Do you love cars? Always have your head under the bonnet, tuning an engine? Want to take that passion and turn it into a career, working with cars day in, day out? Then look no further, because we have the course for you.
This introductory course is the perfect starting point if you want a job working with cars but need to develop your literacy and numeracy skills before progressing onto some of our more advanced automotive courses. It’s all about practical learning, with lessons delivered in our fantastic workshop facilities, where you’ll see what life is like in a working garage.
You’ll improve your understanding of vehicles and the automotive industry, giving you plenty of experience before you decide what you want to study next. You may want to work in vehicle maintenance and repair, vehicle fitting, or paint and bodywork – whatever takes your interest, this course is the perfect place to start.
This course is an introduction to the automotive industry for students who love cars and motorbikes but need to improve their literacy and numeracy skills before progressing onto a Level 1 Diploma.
Because this is an introductory course, you’ll do a little bit of everything when it comes to cars. This will help you decide which of our Level 1 courses you’d like to study when you finish – either the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair diploma; the Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair diploma; or the Vehicle Construction, Repair and Paint Preparation diploma.
If you’re not sure which of these courses you’d like to aim for, don’t worry. You’ll get a better idea of the career you want when you’re out on the workshop floor, trying different things every day. And if you’re still undecided, your course tutors and our dedicated support team will be there to show you what careers are possible and how you can get your dream job working with cars and vehicles.
“I have really enjoyed my time at the College, and have made some great friends whilst studying here. The tutors are really supportive and it's great that they have industry experience. Learning the fundamentals of programming has been a highlight for me.”Reece Tarrant
This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus.
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