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Here you will find details of AK Automotive’s auto electrical training courses with links to course dates and venues. For more information, follow the links or click on the images below. For further advice and to book a place on a course, please contact Tony Kitchen at AK Automotive directly.

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 offer a programme of auto electrical and vehicle diagnostics training courses. We run courses throughout the year from regular venues and also specialise in providing on-site training including on Saturdays.

Our core training courses (Module 2, Module 4 and CAN Bus) have certified recognition from IMI Awards at Level 3 and AK Automotive are an IMI Awards Approved Assessment Centre for Quality Assured Programmes – QAP.

The Module 1 – Electrical Principles course provides a good starting point for beginners, supported by a range of more in-depth follow-up electrical 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. Vehicle technicians need to have more knowledge, and be familiar with a wider range of diagnostic tools than ever before.

Even routine tasks such as checking alternator output or fitting a new battery now require specialist knowledge and, in many cases, use of a scan tool.

For many, 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 when you consider the complexity of modern vehicle electronic 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 diagnostics. 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 and ex 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.