This Level 1 in Auto Electrical course covers the technical needs for todays motor vehicle repair industry. It provides essential knowledge for auto-electricians working on vehicles in the workshop. From September 2014 you will be able to study in our brand new £5.5 million Regional Automotive Technology Hub. The workshops incorporate a real life garage environment and MOT station where you will work with up-to-date professional equipment on a range of modern vehicles. We have strong links with North West dealerships, including Nissan, Skoda, VW Audi and BMW.
In recent years there has been a large increase in the amount of road vehicles with complex electrical systems which include Bluetooth, ABS, Engine management and Airbags as a result of there is a huge demand for auto electrician technicians in garages. At Blackburn College we have the latest snap on diagnostic fault finding equipment to train you and help you undertake these challenges to be the best in the industry.
You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:-
- Mechanical Components
- Start/Charge Systems
- Engine Electrical Systems
- External Lighting Systems
You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. Your time will be split between the workshops and classroom. This is so that you can apply, practically, the background knowledge you’ve covered in the classroom.
A relevant Entry 3 qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above including Maths & English.
You will be assessed by the IMI Awards set practical assessments in the workshop, IMI set on-line multiple choice testing and assessments set by us.
Most of our students progress to the Level 2 full time course, or move onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship, subject to relevant employment.
IMI Award Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Auto Electrical).