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Motor Mechanic study programme

Do you like working on cars or motorcycles?

Want to learn how they work and how to fix them?
Whether it’s for a career or just as an interest, the motor vehicle course could be just the thing for you.

What can you expect to learn on our motor vehicle or motorcycle course?

• Oil & Lubrication System – change the oil and filter and remove/refit cylinder head.
• Vehicle Electrics – diagnosing and repairing electrical faults
• Braking System – remove, inspect and replace brake pads and discs
• Steering and Suspension – Remove and inspect all components and complete laser alignment (tracking)
• Engine Coolant System – drain, bleed and refill the whole system
• Fuel and Exhaust System – measuring exhaust gages, remove and refit sections of the exhaust
• Wheels and Tyres – remove, refit and repair tyres and balance wheels
• Fabrication – use various measuring devices and demonstrate how to make tools from scratch

What will a potential employer be looking for?

• the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
• the ability to be thorough and pay attention to detail
• problem-solving skills
• the ability to use your initiative
• persistence and determination
• the ability to work well with others
• knowledge of engineering science and technology
• customer service skills
• to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.

The qualifications are recognised by the motor industry, so if you complete the level 2 qualification you will be all set to get a job, Apprenticeship or go onto further training.
The LifeSkills Motor Mechanics study programme will help you develop these skills and prepare you for the next step into your career. Once you have completed the course you could go onto an apprenticeship or get a job. With experience, you could become a senior technician, workshop supervisor or garage manager and could earn between £18,000 to £45,000 a year, depending on your role and experience.
All courses are personalised to the individual with a core learning of Employability and Personal Development, Health and Safety and Functional Skills in Maths and English and ICT. You will also get the chance to get some local work experience and help you put what you have learnt on the course into practice and get that vital experience on to your CV.
So no matter what type of business you want to work in, a Motor Mechanic study programme could be your first step in helping you get your first job or getting an apprenticeship.
Why not find out more by filling in the easy application form?

What qualifications can I achieve?

City & Guilds Award / Certificate / Diploma Level 1
English and Maths Functional skills entry level to GCSE

What else is covered on the course?

  • Personal and social development sessions
  • Employability and Independent Living
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Potential to complete Health and Safety Course & exam so you can apply for the CSCS test/card
  • Mental well-being
  • British Values

What can I do after the course?

Progress onto a level 2 course in Motor Vehicle
Progress onto an apprenticeship
Increase your chances of employment

Travel Expenses / Attendance Allowance

If you are aged between 16-18 years we can refund your travel expenses by bus or train from your home address to LifeSkills. This will be paid a week in arrears. You will also receive a £40 bursary every four weeks. This is based on full attendance each week, good timekeeping and positively participating in lessons.

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