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Auto Electrical Specialist Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: TA210
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: The Institute of the Motor Industry
  • Study mode: Full Time

Auto Electrical Specialist Level 2 will provide you with the essential knowledge needed to someday be a successful auto electrician working within a motor vehicle garage, dealership or within bespoke vehicle production.

You will study in our world-class £5.5m Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH), which was developed collaboratively with leading car manufacturers. Look forward to state-of-the-art workshops that look and feel just like industry. 

The Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH) is also a commercial garage and dealership, offering MOT testing and the opportunity to work on real customers' cars.

Within our world-class facilities, you will get to work on everything from Formula One parts to electric and hybrid vehicles, enabling you to develop a set of skills that are future proof.

We work with a broad range of high-profile partners, including Chorley Nissan, Simpsons Skoda and Bowker BMW to provide you with a number of exciting opportunities. These range from work placements to career-boosting workshops. The skills you gain during an industry work placement will make you an attractive candidate to any future employer.

We've also taken our students on some really exciting trips in the past, including Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, National Transport Museum, Prestige Karting, Autosport International at Birmingham NEC and Track Day at Three Sisters Race Course!

What will I study?

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in today’s motor vehicle industry. Here is just a small snapshot of the types of things you will learn:

  • Removing and replacing electrical components, including spotlights, internal combustion engine, towbar system and more.
  • Locating and correcting simple electrical faults
  • Enhancing vehicle electrical system features
  • Conducting pre & post work inspections
  • Removing and fitting basic mechanical, electrical and trim components

Auto Electrical Specialist Level 2 is delivered through a combination of classroom and workshop activities, taught by passionate tutors who are experts within their field.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have either successfully completed a Level 1 Motor Vehicle qualification or have 4 GCSEs including Maths and English Langauge at Grade 4  (C) or higher. 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of workshop (practical), online and written assessments.

What can I do next?

Most students choose to progress to the Level 3 full time course or move onto an Apprenticeship, subject to relevant employment.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Auto Electrician

As an auto electrician you would fit and repair electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles. As vehicles become more advanced the amount of electronic systems in them is increasing.

To be an auto electrician, you will need good practical skills. You will need good problem-solving skills. You will also need to be able to read electrical wiring plans.

You could get into this career through an Apprenticeship scheme. To get on to an Apprenticeship, you would normally need four GCSEs but this varies depending on the college or training provider.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Automotive Engineer

Automotive engineers design, develop, test and build domestic motor vehicles, racing cars and motorbikes. They also work on improving components like engines, electronics and aerodynamics.

If you are passionate about cars and want to put your practical skills to good use, this could be the perfect career for you.

You will need to have a strong interest in engineering and design. You will also need excellent maths and IT skills and the ability to work in a team.

Most employers will prefer you to have an engineering-related qualification. Previous experience in motor mechanics or engineering design could be an advantage when looking for work.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Car Fleet Manager

A car fleet manager is responsible for running a company’s fleet of vehicles. They deal with the day-to-day operation of the fleet. This can range from a small number of cars to a large group of different vehicles. If you want to use your great organisational skills this job could be perfect for you.

To be a car fleet manager you will also need to have a flexible approach and the ability to make decisions quickly. You’ll also need to be able to motivate and lead a team.

Employers will look for IT skills and some experience of business management. You could also take a college course to gain some of the relevant knowledge and skills.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Car Rental Agent

Car rental agents handle all the administration and enquiries involved with renting vehicles to businesses and the public. If you enjoy meeting people and have an interest in cars, you may enjoy this career.

To do this job you will need to have excellent customer service skills. You will also need good communication skills and a basic understanding of vehicle types.

Employers will expect you to have a good standard of general education. You may be able to get into this career through an Apprenticeship scheme.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire


You will study in the new state-of-the-art £5.5 million Regional Automotive Technology Hub, with specialist workshops and a real life MOT lane. You will also benefit from the college cafeterias, and the library and resource centre, providing you with over 60 computers and 45,000 books, as well as free WiFi across the campus.

Enrichment & Employability

The college is working closely with local, regional and national partners such as the IMI (the Institute of Motor Industries), Chorley Nissan, BMW Bowker Group, Simpson Skoda, Blackburn Audi and Toyota to ensure that our new facilities and teaching delivers the skills industry wants and need for the 21st century. Many of our industry partners offer work placements and Master Technicians visit the college regularly to offer workshops and presentations about working in the industry, providing our students with advice and tips for succeeding in the automotive industry. We are also proud to be using the best Snap-On and Bosch equipment around!


Want to turn a love of motoring into a career? You will be joining one of the largest providers of motor vehicle study in the region, and last year, 95% of our students succeeded!