Workshop Skills - Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Group Attendance Pattern Duration Location  SCQF Level Year Group

Wednesday 2-4pm and Friday 9-11am

One Year

UHI Perth




About this course content

About this course

About this course

This is a mainly hands-on, practical course delivered in the comprehensive automotive workshops at the UHI Perth’s Brahan Building.

This course is specifically aimed at those who are looking to learn new introductory skills in vehicle maintenance and repair.  

Workshop Skills - Motor Vehicle Maintenance is an entry level qualification which develops practical skills, knowledge and understanding, alongside the employability skills needed in the motor sector.

Students will gain a variety of transferable skills which will be useful for further study in more specific engineering disciplines, or for progression to a full-time motor vehicle programme.

Course content content

Course content

Course content

The units cover an element of;

  • Health & Safety
  • Tools and equipment
  • Vehicle Chassis Design
  • Steering, suspension, brakes overview
  • Inspection / safety checks
  • Wheels & Tyres
Entry requirements content

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Working at National 4 level in Maths, English and a Technology/Practical subject. ,Also a brief aptitude test and face-to-face interview would be required on campus.

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Course progression

Course progression

Attainment of this course would count towards the "Technical Skill" entry requirement in all our level 5 Motor Vehicle programmes, requiring just the remaining National 4 Mathematics and English for entry.   

The skills you acquire are also transferable to many careers and would be a valuable qualification when applying to College or for a Foundation or Modern Apprenticeship.