For those interested in a career in the motor vehicle industry, this course provides a fantastic overview of the theory and practical skills you need to get started. Taught in our fully operational motor vehicle unit, you’ll learn the technical skills in engine, transmission, electrical and chassis technologies, getting hands-on experience to apply to the world of work. You’ll also study theory in the classroom facilities at the unit.

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 info@totton.ac.uk 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.

Entry requirements

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

You’ll also:

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

Work Experience

You’ll take part in two one week work experience blocks (and can take on extra days if you like).

Modules

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

Assessment

You’ll be assessed in a practical way, through visual observation of tasks, oral questioning and online assessments.

Enrichment Opportunities

Cycle maintenance.

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.

Tomas Miller

Level 3 Music student at Totton College


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