City & Guilds 2921-31 Design and Installation of Domestic and Small Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Installations


This City & Guilds 2921-31 qualification, replaces the City & Guilds 2919-01. This course aims to provide expert guidance to learners wishing to gain knowledge and understanding on Electric Vehicle charging equipment installation.
The course is aimed at practising electricians interested in understanding how to install the range of equipment and systems available. It covers the specialised installation requirements of electric vehicle charging equipment in public, private and commercial locations and includes exclusive guidance on electrical requirements.

With the increasing demand for new electric charging points and an expectation that this demand is to continue to grow, there’s never been a better time to gain the qualification that will allow you to install electric vehicle charging equipment to help roll them out towards net zero.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


Evening: This course will be delivered over 6 Thursday evenings – 4 evenings delivery, 1 assignemnet and 1 online exam
Day: This course will be delivered over 3 days – 2 days delivery, and 1 day for assignment and online assessment



Entry Requirements

To study this course, you should be 18 years old or above and you must also be familiar with the current Wiring Regulations.

This course is aimed at practicing electricans and hold the below qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) (2357)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Maintenance) (2357)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification (5357)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services Experienced Worker (2356)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification (2346)
  • Placeholder for City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical in Dwellings Experienced Worker Qualification (2347)
  • Other Awarding Organisations equivalences will also be acceptable
  • Equivalent historical qualifications (see EAS Table 4B/4C) EAS Qualifications guide August 2023 ( or
  • ECS Gold Card (for domestic electrician), JIB Electrician or Approved Electrician Card City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Design and Installation of Domestic and Small Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Installations (2921-31)

For learners in Scotland:
Any of the above or
SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7
+ Up to date BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations

Course Content

During your study you will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including inspection & testing and handing over of electrical vehicle charging equipment. Topics include:

  • the key requirements relating to electric vehicle charging equipment
  • the different types and features of electric vehicle charging equipment
  • the design of an installation for electric vehicle charging equipment
  • understand requirements for inspection, testing, commissioning and handover of electric vehicle charging equipment and circuits
  • understand the use of vehicles as electrical energy storage systems as part of prosumer’s installations


You will be assessed by a 45 minute online multiple-choice test and a short answer scenario based assignment.

Career Prospects

This course will allow you to progress on to a career in installing electric vehicle charging equipment. This equipment is crucial in the roll out and mass-market adoption of these new, sustainably-powered vehicles. It is expected that 95% of all new cars bought by UK consumers will be electric vehicles by 2040.

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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