Course Details

  • Ideal for anyone working with large vehicles, this course will give you an excellent grounding in basic electrical theory, helping you to understand vehicle electrical systems and develop your skills in electrical fault finding.

    On this three-day course, you’ll learn all about the fundamentals of electricity, including current flow, electron flow, magnetism, and electromagnetism. You’ll look at different types of connectors and building circuits, before analysing lighting systems and associated faults.

    We’ll also help you gain a deeper understanding of charging and battery systems, electronic control units and diagnostic trouble codes. Overall, you’ll develop a good working knowledge of the entire electrical system and have the ability to find and address faults as they happen.

  • You don’t need to have any specific qualifications to apply for this course, but you’ll likely already be working in the industry. You should ideally have experience with large commercial vehicles and/or buses and coaches.

  • The course will be split between 50% of theory-based learning and 50% practical work. Assessment will be divided between these.

  • As this course will give you a comprehensive, basic knowledge of electrical systems, you may wish to develop your skills and abilities further by continuing your journey with the Advanced Vehicle Electrics course at The Manchester College, which focuses on Canbus and Multiplexing Systems.

    Alongside this, you could also look to gain a qualification as an irtec Inspection Technician, as this will enhance your career prospects further, and provide you with a number of job opportunities in the automotive industry.

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  • The cost of this 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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