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Level: 1

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

Weeks: 5

Hours: 2.75

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

Days / Times: Tuesday 18:15 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 100.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Do you own or dream of restoring your own classic car?

The Derby College Classic Car Club has been designed to give you the basic understanding of key mechanical areas to support your development to achieve your ambitions.

This particular module will demonstrate the basic skills, observations and techniques needed to rebuild basic classic car brakes.

Entry requirements

You need a mechanical aptitude and a keen interest to learn basic skills in vehicle restoration.

Course Content

This will mostly be a practical-based course looking at:

  • Braking components and construction
  • Stripping brakes and associated components
  • Key tooling requirements
  • Identifying braking condition through visual inspection and measurement
  • Sourcing and identifying parts
  • Making brake pipes
  • Bleeding brake systems
  • Braking system assembly procedures

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

PPE will be needed (protective overalls and steel toe-capped boots).

What can I do after this course?

You can practise your new skills on your classic vehicle or enrol on a full-time course in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair to become certificated.


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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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Jamie Rushton

Jamie Rushton

On the road to a career in the motor vehicle industry

Banger racing enthusiast Jamie Rushton has enjoyed tinkering with cars for as long as he can remember.
So, when a Derby College motor vehicle apprenticeship came up at A&M Motors in Church Gresley, he seized the opportunity. As the firm’s first apprentice, his progress has been so impressive that he is set to be taken on permanently when his training programme finishes in 2015.
Jamie appreciates the support he receives from his College tutors and assessors. He also enjoys his day release experience at The Garage, our commercial facility. The apprenticeship links in perfectly with Jamie’s favourite past time of banger racing. He takes part in racing events all over the country.

I’m in the right job: I’ve always wanted to be around cars and I know I always will. I’ve carried out some quite demanding jobs since I started my apprenticeship. We also get the chance to learn different things at College and to talk to each other about what we’ve been doing at work.


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