South West College (SWC) is the only Further Education College in Northern Ireland (NI) that offers the unique opportunity to study the accredited IMI Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance and is now open for enrolment for September 2022.

The latest figures provided by New Automotive and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) estimate that 252 Battery Electric Vehicles were registered in NI in 2021, accounting for 9.66% of the market. This figure was up 41% from the number registered during November 2020. With sales of Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles continuing to rise across the UK, it offers tremendous career opportunities.

This pioneering course is available to study part-time at the Dungannon campus and aims to fill this skills gap. It is suitable for those interested in gaining the knowledge to work safely when carrying out routine maintenance activities on electric and hybrid vehicles.

The course, which is at the forefront of the ever-evolving industry, has been designed for those entering the automotive industry for the first time, as well as senior or experienced people who may encounter electric or hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation.

It also contains the knowledge and skills required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy/electric system equipping learners with in-demand practical skills to start their career or further their learning in the growing area of electric and hybrid technologies.

For employers and those working in the industry, this course may be eligible for Skills Focus Funding which aims to help local businesses upskill their staff. For further information and eligibility, contact

For anyone considering a career or wanting to upskill in Automotive, Electric and Hybrid training, South West College offers a wide range of flexible, accredited courses from Level 2 to 5 that blend theory taught education with industry-experienced tutors and practical training through in-house state-of-the-art facilities and employer connections. 

To find out more about Automotive, Electric and Hybrid training at South West College, please see below.

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