What opportunities will this course give me?
Learn how to carry out basic maintenance and repairs on your vehicle with our Car Maintenance for Beginners course.
Learners may wish to progress onto the Car Maintenance Follow-up course, NVQ courses in Automotive Studies, or other practical courses offered at Eastleigh College.
What will I be learning?
With tough economic times and escalating garage labour rate charges, DIY car maintenance has become very popular for owners of vehicles wishing to carry our routine maintenance and repair of vehicles. This course is designed to service the needs of both the inexperienced and regular DIY enthusiasts and provide the necessary and essential skills to safely carry out routine maintenance and repairs to vehicles.
The course covers the general requirements to safely carry out routine maintenance and repair of motor vehicles including: tyre checks, cooling systems, air induction, brakes, lubrication and routine servicing. We will also be able to demonstrate the MOT Testing process and explain the checks to ensure a vehicle is safe for the road.
There are no examinations or course work, however, some written work is to be completed at student's own pace.
A College Certificate is awarded on request.
Why is this course for me?
This is very much a hands on course. You will learn through practical work and demonstration.
How will my learning be enhanced?
On this course you will be taught by a qualified motor vehicle technician who has extensive experience of teaching to both adults and young people.
Your tutor will be both friendly and accommodating, ensuring your experience on the workshop is stimulating and rewarding.
What do I need to sign up?
This is a popular course, designed to accommodate the varying needs of those who wish to gain a better understanding of vehicle technology and, as such, there are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Is there anything else I need to know?
There are no additional costs in respect of this course. Please wear old clothing or overalls, as well as sturdy footwear. We would recommend hard toe capped boots or shoes are worn in the workshop environment.
Our workshop facilities boast outstanding levels of equipment and are fully equipped with the necessary tools and vehicles for you to complete this course. We do, however, recognise that candidates may wish to use their own vehicles and can accommodate this with prior arrangement.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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