Entry Requirements

Ideally experience or qualifications providing a good understanding of basic vehicle auto electrical and mechanical systems.

Who is the course for

Suitable for those who have a basic understanding of the electrical systems of cars through a course e.g. IMI Introduction to Auto Electrics, or from working on these systems, and would like to enhance their skills in the diagnosis of electrical/electronic faults and performance issues in vehicles. This course would also be useful for those attending or aiming to take the C&G 4270-13 Level 3 Diploma, as it covers industry standard diagnostic procedures that must be used during the NVQ.

Course Content

Week 1 Health and Safety, course outline, tour and introductions

Week 2 How the engine works four stroke cycle, firing order misfire, Electrical and mechanical.

Week 3 Workshop testing compression test, cylinder leakage test, noid light, coil test

Week 4 Engine overhaul

Week 5 Engine overhaul

Week 6 Engine overhaul

Week 7 Reading DTC’s and interpreting data

Week 8 Diagnostic techniques to pin point faults, Wiring Diagrams, circuits, Fault Finding

Week 9 Dyno test and BHP testing

Week 10 Reinforce all objectives learned and Q&A.

Study Methods

Practical workshops and assignments. Suitable safety boots and overalls will be required to carry out practical activities in the workshop.

The candidate must provide their own boots and overalls. Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is compulsory in the workshop and may be purchased from Amazon, B&Q etc.

Please note the overalls should be navy colour and are described as workshop or warehouse coats at many outlets, Safety boots are also required.

How is the course assessed

Centre based practical tasks and end of course test.

Where next - Further Studies


Where next - Job Opportunities

  • Trainee Master Technician
  • Main dealer.

More Information

This is a full cost commercial course and all students pay fees, no concessions available.

Last updated 23 August 2018

How to Apply

This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the orange button below to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

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