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Motor Vehicle - Auto Electrical Specialist Level 1 at Blackburn College

Course description

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.

You will 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.

Course content

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 this, 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.

Entry requirements

A relevant Entry 3 qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above including Maths & English.


You will be assessed by the IMI set practical assessments in the workshop, IMI set on-line multiple choice testing and assessments set by us.

Future opportunities

Most of our students progress to the Level 2 full time course, or move onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship, subject to relevant employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackburn College directly.

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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