PLOUGHCROFT launches ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING COURSES

(09/07/2012) PLOUGHCROFT launches ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING COURSES RSS feed

Based in West Yorkshire, Ploughcroft Training, has launched an exciting new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station installation course, which has had a great response from electricians.

The first one day course, held at its training centre in Brighouse was attended by a number of electrical engineers looking to take advantage of this potentially lucrative new income stream, as the number of homes, public buildings and workplaces requiring electric vehicle charging stations is set to soar. The company has many more EV courses booked to take place over the coming months to meet demand.

As Ploughcroft Training is the approved installation and training partner for Rolec Services, the course covered installation of Rolec Services’ innovative WallPod EV charging units. All the delegates successfully completed the training session and will now become approved Ploughcroft EV installers, as part of extending its nationwide installer network.

Chris Hopkins, Managing Director of Ploughcroft Training, said: “There are tremendous opportunities for professional electricians who want to be able to expand their skills and reap the benefits of new business opportunities in this area. We have had a huge response to our new Electrical Vehicle charging station installation courses, with many more scheduled for the coming weeks.”

Chris continues: “We are building a network of approved installers, who will be fully certified and approved to carry out installations of Rolec’s WallPod EV charging unit. This is a potentially huge market for electrical engineers and will provide a new source of income for our installers across the country.”

Ploughcroft recognise the opportunity to upskill industry professionals in the installation of Electric Vehicle charging technology, as part of helping them to secure a lucrative new income stream. With an anticipated one million charging points required by domestic and commercial users over the next 12 months, there are huge opportunities for electrical engineers to fit the WallPod unit, which provides affordable electric vehicle home charging.

One delegate on the course said: “The EV course was very interesting and I found the installation methods, especially the earthing section fascinating. I’m hoping this will be a new service we can offer as part of Ploughcroft’s approved network.””

Ploughcroft is one of the UK’s leading training providers to the construction sector, providing expertise in Electric Vehicle charging stations, solar PV, air source heat pump and wind turbine installation. The company also boasts one of the UK’s first Green Deal-ready training centres, with 14,500 sq ft indoor training area and 15 fully equipped classrooms, which can cater for 180 delegates at any one time.

Ploughcroft has won many national awards, including receiving an innovation in solar training award from the National Home Improvement Council, being named Construction industry Employer of the year, achieving Best green initiative from the National Corgi Awards. Ploughcroft’s Managing Director Chris Hopkins is also a member of the Government’s Green Construction Board.

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