SMMT re-launches Apprentice Support Programme

Published:  25 October, 2021

The SMMT Apprentice Support Programme, designed to help safeguard the jobs of automotive apprentices working under the shadow of COVID-19 has been re-launched by the SMMT Charitable Trust Fund, following the conclusion of the furlough on 30 September.


Autotech Academy’s first female intern: On her way

Published:  25 October, 2021

The first female intern to undertake the Autotech Academy Internship is now seeing her career begin to accelerate.


Partbusters launches training programme for Sales Advisors

Published:  22 October, 2021

Partbusters has launched a training programme that will provide a training baseline for Sales Advisors in what the company says is a first for the industry.


Suspension video series via BILSTEIN Academy

Published:  22 October, 2021

BILSTEIN has issued a series of videos providing tips on suspension systems and shock absorbers via its BILSTEIN Academy.


Autodata launches online training platform

Published:  07 October, 2021

Autodata has launched a new online training offering; Autodata Training. The subscription service offers 350 technical training videos. Topics covered include electrical and mechanical fundamentals, advanced diagnostics, plug-in hybrids, pure electric vehicles and ADAS.


New training platform from Delphi

Published:  07 October, 2021

Delphi Technologies has unveiled a new e-learning platform; The Delphi Technologies Academy.


KYB expands online training offering

Published:  14 September, 2021

KYB Europe has updated its website to include more technical and training content.


EV training discount via new bundle launched

Published:  14 September, 2021

An EV training package that works out £299 cheaper than booking courses separately has been launched by Autotech Training.


IMI launches free taster for bitesize learning tools

Published:  05 August, 2021


A partnership between the IMI and cloud-based content and learning management system provider VOCANTO has resulted in the launch of more than 400 PC, tablet and laptop-accessible interactive learning units, covering Light and Electric Vehicle technology, and the organisation is keen for industry professionals to try a free taster.


Bosch launches new training package

Published:  03 August, 2021

Bosch has unveiled a new remote learning package that covers electric and hybrid vehicles, braking and safety systems, modern diesel systems and ADAS calibration.


Eurorepar launches customer service training course

Published:  27 July, 2021

Garages that belong to the Eurorepar Car Service network can now take advantage of an exclusive new customer service training course. The course, available online through the Stellantis Performance Academy, is made up of seven video modules, with each covering a different stage of the customer journey.


DENSO adds spark to e-Learning platform

Published:  06 July, 2021

DENSO has added a new module dedicated to spark plugs to its online e-Learning educational platform.


New hybrid/EV HVAC video from Nissens

Published:  05 July, 2021

With the growing popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles, technicians need to understand that there are differences within their heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, when compared to vehicles powered by traditional technology, and  although contamination of the refrigerant and lubricant mixture can be an issue for both, the flushing process also varies.


Face-to-face: ZF [pro]Tech restarts live training

Published:  30 June, 2021

ZF Aftermarket’s has brought back face-to-face live training. Training courses can be bought from ZF Aftermarket, or at a discounted rate by signing up to membership of ZF [pro]Tech start.


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles promote apprenticeships as take-up falls

Published:  25 June, 2021

With across-the-board 2019/2020 UK apprenticeship starts at a five-year low, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is supporting the search for the next-generation of apprentices.


Pro-Align puts the spirit of wheel alignment in college

Published:  25 June, 2021

Trainee vehicle technicians at Stratford-upon-Avon College will have access to work on Hunter wheel alignment and wheel balancing equipment, supplied by Pro-Align.


Continental plugs in with new EV and hybrid training offering

Published:  04 June, 2021

Continental Automotive and is set to offer a full EV and hybrid training programme from its Birmingham, following the receipt of IMI Centre status.


Dayco release Golf Mk VII wheel bearing fitting video

Published:  20 May, 2021

Dayco has released a wheel bearing installation video for the 2018 VW Golf Mark VII that complements a recent step-by-step guide published by the company.

Commenting on the thinking behind the video Dayco’s National Sales Manager Steve Carolan said: “Despite the fact that wheel bearing replacement is a relatively common task, there is still some confusion among technicians between the different wheel bearing technologies and the fitting procedures that need to be followed to install them correctly. The production of first, the step-by-step guide and now the installation video, is a great way for us to address the differences and demonstrate the best practice procedures that need to be followed to replace wheel bearings with confidence.

“The Dayco range encompasses Generation 1, 2 and 3 technology, as well as bearings integrated into the brake disc, reflecting the current European vehicle parc and providing workshops with the replacement products they need day-to-day.”

