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 replace basic steering and suspension components.
You need a mechanical aptitude and a keen interest to learn basic skills in vehicle restoration.
This will mostly be a practical-based course looking at:
There is no formal assessment.
PPE will be needed (protective overalls and steel toe-capped boots).
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.
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.