Certificate in Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies-Mechanical Access

What is special about this course?

This entry level course is a great place to start if you are interested in repairing cars.  A hands on practical introduction to vehicle servicing skills and system repair skills will enable you to gain the basic skills and knowledge to carry out vehicle maintenance and body repair.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but you will be asked to undertake an aptitude test and to discuss your application with a member of college staff.

This pre-apprenticeship programme enables you to gain basic skills and knowledge with repairs on engines, brakes, cooling, steering, tyres, exhausts, fuel, transmission and suspension systems. Students are expected to use theory classes, online training packages and independent study to gain the underpinning knowledge.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching; practical hands on; online and independent study.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

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Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion you may progress to our Level 5 Diploma awards.

Many students progress into employment in the motor industry through our apprenticeship programme, as this is a designed pre-apprentice programme.

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