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Train to become an electric and hybrid expert in the new Automotive Training Centre at South Staffordshire College

January 2023

Yellow electric Toyota Yaris in Automotive Training Centre

There’s no better time to start your career in Electric Vehicle repair and maintenance. With 1.8 million electric vehicles sold in the UK, but only 10% of vehicle technicians qualified to work on these vehicles, these skills are in high demand. Learn the tricks of the trade in the brand-new Automotive Training Centre at South Staffordshire College.

Following a bid to the Strategic Development Fund, the college successfully received £300,000 investment to develop the specialist training centre, which will be based at Rodbaston College in Penkridge.

The Automotive Training Centre will be equipped with state-of-the-art Lucas-Nülle training equipment and electric vehicles. The centre will also be equipped with virtual reality (VR) with a bespoke package of content being created by Focus XR, which is the first of its kind and will allow a fully immersive and hands-on learning experience.

The Automotive Training Centre will deliver electric and hybrid vehicle training courses from level 1 to level 3 (over one to three days) which are accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry. The Automotive Training Centre will also deliver full-time motor vehicle courses for school leavers which have been running at Rodbaston College for a number of years. To find out about the courses on offer please visit our Automotive Training Centre webpage.

The college is excited to officially open the Automotive Training Centre based at Rodbaston College in the next few weeks with an exclusive event specifically for motor vehicle trade professionals. If you’d like your company to attend the event for a tour of the facilities and to find out more about electric and hybrid training for your team, please book your place here.

Andy Cartwright, Faculty Director for Technology, Business and Service Industries said “With companies such as Jaguar Land Rover moving completely away from the combustion engine we must train existing and new motor vehicle technicians how to safely repair hybrid and electric vehicle. Our new Automotive Training center will enable technicians and mechanics to work on vehicles into the next decade and beyond”

Alan Handy, Curriculum Manager for Motor Vehicle said “We are excited to bring Electric/Hybrid vehicle training to South Staffordshire College, this will enhance our offer of automotive training. We have some of the very best training equipment and ground breaking teaching technology to give our learners real hands on experience whilst working in a safe environment. With an increased number of electric/hybrid vehicles now being seen in vehicle workshops it is essential to train current and future technicians to meet the skills gap”.