Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre

Who is the course for?

This course is for school and college leavers (16-19 year olds) who wish to join the automotive industry. Individuals (who are not employed in the industry) who want the opportunity to develop occupational knowledge and carry out practical tasks.

What does the course involve?

The learning programme involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the essential knowledge and skills required by today's motorcycle repair industry. Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a motorcycle garage.

Topics include:

Health and Safety Practices, Tools, Equipment and Materials, Motorcycle Maintenance, Internal Engine Systems, Fuel, Ignition, Air and Exhaust System, Motorcycle Preparation and Inspection, Wheels, tyres, steering, suspension, braking, transmission and electrical and electronic systems.

Functional Skills/GCSE are a compulsory part of all full time study programs. Students set targets to improve their skills and gain qualifications, in English and Maths. The Functional Skills/GCSE’s and levels taken are based on initial assessment and previous GCSE results.

What makes this course special?

Brand new dedicated motorcycle workshops, tools, equipment and motorcycles which include a range of 125cc, 250cc and 650cc motorbikes to practice and improve your skills on. Highly experienced course tutor who has a wealth of knowledge in the motorcycle repair, maintenance and drag bike industry.

 Educational trips to motorcycle museums and industry shows.

Placements/Work Placements

The Bridgwater College Advantage will support you to become:

  • An independent learner
  • Build confidence
  • Effective communicator
  • High aspirations
  • Employment ready

You will be expected to work towards gaining work experience in an industry related company as part of your course and studies.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed a Level 1 (or equivalent) in an automotive related qualification or can demonstrate experience and knowledge in the motorcycle industry. Suitability and acceptance onto the course will be discussed at an interview.

What are the assessment methods?

The learner’s knowledge and skills are assessed using a combination of methods including:

  • practical skills assessments in a motor cycle workshop environment
  • written knowledge assessments
  • assignments and course work
  • online multiple-choice test

How long is the course?

This is a full time, one year programme. 

What are the College attendance requirements?

Approximately 14 hours, 3 days a week (Wed-Fri).

Are there any additional costs for the course?

  • Course Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Course Materials
  • 19+ course tuition fees may apply

What are the progression options?

For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge, to aid their step from one job role to another.


Motorcycle mechanic/technician or Motorsport.

Awarding Body

Institute of the Motor Industry Awards (IMI)

Further Information