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 intro and knowledge test, course outline, tour and introductions

Week 2

  • Basics of engine operation and components knowledge
  • Disassemble/Reassemble 4 stroke engine on a rig

Week 3

  • Misfire – guided testing procedure on how to detect if a misfire is due to an electrical, mechanical or fuel related fault

Week 4

  • Understanding ignition systems: petrol/diesel
  • Understanding Active and Passive sensors

Week 5

  • Understanding wiring diagrams, circuits and electrical fault finding and equipment

Week 6

  • Performance testing on rolling road.
  • 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: 12 January 2018

How to Apply

You can enrol straight away by one of the methods below. You do not need to complete an application form.

  • By telephone - call 01895 853333 to enrol using your Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, Maestro or Delta card.
  • In person – come along to the Uxbridge Campus. We are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Please remember to bring your payment with you as you will need to pay your fees when you enrol.
Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 09 May 2018

Starts: 09/05/2018

Duration: 6 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Wednesday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £345.00