Our Virtual Academy: Online Technical Training During Covid-19

The Parts Alliance is offering an alternative option for technicians wishing to develop their skills and knowledge during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

They have partnered with specialist online training provider ‘Our Virtual Academy’ to provide customers with the opportunity to train remotely.

Customers that register will have access to an ever-growing list of over 175 courses, covering a wide variety of topics including Engine Management (Petrol and Diesel), Hybrid & AV, Air Conditioning and Vehicle Electrics.

All the courses conclude with a test, enabling users to quickly assess their comprehension of each course. Courses can be revisited as frequently as required, making it easy to brush-up on any areas that need further understanding.

To help those workshop owners that would like to prepare for the future, but face lower revenues over the coming weeks, The Parts Alliance has arranged an exclusive reduced price 3-month subscription. There are two levels available, a single user subscription for £85 (excluding VAT) and a multi-user subscription for £115 (excluding VAT) in total.

The multi-user plan is ideal for garage owners that would like to provide training for all their technicians, as it allows up to 5 technicians, including themselves, to be enrolled under the same subscription, with the garage owner having full visibility of how their team are progressing.


About Our Virtual Academy

Designed for all levels, from Apprentices to master technicians. Our comprehensive approach to training means we go into significant depth with our courses, covering – How it works, Data list values, scope patterns, diagnostic techniques and much more.

Benefits for your workshop include:
– Better understanding speeds up diagnosis in workshops
– Cost-effective training/budget savings
– Builds employee loyalty
– Improved knowledge retention over face-to-face training
– Can be scheduled into working week causing less disruption
​- Up to 8 IMI CPD points can be logged per hour of training

“We wanted to provide our customers with an accessible training option during Covid-19, which is why we’ve approached Our Virtual Academy to provide a reduced 3-month subscription plan that’s only available to Parts Alliance customers”, explains Simon Moore, Head of Marketing. “We’re committed to supporting our customers during these challenging times.

“It’s a time of great uncertainty but we do believe some garage technicians will find themselves with more time available to develop their technical knowledge than might be possible when workshops are full.”

Customers interested in subscribing to Our Virtual Academy should contact their nearest Parts Alliance branch.