This VRQ is designed for those people who may encounter accident damaged or broken-down vehicles, e.g. emergency services and roadside recovery operators. It contains the knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle's high & low voltage electrical system and electric drive train system.
This qualification contains the knowledge of the dangers surrounding electric vehicles and the precautions to avoid potential injury. The purpose and aim of the suite IMI Awards' electric vehicle qualifications (VRQs) is to instruct individuals from the retail automotive industry and the public service sector (for example, members of the emergency services, who may attend an accident involving an electric vehicle) in the maintenance, service, and/or handling of electric vehicles.
These qualifications have been developed by IMI in conjunction with electric vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers and the IMI Sector Skills Council. They are the first qualifications of their kind to address electric vehicle (high voltage) technology. The qualifications are essential to ensure the health and safety of individuals working with electric vehicles.