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Our Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Bootcamp is aimed at upskilling and building on sector-specific skills within the automotive industry.

Our Hybrid Electric Automotive Training (HEAT) facility at Blackburn College has the latest technology and training equipment for supporting electrical/hybrid teaching and upskilling those who are currently working within the motor vehicle industry.

The Skills Bootcamp will include:

  • Tour of our HEAT facilities
  • IMI Level 1 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness
  • IMI Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness:
  • IMI L3 module – Service and Repair on Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Component Removal and Replacement

Note: There will be online electronic distance learning content to be undertaken away from the planned sessions

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Evening courses

Mondays: 5th June to 7th August 2023
Times: 6pm to 9pm

Mondays: 30th October 2023 to 15th January 2024
Times: 6pm to 9pm

For more information or to book on to a Skills Bootcamp please email

adult student working on engine of electric car

Daytime Course

Fridays: 8th September 2023 to 20th October 2023
Times: 9am to 5pm

For more information or to book on to a Skills Bootcamp please email


Our Skills Bootcamps are aimed at people in the industry to upskill and achieve a recognised motor vehicle qualification designed by employers. You may be eligible to join a Skills Bootcamp in Lancashire if you:

  • Are aged 19 or over
  • Live in Lancashire, including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool*
  • Have lived in the UK for 3 or more years, or you are a qualifying refugee
  • Can commit the time to complete, and have a real desire to increase your earnings
  • Be employed within the automotive industry

Part -funded for Individuals

The cost for the employers is:

SMEs must contribute 10% of course = £122.90
Larger businesses must contribute 30% of the course = £368.69

  • Ofsted Good
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.