Who is the course for?
This course is ideal for those with a keen interest in becoming more self-sufficient in maintaining their own car and preparing it for a service or MOT in order to reduce bills or manage them better. Ideally learners will have undertaken the Basic Car Maintenance Course or had a conversation with the tutor to establish suitable previous experience and safe working practices.
What does the course involve?
This Intermediate Car Maintenance course provides more in-depth knowledge of vehicle maintenance.
- Health & Safty
- Tools and equipment
- Removal of suspension components including coil springs and shock absorbers
- Tracking / wheel alignment
- Tyre changing and balancing
- Timing belt changes on engine rigs
- Various MOT repairs.
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.
The course is flexible and the content adaptable to the needs of the group. Learners will be working on College cars for the whole course.
Ideally you will have completed the Basic Car Maintenance course or have experience of maintaining your own vehicle and can demonstrate safe working practices within a workshop environment.
You will need sturdy (ideally steel toe cap) boots and overalls for all activity within the workshops.
What are the assessment methods?
This course is a non-qualification course but you will be given clear instructions on how to tackle each practical activity and given feedback to help you learn and then master each technique. There are potential progression routes for further study within the College.
Are there any additional costs for the course?
The course costs include all the materials you require for the course and you will be working on College cars throughout. You will need to provide your own overalls and sturdy boots.
What are the progression options?
There are potential progression routes for further study within the College.