Automotive lecturer powers ahead with electric vehicle training
Ayrshire College’s Motor Vehicle lecturer David Hay has been powering up his knowledge of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) at a training initiative held at New College Lanarkshire.
The Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) Automotive Training Network recently held a training programme for automotive lecturers across Scotland to achieve the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement.
The ESP is a collaboration of Scotland’s colleges and industry partners aiming to increase the country’s capacity to deliver the right skills for the energy, engineering and construction sectors to meet industry demand. The Automotive Training Network was set up in 2016 to specifically address needs in the automotive industry – including low carbon transport.
The training will ensure Scotland’s automotive educators are at the forefront of latest developments in low carbon transport, supporting the Scottish Government’s aim of phasing out new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.
Sponsored by Transport Scotland, the training was delivered by New College Lanarkshire Lecturer Neil McIntosh.
Glyn Evans, External Quality Assurer from the Institute of the Motor Industry, said: “I am very impressed with the presentation, set up and the attention to detail in which Neil has went to, giving participants a better and improved knowledge, understanding and practical abilities of electric/hybrid vehicles and systems – which is now essential learning in automotive education.”
As well as David from Ayrshire College, three motor vehicle lecturers from West College Scotland completed the three-day training session.
The group worked through the qualification, which introduces electric/hybrid vehicle technology including the safety requirements of working on these types of vehicles, repair procedures and the technology’s effect on other vehicle systems.
David Hay, Motor Vehicle lecturer at Ayrshire College, said “It was a privilege for me to take part in this training. Electric/hybrid vehicles will be the future of the motor vehicle industry so it’s important for us as a college to be upskilling in this area, so that we can pass on our knowledge to the students and therefore to the trade.”
15 May 2019