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What career opportunities can this lead to?

The retail automotive sector employs over 500,000 people with a turnover of 146 billion a year, whilst the Engineering sector employs in the region of 5.5 million with a 450 billion contribution to Britains GDP. This programme is suitable for those individuals who wish to undertake a qualification which will support their progress into industry, either directly or after completion of further full time study or an Apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

4 GCSEs at grade A*-E as well as a genuine interest in the automotive or engineering industries. Candidates will be required to undertake BKSB assessment in Maths and English, and attend a College interview.

What does this programme involve?

This qualification is designed to engage and motivate students who are interested in engineering or motor vehicle, but do not currently meet the entry criteria. You will be given the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills to access the pathway you chose. There will be a strong emphasis on progressing your maths and English, both within the engineering and motor vehicle workshops and in theory sessions. This is in addition to dedicated English and Maths lessons. You will also be encouraged to develop your independent study skills.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This will be achieved through project work, both individual and collaborative, which will include the following: - Bench fitting- the essentials basics of measuring, cutting and filing of materials. - Basic engineering practices such as lathe work & joining processes. - Basic automotive technology such as Engines, chassis, and electrical. During the project, you will be working to industry standards of health and safety at all times. You will keep a portfolio of evidence, some of which may be used as APL if you progress to a full time Motor vehicle or Engineering course.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to provide suitable overalls and safety boots which must always be worn during all workshop activities, as well as a folder for your learning materials and pens as you will be expected to keep a record of your learning. If you are aged 16-18 the programme is fully funded. If you are aged 19+, fees may apply.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
PWEN Eastleigh College 01/10/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Luke, Motor Vehicle

Luke, 17

Luke, Motor Vehicle

Luke studies Vehicle Technology at Eastleigh College and is looking forward to progressing onto Level 3.


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