Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
No formal qualifications are necessary, but a good standard of English, a genuine interest in car mechanics and technology, and the ability to follow instructions and safety guidelines are essential.
What will I learn?
This course is designed for 16-19 year olds who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry:
Understanding the principles and fundamental skills for motor vehicle technology
Gain hands-on experience working with engines and car components
Learn from experienced technicians to support your career progression
Learn how to deal with problems in daily life
Develop self-discipline and an understanding of industry expectations
Understand the principles of staying safe on the road and the legislations surrounding road usage
Develop an awareness of how your actions in the work place affect the environment
You’ll take part in two one week work experience blocks (and can take on extra days if you like).
Follow health and safety practices in a vehicle maintenance workshop
Safely use and maintain tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
Functions and components of engines, chassis, transmission and basic electrical systems
You’ll be assessed in a practical way, through visual observation of tasks, oral questioning and online assessments.
Career and Progression
You can progress to a Level 2 Diploma, an apprenticeship or seek employment in the motor vehicle industry.
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College