Peterborough College is building a £10 million new build to deliver training on Electric Vehicle Technology. Staff need to upskill their industry practice and understanding of the new electric vehicle power trains in order to train the new generation of vehicle technicians.
The awarding body Institute of the Motor Industry have written new qualifications on Electric Vehicle and Hybrid technology. These qualifications will replace the existing Light Vehicle Technology qualification in 2022. We invested in purchasing Hybrid and Electric vehicles to introduce the concept of electric technology in our current curriculum offer. The intent of the curriculum now needs to focus heavily on delivering new units on Electric Vehicle safe isolation when working on system components.
The first stage of the project involves working closely with Land Rover Jaguar to send key members of the motor vehicle team to work with Technicians to undertake CPD on Electric Vehicle Technology.
The Curriculum Leads in Motor Vehicle Have planned to visit Land Rover Jaguar in January 2022 for CPD and disseminate through train the trainer updates to the MV team.
The curriculum leads will then write new schemes of learning for teaching Electric vehicle Technology in the curriculum delivery for September 2022.
Students working in the motor industry need to be made aware of safe isolation when working on electric vehicles and how to remove and replace high voltage battery pack. This project is vital for students to understand the changing face of electric vehicle technology in preparation for the world of work. There will be 105 full time students and 56 apprentice’s who will benefit from this training.
The curriculum intent needs to be re-aligned to include electric and hybrid technology.
We are building a Green Technology Centre to deliver training on Electric Vehicle technology. The project outcome will benefit staff in CPD to deliver the new qualifications.