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AK Automotive specialise in providing on-site and bespoke auto electrical and vehicle diagnostics technical training programmes. Here you will find details of our available courses. Follow the links or click on the images below to find out more about individual courses.

For further advice please contact Tony Kitchen at AK Automotive directly on 07484 831015 or e-mail to tony@akautomotivetraining.co.uk
Page last updated: Monday 07th February 2022

Vehicle Electrical
Principles

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Vehicle Electrical
Fault Finding

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Vehicle Electrical
Components Diagnostics

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Vehicle Electrical
Systems & Diagnostics

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CAN Bus &
Integrated Systems

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Oscilloscope Diagnostics &
PicoScope

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Petrol Engine Management Diagnostics
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Diesel Common Rail &
Engine Management

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ABS/ESP & Traction
Control Systems
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AK Automotive’s core training courses cover Vehicle Electrical Principles, Vehicle Electrical Fault Finding Techniques and CAN Bus & Integrated Systems. The latter two courses also have certified recognition from the Institute of the Motor Industry for a Professional Development Certificate award PDC, and AK Automotive are an IMI Awards Approved Assessment Centre.

The Vehicle Electrical Principles course provides a good starting point for beginners, followed up by Vehicle Electrical Fault Finding Techniques and further supported by a range of more in-depth courses. The CAN Bus, petrol and diesel engine management and ABS/ESP systems courses are aimed at those with more experience.

Why attend training courses?

There isn’t much you can do on a modern vehicle these days that doesn’t bring you into contact with its electrical systems. Full electric and hybrid vehicle technologies are also now very common and vehicle technicians need to have more in depth knowledge, and be familiar with a wider range of diagnostic tools than ever before in order to be able to work safely on and around their customers’ vehicles.

Yet for many vehicle workshop personnel, the subject of electricity is something of a mystery. They are put off by the prospect of dealing with a vehicle electrical problem because the fault is perceived to be complicated. This is hardly surprising considering the complexity of modern vehicle electronic systems.

Even routine tasks such as fitting a new battery, testing an alternator, and a wide range of electrical components now require specialist knowledge and in many cases, use of a diagnostic scan tool to programme some components to the vehicle and reset systems.

But basic principles still apply, and once you begin to understand the layout and structural logic of how vehicle electronic systems work, you then begin to see how a different approach using the right tools and diagnostic techniques can make life less difficult.

AK Automotive training courses strive to take the mystery out of vehicle electrical systems and diagnostic routines. The aim is to promote personal development in a way that will enable technicians to become more knowledgeable, skilled and confident when dealing with vehicle electrical faults.

Tony Kitchen from AK Automotive is a qualified vehicle mechanic, a former Saab Master Technician and MOT tester. He has a proven track record as a vehicle diagnostic technician and is also a qualified and experienced teacher and technical training instructor.

Vehicle technologies are constantly advancing so there is the need to keep pace with developments. Money spent on training is a necessary but worthwhile investment for your business.