Course Details

  • If you’ve ever wanted to fully explore commercial vehicle braking systems, right from the physics of how brakes work through to the individual pneumatic components, then this is the course to enrol on.

    You’ll look at the principles and physical properties of a braking system, and understand the fundamental requirements of what it takes to make an HGV stop. Each of the main features and functions of an ABS system will be covered in depth.

    The layout and component constituents of a variety of different circuits will all be explored and you’ll learn how to identify and use test points effectively to diagnose and review brake system faults.

  • Apart from being familiar with commercial vehicles and/or buses and coaches, you don’t need any specific entry requirements for this course.

  • Lessons and assessment for this course are divided equally into 50% theory work and 50% practical sessions.

  • If you wish to delve further into braking systems, you may want to take a look at our Advanced Chassis Systems course to deepen your knowledge of electronic breaking systems.

    As you hone your skills and expertise, you’ll find there are a number of opportunities in the automotive industry for you to develop and advance your career.

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  • The cost of this short course is currently £220.00.

    Depending on your circumstances, there may be opportunities for a reduction in your course fees or funding options to help you pay. Our dedicated finance page explains all the different types of funding available, from bursaries and benefit support, to grants and loans.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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