GS Yuasa launches free online COVID-19 and battery training for workshops

Course aims to help garages combat rise of battery failure as a result of reduced lockdown usage

GS Yuasa has launched a coronavirus-specific training course covering COVID-19 and batteries.

The course, which has been compiled as part of the battery manufacturer’s award-winning training platform GS Yuasa Academy, consists of four short modules and takes less than ten minutes to complete.

In that time, users will learn what causes a vehicle battery to fail, how to assess a potential warranty claim and the importance of battery care.

It comes in response to a significant rise in battery failure as a consequence of vehicles being off the road as a result of the UK’s coronavirus restrictions.

As well as providing timely, COVID-specific advice, the course also acts as a taster for those not familiar with the battery manufacturer’s training platform.

A must for anyone working with batteries, GS Yuasa Academy features over 20 dynamic courses.

All of which provide a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise bringing a wide range of benefits.

These include additional battery sales opportunities, faster fitting and a reduction in returns.

Ian Newham, training manager at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd said: “As the effects the UK’s coronavirus restrictions have had on vehicle batteries continue to make themselves known, we’re keen to ensure distributors, workshops and garages are armed with the necessary training to keep the nation’s motorists moving.

“We understand not everyone can take a day out or travel for a training day, which is why we have developed the Academy, and specifically this course, to ensure comprehensive battery training is available to all.

“GS Yuasa Academy is a purpose-built training platform that allows users to pick up or pause their learning as and when time allows.

“Topics are broken down into bite-sized modules with downloadable support materials available to encourage learning at an individual’s own pace, wherever, whenever.”

Launched last year, the battery training platform has recently become the first to receive both Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and CPD accreditation.

Users who successfully complete all GS Yuasa Academy courses are eligible to apply for full IMI certification and membership through the platform.

All GS Yuasa Academy course certificates carry the CPD logo and count towards professional development CPD points.

These can prove to employers and professional bodies that users have kept their skills and knowledge up to date with industry standards.

To access the free GS Yuasa COVID-19 and Batteries course, select ‘more details’ below.

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