Hybrid and Electric Vehicle is a set to be a huge growth area with many motor manufacturers declaring that the end is nigh for traditional petrol and diesel engined vehicles. Hybrids and electric vehicle may seem complicated and daunting and can cause confusion when trying to service, repair or diagnose a system fault. In addition to this, safe working practices must be adopted during routine service and repair, as well as when components are removed and refitted.
Our expertise of hybrid and E.V is down to our Master Technician-Lecturer with 40 years of electrical and mechanical expertise. We have been involved with the running hybrid and electric vehicles, in their diagnosis and repair (including advanced battery repairs) and training. We currently have a hybrid/E.V in our personal fleet. We also deliver train-the-trainer on hybrid and electrical vehicle to training companies, technical colleges councils and major car dealer ships throughout the UK and Internationally.
We have teamed up with the ABC in order to have this course accredited at Level 3. One of the reasons we have done this is in anticipation of proposed health and safety legislation and/or licencing for technicians who want to work with these vehicle systems. This course meets the National Occupation Standards at Level 2 and Level 3, and is formally assessed. Successful completion of the course and the assessment will lead to the award of a Level 3 Qualification in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle.
It is anticipated that Level 3 will the minimum requirement in the future. Best practice dictates that each technical staff member should be qualified to at least level 2 (service technician). Diagnostic technicians should be qualified to level 3 (for fault diagnosis and removal, test and refit of high voltage systems) and the senior technician/foreman should be qualified to level 4. There may duty of care implications or liabilities for business owners if adequate training for these systems isn’t provided for employees.
This course will take you through our unique approach to safe working, service and repair, remove and refit of high voltage components. Everything we cover on this course has a direct link to the practical aspect of service, repair and maintenance of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Knowledge Assessment Requirements
Electrically propelled vehicles and the terminology associated with them
The candidate needs to: – explain why electrically propelled vehicles have evolved – define terminology and acronyms associated with hybrid and electric vehicles and their systems – explain the differences between an electric, hybrid and non-electric vehicle
Safety practices for hybrid and electric vehicles
The candidate needs to: – explain the types of personal protective equipment which is required to work on hybrid and electric vehicle systems – explain how to assess the hazards and risks associated with high energy electrical vehicle components – explain the health and safety procedures for working on hybrid and electric vehicles – explain the implications of electrical and magnetic conductivity through the human body and its effects on life-saver devices
Hybrid and electric vehicle components and their function(s)
The candidate needs to: – explain how to operate an electric and hybrid vehicle – explain how to locate and interpret technical data and researched repair methods – explain the consequences of failing to use the correct technical information – explain the different types of energy storage systems and voltages associated with them – explain how components work in conjunction with associated components – explain how to interpret technical information to remove and replace components and trim
Hybrid and electric vehicle electrical circuits
The candidate needs to: – analyse a range of vehicle manufacturers’ methods used to protect the vehicle and its components from damage – explain the procedures to isolate hybrid and electric vehicles – explain how to identify the location of high energy electrical cables and components – explain electrical / electronic principles and circuit protection methods – explain the construction, operation and specification of high voltage electrical components – explain how to use electrical testing equipment and electrical testing techniques – explain how to identify damage to high voltage connections and cables – critically compare electrical test results to identify serviceability of components in a high voltage electrical system – explain the procedures to reinstate the high voltage system – explain the precautions which are necessary when charging, jump starting or towing an electric or hybrid vehicle
Rectify hybrid and electric vehicle faults using technical information
The candidate needs to: – explain how to diagnose and rectify vehicle electrical faults and draw conclusions from the results – explain how to test and evaluate the performance of replacement components and ensure they meet operating specifications and legal requirements – describe the process to charge electric and hybrid vehicle batteries
How to book?
Call us on 07494 263 621 to check date and availability.