IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement

Students on this course could be eligible for funding help through Welsh Government's Personal Learning Accounts (PLAs). A PLA allows you to access free training on selected courses, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. Check out our PLA page to see if you can apply.

Course Overview

This course is specifically designed to cover all aspects of Hybrid/Electrically Propelled Technology. Covering the basic procedures of safety in handling High Voltage systems through to content that looks at in depth on how the Propulsion and Re-Generation system is controlled. Along with the management of the Inverter power unit, a thorough understanding of Battery management and how information is used to maximize the efficiency of the system will be gained.

Other subjects covered include High Voltage AirConditioning compressors, DC-DC Converters, PTC Heater assemblies along with high pressure hydraulic braking systems and the management between conventional braking and regeneration braking balance. Suitable for Technicians carrying out repairs and replacement of Hybrid/Electrically Propelled HV components.

Subjects Covered 

  • Terminology 
  • Types of Hybrid/EV layouts 
  • Operational conditions 
  • Auto-Stop Systems 
  • Construction and function of Hybrid systems • Handling Hybrid components and safety procedures 
  • Construction and function of Electrically propelled/Hybrid systems 
  • Safe Shut-down procedures and Methods of electrical measurement 
  • Construction and function of components Identification of Control units, components and motor assembly – Practical (Subject to hardware availability) 
  • Battery construction and operation 
  • Brushless Motor Construction and operation • 3-Phase principles 
  • Motor control 
  • Electrical Regeneration 
  • Inverter Voltage rectification and regulation

Entry Requirements

You must be a qualified light vehicle diagnostic/master technician, Technical trainer/instructor, Automotive engineer and designer.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered over 2 days in our workshop in Tycoch Campus.

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