Date of assessment

Face-to-face assessment to achieve the EV 3 Qualification is currently awaiting update

All assessments to take place at TTHQ EV Skills Centre in Somerset.

Electric Vehicle e-learning: Fast-track Level 2 & 3 - 8 module e-learning, plus centre based IMI EV assessment.

Our Hybrid and Electric vehicle training course has been designed for technicians who are required to diagnose, remove, refit and repair Hybrid and Electrical Vehicle components. It  follows the National Occupational Standard at Level 3 and successful completion (via formal assessment) leads to  a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification.

This programme covers the learning element at your home or place of work, via e-learning. The e-learning course contains 8 modules, over 40 hours, which will enable you to recognise, evaluate remove and refit hybrid and electric vehicle components, as well as making the system safe.

You will learn to safely use a suitable multimeter, insulation tester, the oscilloscope and a diagnostic scan tool (DTC’s and Data Stream) as well as specialist safety equipment.

When you book the course your assessment is booked for the next suitable date. You have to complete the e-learning course prior to attending the practical assessment.

The practical assessment event comprises of a workshop practical assessment at our EV Skills Centre plus an online assessment. Successful completion of the e-learning and the assessment event will result in the award IMI L3 EV Accredited Qualification.

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Course Content

  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicles 100% 100%
  • Systems Operation 60% 60%
  • Safe Working Practices 40% 40%
  • Hands On 25% 25%
  • Scan Tool & OEM Information 20% 20%
  • Remove & Refit Hybrid Components 15% 15%
* Percentages shown are an estimate of the content based on a typical course.

More Detailed Information

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle is a set to be a huge growth area with many motor manufacturers declaring that the end is nigh for traditional petrol and diesel engined vehicles. Hybrids and electric vehicle may seem complicated and daunting and can cause confusion when trying to service, repair or diagnose a system fault. In addition to this, safe working practices must be adopted during routine service and repair, as well as when components are removed and refitted.

Our expertise of hybrid and EV is long and wide. We have been involved with the running hybrid and electric vehicles, in their diagnosis and repair (including advanced battery repairs) and training since the mid 2000’s. We currently have a hybrid/EV in our personal fleet. We also deliver train-the-trainer on hybrid and electrical vehicle to training companies and technical colleges throughout the UK.

We have teamed up with the IMI in order to have this course accredited at Level 3. One of the reasons we have done this is in anticipation of proposed health and safety legislation and/or licencing for technicians who want to work with these vehicle systems. This course meets the National Occupation Standards at Level 2 and Level 3, and is formally assessed. Successful completion of the course and the assessment will lead to the award of a Level 3 Qualification in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle.

It is anticipated that Level 3 will the minimum requirement in the future. Best practice dictates that each technical staff member should be qualified to at least level 2 (service technician). Diagnostic technicians should be qualified to level 3 (for fault diagnosis and removal, test and refit of high voltage systems) and the senior technician/foreman should be qualified to level 4. There may duty of care implications  or liabilities for business owners if adequate training for these systems isn’t provided for employees.

This course will take you through our unique approach to safe working, service and repair, remove and refit of high voltage components. Everything we cover on this course has a direct link to the practical aspect of service, repair and maintenance of hybrid and electric vehicles.

During the e-learning course you will cover:

Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 – Electric Drive

Module 3 – Forms Of EV Drive

Module 4 – Safety Systems

Module 5 – System Components

Module 6 – Traction Motors

Module 7 – EV Charging

Module 8 – Battery Management Systems

Course Module Details: 

Introduction: Electric drive, Electric drive quiz, Efficiency, Efficiency quiz, Loss of driving form, Loss of driving form quiz, Energy density, Energy density quiz, Energy flow in hybrid vehicles, Energy flow in hybrid vehicles quiz,

Safety Systems: Short circuit protection, Short circuit protection quiz, Interlock, Interlock quiz, Enabling HV system, Enabling HV system quiz, Permanent insulation monitoring, Permanent insulation monitoring quiz

Working with EV, Working with voltage quiz, Working on hybrid vehicles, Working on hybrid vehicles quiz, Voltage free switching HV system, Voltage free switching HV system quiz, Switching HV system to voltage free – software, Switching HV system to voltage free – software quiz, Towing a hybrid vehicle with planetary gear set, Towing a hybrid vehicle with planetary gear set quiz

Hybrid Systems: Hybrid vehicle with planetary gear system, Hybrid vehicle with planetary gear system quiz, Hybrid vehicle with planetary gear set – energy flows, Hybrid vehicle with planetary gear set – energy flows quiz

Forms of drive, Forms of drive quiz, Semi-hybrid, Semi-hybrid quiz, Full hybrid, Full hybrid quiz, Plug-in hybrid, Plug-in hybrid quiz, Electric vehicle with range extender, Electric vehicle with range extender quiz, Fully electric car, Fully electric car quiz, Driving forms – recognise, Driving forms – recognise quiz

Electric Motors: Rotating magnetic field, Rotating magnetic field quiz, Permanent magnet synchronous motor, Permanent magnet synchronous motor quiz, Synchronous motor with permanent magnet – operation, Synchronous motor with permanent magnet – operation quiz, Squirrel cage induction motor, Squirrel cage induction motor quiz, Squirrel cage induction motor – operation, Squirrel cage induction motor – operation quiz

HV Components: HV cables, HV cables quiz, HV battery, HV battery quiz, Resolver ,Resolver quiz, DC/DC converter, DC/DC converter quiz, DC/DC converter – efficiency, DC/DC converter – efficiency quiz, DC/DC converter – operation, DC/DC converter – operation quiz, Inverter, Inverter quiz, Inverter – operation, Inverter – operation quiz

Charging Systems, Charging quiz, Charging connector, Charging connector quiz, Charging modes, Charging modes quiz, Charging cable, Charging cable quiz, Charger, Charger quiz, Charging station, Charging station quiz, Charging system, Charging system quiz, Charging protocol, Charging protocol quiz

Battery Management Systems: Battery Management System quiz, State of Charge, State of Charge quiz, Battery balancing, Battery balancing quiz, Passive balancing, Passive balancing quiz, State of Health, State of health quiz

Remote support (ask the expert) will be provided throughout the e-learning modules.