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General Vehicle Maintenance Entry Level at Sandwell College

Course description

This is a one year course for inexperienced learners who wish to study and gain practical experience in a wide range of automotive repair trades. The course is ideal for those learners who like to work with their hands and want to see an end product.

Entry requirements

Candidates attend a formal interview, followed by an assessment designed to make sure that this course is the right one for you. Keenness and enthusiasm for the automotive industry are essential.


There is a range of assessment, with the emphasis on practical observations carried out within our well-equipped workshop. Other assessment will be in the form of oral questioning and written answer.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will give automatic entry on to our Body Repair Level 2 or Paint Refinishing Level 2 full-time programmes. Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or an Engineering programme could also be options. An alternative to full time study is an Apprentice programme in Paint, Body, MET, Vehicle Mechanics or Engineering (subject to suitable a placement being available).



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandwell College directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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