Steve added: “Our commitment to support technicians and assist them in the fitting process continues with the wheel bearing kits themselves, which, as well as coming complete with all the necessary ancillary items, such as nuts, bolts, pins or circlips, also include fitting instructions and technical tips that can be viewed via a QR Code on the product packaging, to ensure they are installed correctly and in the most efficient manner.”

To view the video, go to https://youtu.be/jX5aBsD8zhg


Nissens press play on TVX guidance

Published:  20 May, 2021

Nissens has launched a step-by-step video guide on how to correctly diagnose and replace the thermal expansion valve (TXV) in an A/C system.


Garage Gurus: Record demand

Published:  18 May, 2021

More than 32,000 garage mechanics from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have used Tenneco’s Garage Gurus automotive technical education platform, and completed courses through it since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.


Good things come in three: LKQ Euro Car Parts invests to further hybrid training

Published:  12 May, 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has invested in three hybrid vehicles, in response to growing demand for hybrid and EV training courses. Through its AutoEducation Academy, over 1,500 technicians will receive hybrid and EV repair training, with courses available at levels two, three and four. All are included in the IMI’s Tech Safe Scheme.


CSC comes into focus at REPXPERT training session

Published:  12 May, 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team has two more ‘Tea-break training’ sessions coming up, this this time focused on concentric slave cylinder (CSC) replacement.


A breath of fresh A/C: Autotech Training offers IMI-accredited courses

Published:  11 May, 2021

Autotech Training is offering a pair of IMI-accredited A/C courses that also help garages meet F-Gas regulations.


Safety-critical: REPXPERT ‘Tea-break Training’ highlights S&S

Published:  05 May, 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team used its recent online ‘Tea-break training’ sessions held at the end of April to raise awareness about the safety-critical nature of properly functioning steering and suspension systems.


DENSO calls forth the League of True Mechanics

Published:  05 May, 2021

DENSO Aftermarket’s e-learning programme expanded last year and led to the formation of the Europe-wide League of True Mechanics (LOTM) competition. It’s back for 2021, and as well as great prizes, participating technicians can earn an IMI training certificate. too


Nissens launch TVX fitting guide video

Published:  04 May, 2021

Nissens has launched a short video that provides techs with step-by-step guidance on how to correctly diagnose and replace the thermal expansion valve (TXV) in an A/C system.

By watching the video, technicians will learn how to recognise common symptoms of a faulty TXV, how to replace a faulty TXV, and what are the most important A/C service procedures accompanying the replacement.


Bosch: Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Awareness

Published:  04 May, 2021

Bosch has launched a new EV and hybrid online training course. Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Awareness is a non-technical course suited to staff in a wide variety of roles including service managers, front-of-house, parts advisors, drivers, valeters, recovery personnel and others


MOT Annual Training: Bosch offers special deal as 30 April deadline looms

Published:  13 April, 2021

With the 30 April deadline fast approaching for MOT testers to have completed their Annual Training, Bosch is offering its Online - MOT Tester CPD (Class 4 & 7) course at a very special rate of just £49 (exc. VAT).


Snap-on Offers live online training for Fast-Track Intelligent Diagnostics tools

Published:  26 March, 2021

Snap-on will be running a series of live online training sessions in April that will help them get up to speed with their new Fast-Track Intelligent Diagnostics tools, including ZEUS, TRITON-D8 and APOLLO-D8.


Post-pandemic employment law webinar next week

Published:  26 March, 2021

The employment team at law firm Higgs & Sons is hosting ‘Getting Back To Work’ on Tuesday 30 March 30 at 9.30am, a free virtual event entitled that will look at the possible challenges ahead post-pandemic. Issues such as addressing vaccination policy and the potential discrimination risks around it, workplace testing and implementing home or flexible working initiatives will all be on the agenda.

Tim Jones, Head of Employment at Higgs & Sons, said: “We are entering arguably the most uncertain and turbulent period for employment law in recent decades and it’s a hugely relevant subject for all automotive companies. There will be lots of questions for employers to answer in the coming months and it’s vital that they keep on the right side of employment law and associated risks such as discrimination, data protection and general policies and procedures at all times.

“Given the economic fallout of the pandemic, there is a real danger that some businesses will also have to contemplate a restructuring process – particularly when the Furlough scheme ends - which opens up a completely different set of legal issues.

“During the 45-minute webinar, we will be touching on all the major issues and how businesses could be affected before opening up to the floor for a questions and answers session in the final stages.The discussions will be relevant to all automotive business owners, leaders or HR representatives.”


