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Level: N/A

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

Weeks: 4

Hours: 2.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

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Tuition (£): 60.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This Motor Vehicle Maintenance course is designed specifically for adults who want to develop the skills to maintain their vehicles correctly while learning some emergency repair techniques.
 

Entry requirements

The course is open to adults aged 19+.

There are no formal entry requirements. You just need a keen interest in maintaining your car between services.

Course Content

You will learn how to keep your car running during the winter months and how to keep it safely on the road for the rest of year. We will cover:

• Weekly vehicle checks under the bonnet
• Component identification under the bonnet
• Checking and topping up fluids
• Replacing wiper blades
• Replacing bulbs
• Identifying and checking tyre pressures
• Identifying and measuring tread depths
• Fitting a spare wheel
• Understanding what dashboard lights mean
• Preparing your car for winter

How will I be assessed?

Based mainly in our motor vehicle workshop, this course is a hands-on learning experience in which you will practise different techniques to ensure your car runs at its optimum level and remains road legal.

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

All materials will be included in the cost you pay.

Please note that you are likely to get messy, so consider wearing appropriate clothing.  You will be working within a practical environment so safety shoes must be worn in the workshop at all times.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Johnson Building

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Sukjevan Dhindsa

Sukjevan Dhindsa

Motor Vehicle apprentice Jeeves on road to becoming Master Technician

Former Derby College motor vehicle student Sukjevan Dhindsa intends to go as far as he possibly can in his career as a motor technician.
Sukjevan – or Jeeves as he is better known to his friends – is aiming to become a Master Technician after being taken on as an apprentice with VW Parkway in Derby.
Jeeves who is 17 and from Sinfin, was offered the apprenticeship while on work placement as part of his full-time Motor Vehicle course with Derby College.
He joined VW Parkway in August and will shortly be embarking on VW's own apprenticeship training scheme at Milton Keynes.
Once qualified Jeeves would like to work towards every certificate on offer via VW until he becomes a Master Technician. It is the highest level attainable and a qualification which demonstrates diagnostics expertise in areas which include electrical systems, engine performance, heating and air conditioning and engine repair.
Jeeves is settling in well in his new role and is enjoying learning new things every day. He particularly likes working with engines and diagnostics and has found the experienced technicians at the dealership to be approachable and helpful.
Jeeves loved his time at Derby College and was impressed by both the theoretical and practical teaching he received there.
He said:

I would definitely recommend my college course. My message to potential students would be to go along to the induction days and enrolment days and find out all you can about the course that interests you. I wouldn't be where I am now without Derby College.

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