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Motor Vehicle - Auto Electrical Specialist Level 3 at Blackburn College

Course description

This Level 3 Auto Electrical qualification provides the essential knowledge for auto-electricians working on vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. It focuses on faults involving the interaction of more than one auto-electrical system and accurate diagnosis.

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

You will learn to diagnose and rectify:

  • Engine Electrical Faults
  • Transmission and Chassis Electrical Faults
  • Auxilary Equipment Electrical Faults

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 classroom sessions where you will learn the underpinning theory and practical workshop sessions where you will apply the theory and develop your skills.

Entry requirements

You will need a relevant Level 2 qualification.


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

Through this course you will learn many useful skills for the motor industry. Most of our students take up positions as diagnostic technicians within the trade. However, a Level 3 qualification is equivalent to A-Level study and progression to University is possible.

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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