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Auto Electrical Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced) at Blackburn College

Course description

There is a constant demand for skilled personnel in the motor vehicle industry to repair and service all types of vehicles. Continuing advancement in vehicle technology means that technicians have to possess up to date technological skills, good practical skills, problem-solving skills as well as be able to read electrical wiring plans.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. 

Course content

Selection of units from the Auto Electrical Apprenticeship:

  • Fitting in-car entertainment systems
  • Diagnosing and rectifying engine management faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying ABS faults

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.


You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical assessments
  • Online tests

Future opportunities

The Intermediate Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. On completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship you could continue to work in the industry in order to develop your technical knowledge and skills.

Auto Electrical Apprentices will be competent to work as an Auto Electrical Diagnostic Technician or Mobile Electrical Specialist.

Further learning could lead on to Higher Education (HE) programmes such as MEng and BEng programmes in Automotive.

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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