E-Automotive - Light Vehicle Electrical and Transmission Systems

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This highly interactive virtual reality based e-learning is developed in alignment with units from Level 2 of The Institute of the Motor Industry's National Occupational Standards for Maintenance & Repair - Light Vehicle. It also looks at sustainability, health and safety and vehicle inspection in an interesting and visually engaging manner.

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This highly interactive virtual reality based e-learning is designed to enhance your understanding of the fundamentals of the Electrical and Transmission systems of a light vehicle. It is developed in alignment with units from Level 2 of The Institute of the Motor Industry's National Occupational Standards for Maintenance & Repair - Light Vehicle. It also looks at sustainability, health and safety and vehicle inspection in an interesting and visually engaging manner.

This unique e-learning programme uses visually rich 2D and 3D graphics/animation, audio, video, text and interactive quizzes to engage learners and increase knowledge retention. The programmes can be used to expand knowledge and understanding within the classroom or for personal study at home, enabling learners to engage with the content and learn at their own pace and in their own time. 

As well as providing a real cost saving on materials, the programme enables tutors to track learners progress so comprehension can be monitored.

The main objectives of the programme are:

  • Providing accessible training in different areas of the automotive industry
  • Bridging the gap between classroom based and practical based learning
  • Providing a concentrated set of improvement learning modules
  • Enabling learners to gain new skills and qualifications more effectively
  • Improving functional skills and awareness of sustainability issues within the industry
  • Promoting health and safety in the industry
  • Encouraging training and continuous professional development


The eAutomotive programme enables learners to gain confidence and build their skills set in a wide range of subject areas before engaging in practical tasks:

  • Key health and safety requirements relevant to the automotive environment
  • Light vehicle electrical and electronic principles
  • How light vehicle batteries, starter motors, charging systems and alternators operate
  • How light vehicle lighting systems operate
  • How light vehicle auxiliary electrical systems operate
  • How light vehicle transmission and driveline systems operate
  • How light vehicle clutch systems operate
  • How light vehicle manual gearbox systems operate
  • How to carry out routine light vehicle inspection


The programme consists of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Health & Safety
    Introduction, Health and Safety at Work Act, PPE, Safety Signs, COSHH, Substances Hazardous to Health, Working at Heights (Make relative to automotive), Basic First-Aid, Manual Handling, Risk Assessments, Fire Protection, Electrical Safety, End Test. 
  • Module 2: Electrical Principles
    Introduction, Current Voltage and Resistance, OHM’s Law & Resistance Calcs, The Effects of Current Flow, Principles of Motors, Vehicle Circuits, Electrical Symbols, Circuit Faults, Setup and use of Meters, Wiring Diagrams, Summary, End Test. 
  • Module 3: Engine Electrical
    Introduction, Batteries, Battery Testing, Starter Motors – Inertia Types, Starter Motors – Pre-Engage, Starter Motor Testing, Charging Systems, Alternators, Alternator Testing, Summary, End Test. 
  • Module 4: Lighting Systems
    Introduction, Why we need lights, Lighting System Overview, Side Lights, Tail Lights, Head Lights, Indicators, Hazards, Brake Lights, Fog & Spot Lights, Interior Lights, Fault Finding, Summary, End Test.
  • Module 5: Auxiliary Systems
    Introduction, Auxiliary Systems Overview, Wiper Systems (Detailed), Security And Alarm Systems (Overview), Comfort And Convenience Systems (Detailed), Communication Systems (Overview), Electric Window Systems (Detailed), Monitoring And Instrumentation Systems (Overview), Fault Finding, Summary, End Test.
  • Module 6: Transmission Layout & Drive Line
    Introduction, Transmission Overview, Front-Wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive, Four-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive, 4WD vs AWD, Summary, End Test. 
  • Module 7: Clutches, Fly Wheel and Mechanism
    Introduction, Purpose of a Clutch, Clutch Components (detailed), Clutch Operation (detailed), Clutch Linkage (detailed), Fault Finding, Clutch Replacement, Summary, End Test. 
  • Module 8: Gearbox
    Introduction, Why do we need a gearbox, Gear Types and Sets, Gear Ratios, Constant Mesh Gearbox (Synchromesh) (detailed), Gear Selection, Transaxle, Maintenance, Fault Diagnosis, Summary, End Test.
  • Module 9: Vehicle Inspection
    Introduction, Vehicle Protection Equipment, Pre Work Inspection, Post Work Inspection, Pre Delivery Inspection, Summary, End Test.
  • Module 10: Pre MOT inspection
    Introduction, Current MOT Standards & Legislation, What’s included in an MOT Test, Vehicle Interior, Vehicle Exterior, Under Bonnet, Underside Vehicle, Summary, End Test. 
  • E-Practical Scenarios
    4x Interactive 3D virtual reality scenarios.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • PC only - Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Internet Explorer 8 (or above)
  • Single 2GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 pixel screen resolution
  • Sound card and speakers/headphones
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Broadband Internet Connection*

*An active internet connection is only required to install any software plug-ins that may be required. 

Internet Browser Requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Pop-ups enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 8+*
  • Unity Web Player*

*The programme automatically checks that the required software is installed on learner's system and will display installation instructions if required.

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