IMI Techsafe EV programme gets big push at Northgate

Published:  19 March, 2021

Vehicle hire firm Northgate is putting 1,500 of its staff through the IMI’s Techsafe EV training programme for vans, with the same number again doing an awareness course, alongside more EV training for apprentices.


Autotech Training launches ADAS course

Published:  18 March, 2021

Autotech Training is now offering one-day IMI-accredited ADAS training for the automotive industry, just ahead ahead of the Insurance Industry Requirements (IRR) coming into force.


LKQ Euro Car Parts launches e-learning suite

Published:  12 March, 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new e-learning suite that covers a wide range of topics, from MOTs and diagnostics to hybrids and EVs, as well as specifics like brakes, electrics, A/C and steering and suspension.


REPXPERT Tea-Break Training takes the biscuit with 250 attendees and more sessions imminent

Published:  20 January, 2021

Schaeffler’s recent REPXPERT Tea-Break Training curriculum instalment,  What’s Hot in Cooling, was attended by more than 250 techs, and more are set to take place as 2021 rolls on.


TechMan runs free webinar training series

Published:  21 December, 2020


COVID-19 and batteries course from GS Yuasa

Published:  18 December, 2020

GS Yuasa have launched a coronavirus-specific training course covering COVID-19 and batteries.


The Garage Inspector: Course dates 2021

Published:  24 November, 2020

The Garage Inspector, Andy Savva, has finalised his courses for 2021. They are now live on The Garage Inspector website. Andy, who is also Brand Ambassador for  VARTA, Philips, REPXPERT and Millers Oils is running courses on four consecutive days next year, including weekends for all dates. These are all one-day courses so delegates can choose which they want to attend, or attend all, and will run with the following order.


IMI launches MOT Training and Assessment for 2021

Published:  30 November, 2020

 The IMI has launched its MOT Training and Assessment package for 2021.


GS Yuasa Academy receives IMI accreditation

Published:  30 November, 2020

 Online battery training platform GS Yuasa Academy has received IMI accreditation, giving users who complete all courses the chance to become full members of the IMI.


Autotech invests to drive up EV training

Published:  30 November, 2020

A new EV training initiative has been launched by Autotech Training, the training arm of Autotech Recruit. By the end of 2021 every contractor working full-time within Autotech Recruit’s network of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers will be trained to a minimum Level 2 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle IMI standard.


Feel Light: HELLA video highlighting website

Published:  29 October, 2020

In order to increase traffic to its HELLA TECH WORLD website, and following a positive response to its ‘Sexy Products. Sexy Moves’ video in 2018, HELLA, has launched its new ‘Feel Light’ workshop video.


Snap-on launches free APOLLO D-8 training modules online

Published:  28 October, 2020

Snap-on has released a series of free online training modules to help technicians make the most of the new APOLLO-D8 scan tool.


Snap-on reiterates commitment to training

Published:  28 September, 2020


With opportunities for technical training limited during the Coronavirus crisis, Snap-on has reiterated its commitment to automotive industry skills development with a range of new online materials.


Schaeffler adds wheel bearing training video

Published:  28 September, 2020

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT workshop support programme has been bolstered with a new video for front and rear wheel bearing replacement on a 2012 Ford Fiesta.


Training: Big shift in use of e-learning tools

Published:  06 July, 2020

 COVID-19 has supercharged the shift to e-learning, with figures from the IMI showing a 60% increase in the take-up of digital courses being taken between March and June.


DENSO webinars go large

Published:  06 July, 2020

DENSO’s webinar programme is continuing to expand, with two more sessions on air conditioning and thermal management on the slate for July, and three further dates for oxygen sensors scheduled for later in the month. Spark plugs will be coming in August too as the number of product categories covered grows.


IMI webinar programme available for viewing

Published:  22 June, 2020


DENSO launches free A/C webinars

Published:  11 June, 2020

DENSO has launched a series of free air conditioning and thermal management webinars online. The online training sessions will provide hands-on tips, ahead of the busy A/C season.


Turbo tip videos from Melett

Published:  28 May, 2020

 Melett has launched series of educational technical videos to illustrate common turbocharger failures, and to provide advice on how to prevent future issues.


Automotive training to continue via new Framework

Published:  28 May, 2020

 Automotive staff undertaking training, including apprentices, will be able to complete their courses, despite COVID-19, following the release of an Extraordinary Regulatory Framework by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).



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