Vehicle Fault Diagnostics - PT Evening
Basic understanding of the mechanical and electrical operation of motor vehicles
Who is the course for
Candidates who have a basic understanding of the electrical systems of cars and who have ideally completed the IMI Introduction to Auto Electrics course, who would like to and develop their knowledge of auto electrics and their skills in the fault finding and diagnostics of electrical/mechanical vehicles faults. 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.
- Introduction to the course, college rules and polices -Health and Safety, Tools for the job, Build a Portfolio, (H&S knowledge assessment, Workshop tour)
- Introduction to engines- engine component recognition and basic principles of engine components (Theory -Practical)
- Engine four stroke cycle fundamentals leading to mechanical misfire & cylinder leakage testing (Theory -Practical)
- Introduction to basic principles of electronic ignition systems (Theory -Practical)
- Electrical misfire/sensor testing. (Theory -Practical)
- Introduction to vehicle chassis system faults Braking, ABS, Steering and Suspension components (Theory -Practical)
- Diagnosing chassis system faults. (Theory -Practical)
- Understanding basic wiring diagrams and the correct use of a multi-meter. How to use diagnostic equipment and understanding Diagnostic trouble codes (Theory)
- Modern Vehicles wiring - History of OBD- Multiplex/CANbus. (Online exam - Theory)
- Vehicle Diagnostics overview. (Online exam retake and Sign off Portfolio)
Students are expected to take notes. Handouts are given to students throughout the course Practical work will be undertaken throughout the course, in fully equipped workshops, to support theory lessons delivered in the classroom.
Theory is delivered through blended learning which may include face to face and some online learning including Google classroom, I-GVS, Zoom and other online learning platforms. The mode of delivery will be governed by the Covid-19 guidelines adopted by the college at that time and may vary throughout the course.
Suitable safety boots and overalls will be required to carry out practical activities in the workshop and may be purchased from Amazon, B&Q etc. The candidate must provide their own boots and overalls. Please note the overalls should be navy colour and are described as workshop or warehouse coats at many outlets
How is the course assessed
A Final exam to be taken by students at week 9 of the course. Candidates will be expected to build a portfolio of work undertaken throughout the course.
Where next - Further Studies
Where next - Job Opportunities
- Trainee Master Technician
- Main dealer.
This is a full cost commercial course and all students pay fees, no concessions are available. ‘Fee refunds for commercial courses will not be awarded after two weeks before the scheduled start date of the course, unless the course is cancelled by the College.’
Certification is based upon the achievement of the passing the course content and paying the fees in full.
PLEASE NOTE If you have made an application between 11 July and 24 August, Sanjay will contact you on his return to the office from 24 August onwards.
Last updated 8 July 2020
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.