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The Locktronics automotive range has been designed to meet the requirements of automotive engineering course standards set by the IMI, City & Guilds and BTEC. The range is split into three levels, basic, intermediate and advanced and is ideal for automotive technicians to gain a good understanding of electrics, circuits and circuit fault finding, moving through to more complex solutions for understanding of ECUs and CAN bus in vehicles. Locktronics is used and endorsed by many of the world's most prestigious automotive manufacturers as a platform for simplifying automotive electrics to complete novices and advanced technicians alike.

Find out more about our curriculum mapping and the levels of UK education.

Level 1,2

Picture of AC Principles for Automotive Technicians solution (DIN)

This course provides an introduction to AC electrical principles that underpins many automotive units. A comprehensive set of curriculum worksheets and supporting documentation deliver experiments to ...

Picture of Automotive combination kit

This custom combined kit includes the components necessary for delivery of learning objectives from the LK8222, LK7444 and LK4221 kits.  Contact us to find out more.


Picture of An introduction to digital electronics solution

This course covers the basics of digital electronics, a core topic in modern automotive electrical technology. In doing so, it supports the delivery of a range of automotive units. It focuses on th...

Picture of An introduction to motors, generators and hybrid

This solution allows students to investigate the electrical principles behind motors and generators and is designed to support the teaching of a range of automotive units. Students who need to unde...

Picture of Electricity, magnetism and materials V2

This kit provides a comprehensive range of practical assignments into electricity and magnetism and is ideal for those who are studying science and electricity within a wide variety of academic or ...

Level 3

Picture of Hybrid automotive principles on engineering panel (DIN)

The Hybrid demonstrator includes a Hybrid engine, a battery and an Electronic Control Unit, several meters showing power flow between the units, a brake switch and a potentiometer mimicking the accele...

Picture of CAN bus systems and operation solution with engineering panel

This kit allows a fully functioning CAN bus system, mimicking vehicle operation, to be set up using 4 panel-based MIAC Electronics Control Units representing Instrument panel, Front ECU, Powertrain...

Picture of CAN bus systems and operation solution

This kit allows a fully functioning CAN bus system, mimicking vehicle operation, to be set up using 4 MIAC Electronics Control Units representing Instrument panel, Front ECU, Powertrain control, an...

Picture of Sensors and control in automotive applications solutions

This solution provides an introduction to the role of an Electronic Control Unit. Students use a number of prewritten programs for the MIAC Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to enable them to construct...

Picture of Cutaway vehicle engines

There are many different petrol and diesel engines available, including Toyota, Mazda, Fiat and BMW.  Some models are moved by hand and some are fitted with a low power electric motor which tu...

Picture of Cutaway vehicle chassis

These vehicles include a full cutaway engine as well as fully working electrical systems, with simulated dashboard, that allow you to explain a huge variety of topics on vehicles.

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"Having used the Student Automotive kits for over 15 years, I have found them to be an excellent teaching and instructional aid in giving our students a better understanding of Basic Electrical principles.

We have recently purchased the CAN bus Locktronics kits from Matrix to reflect the more complex systems now being introduced to our vehicles. This has allowed us to better structure our courses.

Increasing the practical content when using these kits, has a distinct advantage in that it gives our students more of a hands on approach to these new technologies.

Being able to construct and test a CAN network using the Locktronics kits, they find it easier to understand the principles and operation of Multiplex systems, when they are applied to our vehicles.

The new kits allow us to simulate all these systems on a table top, which certainly has the benefit in that all the students are involved at the same time."

Kevan Woodier


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