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Introduction to Motor Vehicle


Do you have an interest in cars and want to learn more about them? If the answer is yes, then this is the course for you. The course is designed to give you an introduction to some basic maintenance procedures, requred to maintain the safe running of a household car.

You will gain hands on experience in our state of the art garage, where you will learn how to safely carry out some basic servicing and repair tasks such as changing your spare wheel, checking your fluid levels, making sure your car is safe and prepared for winter and summer driving.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course just an interest to attend and learn about cars.

Start dates and fees

The course starts on Monday 26 April 2021.

  • If you are 19+ and unemployed and receiving relevant benefit – course is Free
  • If you are 19+ not receiving benefit the course will cost you £75

How long is the course?

The course is 3 hours per week, from 5.30-8.30pm on Monday evenings for 7 weeks (a total of 21 hours).

How will I be assessed?

There are no formal assessments for this course.

What does the course lead to?

The course will provide you with some of the skills and knowledge that will help you to make an informed decision on your future progress. You will be able to discuss your next steps with your tutors.

What will I study?

You will learn to work safely in our modern garage, where you will gain practical hands on experience in basic home maintenance techniques, including:

  • Changing wheels
  • Checking tyres for road worthiness and legality
  • Changing bulbs and fuses
  • Checking fluid levels such as engine oil, brakes and power steering, topping up where necessary

You will be able to ask our friendly, experienced tutors those burning questions that you always wanted to know the answers to.

What can I go on to study?

You can go on to study other higher level motor vehicle courses which will further develop you knowledge and skills within the industry:

  • Level 1 Award in Motor Vehicle
  • Level 2 Award in Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Safety
  • Level 2 diploma in Light Vehicle Repair and Maintenance
  • Level 3 diploma in Light Vehicle Repair and Maintenance

How do I apply?

You can apply directly by contacting the customer enquiries team on 0808 100 3626


Next steps

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