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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students 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 are the entry requirements?

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.

What does this programme involve?

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.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This is very much a hands on course. You will learn through practical work and demonstration.

What else do I need to know?

There are no additional costs in respect of this course.

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.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 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 Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C44A Eastleigh College 25/9/2018 Tue 18:30 – 20:30 10 £175.00 £175.00
C44B Eastleigh College 22/1/2019 Tue 18:30 – 20:30 9 £158.00 £158.00 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 course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

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.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.