RWC introduces new IMI-approved EV course

RWC Training has gained IMI approval to deliver a new Electric Vehicle Technician Accreditation.

This will create the necessary progression route from the Level 3 EV Qualification and is considered more suitable for bodyshop technicians than Level 4 Qualification, which is aimed at service maintenance and master technicians.

Director of RWC Training Rob Ward said: “The decision to offer this route was based on the demand from our customers for a suitable EV advancement course, and this one is pitched perfectly for the safety and skill requirements of collision repairers. Furthermore, it demonstrates current competence due to the framework being an assessed outcome.

“This EV Accreditation course will overcome a challenge unique to collision repairers in cases where technicians have successfully achieved the IMI Level 3 EV Qualification over three years ago and despite this being a lifetime qualification, it is not considered as proof of current competence under BS10125 standards after the third year.”

The two-day course, which will take place at RWC’s Milton Keynes-based site, is more advanced than Level 3 as it contains some elements of the Level 4 training, with delegates trained and formally assessed on their understanding of battery technology and their abilities to work safely with high voltage components, gaining the recognition required for Kitemark, insurers and vehicle manufacturers.