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Elec/Hybrid Vehicles L2 Award in Safe Maintenance

Course overview

This qualification is the Level 2 Award in Safe Maintenance of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.

This qualification is for people who require the knowledge to work safely on or near electric vehicles but do not work on the vehicle’s high-voltage system. It covers safe working practices and essential knowledge of the hazards associated with electric vehicles and the precautions to follow to avoid these.

Course Fees

Programmes starting between 21 February 2024 and 20 March 2024 are FREE of charge with funding from the Local Skills Improvement Fund with OXLEP. For start dates from 1 April a fee of £300 is applicable.

Course Dates

Each programme runs from 10am – 2pm for two consecutive Wednesdays.


This course is available to anyone (including members of the public) that are wanting to (or required to) drive and operate electric vehicles in the future. Organisations who are in the process of converting their fleets to electric/hybrid, or encouraging their staff to use electric vehicles may also wish to share this opportunity with their staff to provide them with the knowledge to be able to operate them safely and correctly.

Other roles that this programme might be relevant to will include:

  • Motor Vehicle Mechanic
  • Car and Commercial Vehicle Repairs
  • Roadside Recovery Operators
  • Vehicle Dismantlers
  • Vehicle Damage Assessors
  • Vehicle Fitters
  • Body Shop Technicians
  • Vehicle Fast-fit Technicians
  • Paint Technicians
  • Windscreen or Tyre Repairs
  • Emergency Services
  • MOT Testing

As well as non-technical roles such as:

  • Electric/Hybrid Vehicle sales and aftersales
  • Valets
  • Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories 
  • Sales Advisors
  • Electric/hybrid Professional Vehicle Drivers, including taxis and buses
  • Event Staff Car Dealers


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

Completion of the qualification will give you significant core knowledge of working safely around electric/hybrid vehicles. This does not include the maintenance of electric/hybrid vehicles.

On successful completion, you will achieve: Level 2 Award in Introduction to Electric/Hybrid Vehicle High Energy Systems

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and learners are not expected to have any prior knowledge or experience, however, an interest in the subject area is advisable.

Once you have applied, you will receive an email from our Technology Faculty team. This will check that you are eligible for the programme and will confirm your place and the start details of the course.

You should not attend a course without receiving this confirmation email. Applications received less than 3 working days before the start date of the course will be invited to attend the next course.

This qualification will help support progression onto qualifications that further develop your knowledge of either working safely in emergency or recovery situations – or within a technical role carrying out routine servicing and maintenance activities on electric/hybrid vehicles.

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