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.
For direct entry, you’ll need maths and English GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C), and be able to demonstrate a keen interest in the industry.
For progression you must have completed a Level 1 qualification in Motor Vehicle Studies or similar, and be making significant progress towards achieving your maths and English GCSEs.
What will I learn?
This course will prepare you for work in the motor vehicle industry either through an apprenticeship or further study. You will:
Understand the theory and develop your technical skills within motor vehicle technology
Gain hands-on experience working with engines and car components
Learn from experienced technicians to support your career progression
Gain an awareness of electric and hybrid vehicles
You’ll take part in two one week work experience blocks (and can take on extra days if you like).
* Chassis technology
* Engine technology
* Transmission technology
* Electrical and electronic technology
* General aspects eg health and safety and legal requirements
You will be assessed through practical tasks and online assessment for the IMI Awards.
Career and Progression
You can progress onto the Level 3 course, 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