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Lincoln College – leading the automotive green revolution

November 11 2021

As world leaders gather to negotiate carbon emission reductions at COP 26 – Lincoln College has been promoting green automotive advances and showcasing its new Institute of Technology facilities.

The Automotive Team at Lincoln College hosted a range of expert employers to help inspire staff and students to get involved in emerging green and safety technologies.

The College’s automotive expert and Technical Teaching Fellow for the Education and Training Foundation, Pete Jackson, said the College held the key to plugging skills gaps in industry.

“Things started to change rapidly after the 1997 COP 3 in Kyoto when world leaders agreed to reduce CO2 outputs by 8 per cent,” he said.

“This is when engineers started to increase the computer control of engines and to introduce systems designed to reduce exhaust emissions. Interestingly, it was the same year as the introduction of the Toyota Prius – the first mass-produced petrol/Hybrid car.

“That's also when our team at Lincoln College also realised we would need to adapt.

“The industry is now evolving and breakneck speed. Our need to rapidly reduce petrol and diesel vehicles and replace them with electric and hydrogen alternatives is exposing critical skills gaps.

“The industry needs technicians qualified to a higher level in electric vehicle technologies, assisted and autonomous vehicle technologies like ADAS and even cyber security due to the fact that cars have now joined the internet of things. All of this means even the MOT Test needs to adapt and those administering it need to upskill.

“That’s why, via our Institute of Technology, we have invested heavily in this area and now offer a range of courses in these emerging technologies to those currently in the industry and those beginning their training after school.”

This week’s event featured a series of workshops and employer demonstrations from Chief Roy Racing, James Staveley and Dayco.

Find out more about Lincoln College Automotive courses:

Courses for those working in the industry:

Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Level 1 - Part-Time

Certificate in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Level 1 - Part-Time

Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities Level 2 - Part-Time

Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement Level 3 - Part Time

Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies Level 4 - Part-Time

Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 4 - Part-Time


School-leaver courses:

Automotive Programme Level 1

Automotive Programme Level 2

Automotive Programme Level 3

Check our apprenticeship vacancies here

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