Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest if you are 16–19 and have a keen interest in the Motorcycle industry. Completion of this course can act as a pathway to a Level 2 Motorcycle qualification or one of the many varied interesting automotive options. This would also act as an excellent route into employment.

What does the course involve?

What will I study on the course?

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
  • Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
  • Motorcycle construction
  • Routine maintenance motorcycle chassis systems
  • Motorcycle engines
  • Motorcycle transmission systems
  • Motorcycle electrical and electronic systems
  • Motorcycle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Introduction to low carbon technologies in the automotive industry.

What makes this course special?

Grade 1 Outstanding training facility

The Outstanding facility offers learners a dynamic and vibrant place to learn. You will be trained in this state-of-the-art environment to cope with the increasing complexity of the modern motorcycle. The experienced team will enhance your skills through a range of practical workshop sessions, educational trips and visits and classroom sessions. You will work with modern components and equipment in line with the Motorcycle industry.

The college has also received the following awards and accolades:

  • Beacon Award Winner – Responsiveness to Employers
  • OFSTED/ALI  Inspection Grade 1 – Outstanding
  • Manufacture designated facility for Modern Apprenticeship training – Ford
  • Institute of the Motor Industry Training Centre of the Year
  • Body Shop of the Year
  • Apprentice  of the Year (Institute of the Motor Industry)
  • Student of the Year (Institute of the Motor Industry)
  • Winners of Sports and GT championship in Motor Sport

Trips and visits

Your course tutor will arrange a series of educational and team-building events. These exciting visits are both an educational and cultural experience that has become an important part of studying at Bridgwater College. These will include trips to motor shows, motorcycle race events, trade shows and karting competitions. You may also get the opportunity to participate in the European learning module in which you can apply to study a related module in Finland, Lithuania, Denmark, Holland and Spain with one of our partner colleges supported by European funding.

Entry Requirements

The subject lecturers will like to meet with you to discuss any previous qualifications, some of which may include; your GCSE grades, prior course or college qualifications.  The informal discussion will also allow you to discuss your hobbies, interests and motivations.

What are the assessment methods?

The qualification is achieved by demonstrating that you are both practically and theoretically competent. This ensures a good all-round ability. Your practical evidence will be developed in the College workshops throughout the year. The theory is assessed by sitting online assessments and a series of assignments, set throughout the year and assessed by your tutors.

How long is the course?

The course is run over one academic year.

What are the progression options?

Completion of this course can act as a pathway to a Level 2 Motorcycle qualification or one of the many varied interesting automotive options. This would also act as an excellent route into employment.

Further Information