1st December 2016
Students studying on the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Repair and Diagnostics at Bradley Lane in Newton Abbot are volunteering for the Newton Abbot Community Transport Service.
The Community Transport Service is run locally on a non-for-profit basis providing accessible, affordable transport and services for the local community, supporting increased mobility, social contact and independence. The service as available to the community include; a community minibus, shopmobility scooters, and access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle among others.
Working on a fortnightly schedule, the students carry out internal inspection of the vehicles and ensure that it is clean and presentable for use. Using their skill, the students ensure that a variety of specialised seating, lifting equipment and restraints, including standard seat belts, are safe and fit for operation. Some of the equipment is highly specialised and needs to be checked regularly to ensure correct operation.
The project was established after Community Transport kindly donated one of their retired vehicles to the students to work with. The charity has a fleet of vehicles and the Level 3 students are running and planning every aspect of the inspections, from liaising with the Transport Manager and arranging times to completing and keeping records.
To find out more about the Newton Abbot Community Transport service visit: www.newtonabbotcta.org
To find out more about the Automotive courses at South Devon College , please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123 or visit our website sdcdev Alternatively, come along to our next Open Evening on the 26th January 2017 at our Vantage Point Campus, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ 5pm-8pm