a real high-voltage system, which has been adapted with special safety features so that it can be used without any prior qualifications.  This training system provides a safe work environment and allows students and trainees to fully focus on the task at hand. All of our content is based on the worldwide existing curriculums from The City & Guilds and the IMI.

Trainees will become familiar with all the key theoretical background by means of an interactive e-learning course. Each of the theoretical sections is accompanied by practical exercises and tests of knowledge, which also help to advance vital diagnostic skills. These skills are further boosted by the built-in diagnostic system and the scrupulously selected fault scenarios. This is the only training system which gives students the opportunity to develop various diagnostic strategies involving measurements on an actual HV system with real HV voltages under the most stringent safety conditions.

Career Opportunities

In 2019 the UK committed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2050 to mitigate the effects of climate change. (Transport Energy Network Report, 2020). The current government focus on greener, low carbon energy and grants to encourage the switch to Electric Vehicles (EVs) will mean a greater demand for these skills in the future. 

Businesses and automotive technicians will need to ensure that they have the right skills and knowledge to effectively diagnose EVs, stay safe and insurance compliant while working with the new technology.

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