Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for those with a keen interest in motorcycles wishing to further develop their understanding and skills in the servicing, repair and maintenance of motorcycles.

What does the course involve?

Learners will work independently on a motorcycle and hydraulic workbench to undertake discreet tasks each week to extend their knowledge and competence, After the usual Health and Safety and tools and equipment briefings you will cover;

  • Engine systems – Top End Overhaul and compression tests.
  • Remove and replace timing chain.
  • Cooling systems - removal and refitting, testing, refilling and running.
  • Transmission systems – Drive train, remove and refit clutch assembly.
  • Removal and replacement of wheels.
  • Braking and suspension systems – Removal inspection and replacement of brake system parts, pads, shoes and discs.
  • Front forks – service and repair.
  • Rear shocks removal refitting and adjustment.
  • Ignition system – Remove and replace flywheel generator, removal and replacement of high tension leads and ignition coil.
  • Basic welding – health and safety, machine set up, welding technique and weld inspection. 

What makes this course special?

The course takes place in a purpose built workshop providing a realistic working environment with excellent up to date facilities.  Each learner will work independently on a college motorbike.

The course is flexible and the content adaptable to the needs of the group.  

Entry Requirements

Everyone within the workshops needs to wear steel toe cap boots and overalls.

What are the assessment methods?

This is a non-qualification course but you will complete a range of basic practical tasks and given detailed feedback.

How long is the course?

The course is run over a seven week period.

What are the College attendance requirements?

3 hours in one evening a week (Thursday).

Are there any additional costs for the course?

All learners will need to provide their own overalls in which to work and a pair of sturdy steel toe-cap boots.  

What are the progression options?

There are potential progression routes for further study within college.

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