Bosch offers hybrid and EV training

Bosch offers hybrid and EV training

Hear from Bosch about its hybrid and electric vehicle training courses that are available at every level.

Electric vehicle training in the independent sector has certainly increased significantly over the last 12 months, with many workshop staff enrolling on these programmes; Bosch has seen an exponential rise in demand for its electric vehicle and hybrid course offerings.

The shortage of EV-trained staff in the independent aftermarket has been well-documented and whilst this may seem a challenge to many aftermarket workshop businesses, there is a substantial opportunity for the independent sector, with a relatively small investment required to gain the relevant qualifications needed to accommodate these vehicles.

The trend towards alternatively powered vehicles is now impossible to ignore. However, for many, this may feel like stepping way outside of their comfort zones and education in this area is both essential and positively encouraged.

Bosch training courses

Bosch offer a comprehensive solution, with a complete suite of hybrid and electric vehicle training courses available to suit all needs and requirements, ranging from essential EV knowledge and awareness, right up to fully-qualified ‘expert’ technician at Level 4 IMI – the highest level of qualification currently available.

During the Covid-restricted times of the last couple of years, much of this training was adapted for online attendance, with the courses adopting Bosch’s unique virtual classroom and blended learning delivery methods. However, the desire is now very much in favour of face-to-face learning and Bosch have their complete portfolio of training, including EV courses, available once again as classroom sessions at their dedicated training locations across the UK and in Ireland.

For those staff wishing to gain an overview of electric and hybrid vehicles, Bosch offer an informative half-day HEV awareness module, encompassing the technology and safety precautions. With the course being suitable for all staff members within the business, including front of house, drivers, valeters and technicians alike, it’s the perfect launch platform for workshop owners and employees wishing to gain an insight into the realms of electric vehicles. The course (code VSH22-VC) is available as an online ‘virtual classroom’ module and can also be run as face-to-face training for companies wishing to equip their staff with this knowledge.

Technicians looking to gain a recognised qualification which will enable them to work on electric vehicles, can enrol onto the combined level 2 & 3 IMI accredited course (code VSH267). This runs as three-day face-to- face training (including IMI assessment) at all of Bosch’s training locations. It’s also available as a two-day online blended learning course, with the IMI face-to-face assessment taking place later, at a choice of one of the Bosch training centres.

Those technicians wishing to become fully-fledged experts in EV will be pleased to know that Bosch have recently launched a brand new face-to-face IMI Level 4 training course in EV systems technology. This qualification contains the knowledge and skills required to carry out diagnosis and repairs on live high voltage vehicle electrical components and associated systems, whilst working safely. It is the highest level of qualification currently available.

Courses available

  • VSH22: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Awareness (Level 1) face-to-face or Online/Virtual Classroom – 4 hours
  • VSH267: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems (IMI Levels 2 & 3 Combined) Face-to-face, or Blended Learning – 3 days
  • VSH28: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems (IMI Level 4) Face-to-face, or Blended Learning – 3.5 days

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