Accredited electric/hybrid vehicle upskill training for qualified technicians
TTS is authorised to provide Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) accredited electric vehicle (EV) upskill training.
Transport Training Services is responding to industry demand by offering training on electric/hybrid vehicles for fully qualified technicians, working in the light vehicle sector, that need to learn how to safely maintain and repair electric or hybrid vehicles, or anyone with existing knowledge that wants to be certified to demonstrate competence.
Driven by targets set by government to enable adoption of zero emission cars and vans, there is a very real need to increase technician competence and in turn, consumer confidence that electric and hybrid vehicles can be maintained properly and safely. Recognising this early on, TTS set out to address the issue within Northern Ireland and now has trainers suitably qualified to deliver IMI TechSafe™ courses.
TTS can offer a range of electric/hybrid courses but for now is focusing primarily on the Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement qualification (ref 603/1468/0), since this is the most relevant and in-demand requirement currently.
This is a two-day course for experienced mechanics/technicians, which enables successful candidates to work safely around EV/hybrid vehicles and includes vehicles that may have damage to their high voltage system.
This training reduces the risk of accidents with these high voltages and the qualification helps employers meet their ‘duty of care’ under the Electricity at Work Regulations, to prevent danger when carrying out work on electrical systems.
As Northern Ireland’s premier motor industry training specialist, TTS has acquired three hybrid vehicles, including a brand new, top of the range Toyota RAV4, plus an additional new plug-in hybrid to ensure that learners are training on the most up-to-date vehicle specifications.
Participants on this course will be issued with internationally recognised certification upon completion and their details will be held on the IMI EV TechSafe™ Professional Register so that motorists can check if technicians at their chosen garage are able to work on their vehicle safely.
The Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has given its endorsement to the IMI TechSafe™ standards for people working on electrified vehicles.