Is this course right for me?
If you love cars and mechanics and would love to pursue a career in the Motor Vehicle industry, here you can learn in our realistic garage working on real cars. You will gain the technical skills and experience you need to succeed in a fast-growing industry as a motor mechanic.
The course is designed to engage & motivate learners who are interested in learning about the automotive industry. The qualification is a pathway to the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance.
We have high professional standards and expectations of our learners and expect excellent attendance, punctuality and the wearing of PPE to ensure you thrive on your course!
This course includes online exams and ongoing practical assessments. Lessons can consist of lectures, discussions, independent research, online tests and individual and group practical tasks and prepares you with skills and knowledge in a variety of topics that will prepare you for the next level of education or a job in the Automotive field. You will need to attend 2 college evenings per week (6pm - 9pm).
Areas of study could include: Light Vehicle Maintenance Cylinder head removal & re-fit Steering Suspension Braking Systems Transmission & Clutch Systems Engineering Skills
What options are there after completing this course?
You can progress onto Level 3 Diploma in vehicle maintenance after completing the Level 2 Diploma. Alternatively you could seek employment in the Automotive industry as a Tyre Technician, Fast Fit Technician, Light Vehicle Service Technician or Advanced Apprentice.
You will be required to purchase your own PPE kit that must consist of; Overalls, steel toe capped work boots, pens, paper and a USB memory stick are essential purchases. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings
Your course will be taught at the Motor Vehicle Luton Road Campus but may be required to travel to our main campus in Kingsway, Dunstable for exams and other lessons.
Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.
We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish which you can see here (link). We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.