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Schaeffler announces double clutch system training courses

Schaeffler has added three new dates to its ever-expanding double clutch training calendar.

Kicking off at the Tool Connection training centre in Southam on 26th-27th April, the IMI approved two-day course addresses the design, operation and repair of both the dry and wet clutch systems for all popular Volkswagen Group DSG gearbox applications.

Schaeffler says it is designed to encourage and empower professional technicians, and the owners of their workshop, to confidently take on semi-automatic double clutch servicing and repair jobs without the need to send them to a ‘specialist’.

The second course takes place at Coleg Sir Gar in Pibwrlwyd, Wales on 6th-7th June, and the third back at Tool Connection in Southam on 7th-8th November.

Two further events and venues are in the pipeline for later in the year, Schaeffler adds.

“Although the main purpose of the training is to give technicians the knowledge and confidence to undertake VAG double clutch system replacement using our LuK 2CT repair solutions”, explains Schaeffler technical services manager, Alistair Mason, “it also allows us to explain the many other ways in which Schaeffler and the REPXPERT platform can help them work more efficiently.

“The two days follow the same format, with day one covering dry clutch systems and day two covering wet. Each day starts with an overview of the double clutch system, followed by the theory behind the clutch and mechatronics.

“We then move onto a practical removal and installation before looking into the common issues that can affect the three main elements: gearbox, mechatronics and clutch.”

The training, which includes lunch and refreshments on both days plus IMI certification, costs £349 + VAT per person.

Schaeffler says that due to the popularity of the courses, and the highly intensive training method, spaces are extremely limited, so those wishing to take part should click here to register.

“If you have difficulty booking your place online, please email the REPXPERT team at and they will book a place on your behalf, or look at alternative dates and venues, maybe via our distributor partner networks,” Mason adds.