LKQ Euro Car Parts has published the 2022 course schedule for its LKQ Academy, in what is set to be its busiest year for training yet.
The programme includes more hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) training dates than ever before, with the parts supplier committing to upskilling at least 3,000 technicians over the next 12 months, increasing on its commitment from 2021.
This includes 2,400 training places for level three, and 600 places for level four, all of which are part of the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) TechSafeTM scheme.
Bob Wiffen, workshop solutions director at LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “Our focus is on helping garages to continue to run successful, competitive businesses that are sustainable in the face of ever-changing technology, both now and in the future.
“Ensuring they have access to the latest knowledge, skills and training is critical to this, so they can maximise revenue from every vehicle that comes through their workshop doors, and build customer loyalty by delivering outstanding service every time.”
Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI said: “The ambitions of LKQ Euro Car Parts are tremendously exciting to see.
“We have been saying for several years that investment and commitment is crucial right across the automotive sector to ensure the UK can meet its decarbonisation targets, with a workforce that is appropriately skilled.
“According to our latest data we will need 90,000 qualified technicians to work on electric vehicles by 2030 and LKQ’s plan to upskill at least 3,000 technicians in 2022 alone will play an important role in meeting that goal.”
LKQ Academy forms part of the LKQ Euro Car Parts workshop solutions division, which oversees the provision of training and equipment to the independent aftermarket.
An extensive range of courses is available to suit technicians of all levels, along with 10 free-of-charge skills tests so users can assess their knowledge and build a bespoke training plan to support their development.
In-person courses run across LKQ Academy’s 30 UK training centres, alongside a full suite of e-learning programmes, allowing technicians to learn in the way that suits them best.
Signing up for LKQ Academy is free.
Courses can be completed and paid for on a one-off basis, or unlimited access with a 12-month gold membership costs £1,499 which can be paid for over 12 months.
All programmes are fully accredited by the IMI and City & Guilds.
LKQ Academy works with some of biggest names in training – whose courses are included in the gold membership: Bosch, T10, Andy Savva, Pro Moto, LUK, ZF, Our Virtual Academy, Nissens, Electude and Bridgestone.