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Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness - Level 1


This qualification is for learners you have an interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely within the automotive retail industry as it continues to see an increase in Electric/Hybrid vehicles entering the workplace.

It is designed to provide you with an introduction to the knowledge of safe working practices, the dangers surrounding and the precautions required to avoid potential injury when near Electric/Hybrid vehicles.

This qualification offers an introduction to this specialised industry sector which in addition to complimenting your current industry qualifications and experience, will enable you to continue to work safely within yourole.

These roles can include:

  • non-technical roles such as
  • managers
  • valeters
  • parts advisors
  • sales and aftersales advisor
  • event staff
  • vehicle recovery personnel
  • vehicle dismantlers
  • vehicle damage assessors
  • Electric/Hybrid professional vehicle drivers.

Start dates and fees


What will I study?

You will be working in a live state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshop working on Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf hybrid vehicles, using industry standard tools and equipment to develop your skills and knowledge on these modern vehicles.
Your tutors will share their knowledge and experience to help support your career development.

The content of this qualification has been designed to give you the knowledge required to work safely around electric/hybrid vehicles.

It contains one mandatory unit covering:

  • the types of Electric/Hybrid vehicles available
  • hazards associated with motor vehicle high energy electrical systems
  • working safely around Electric/Hybrid vehicles including charging

As a result of successfully completing this qualification you will acquire significant core knowledge of working safely around electric/hybrid vehicles.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

How long is the course?

1 day.

How will I be assessed?

You will be observed carrying out set tasks safely on hybrid vehicles and your knowledge will be tested via a multiple choice exam.

What can I progress onto?

  • Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Hazard Management for Emergency and Recovery Personnel - Level 2
  • Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities - Level 2


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