Motor Vehicle Maintenance Introduction Entry Level at Bolton College
Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.
Skilled motor vehicle experts are always in high demand, and taking one of our motor vehicle courses could be your first step into this vital industry. This course offers an insight into the core activities within vehicle maintenance and repair. After completing the course you will be in a much better position to consider your next move in the Motor Vehicle industry.
With all of our industry-standard equipment and high-spec diagnostic tools to hand, you could soon find yourself moving into employment in breakdown services, MOT testing or even renovating classic cars.
Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
What you'll learn
During this course, you will gain work-related skills within the vehicle maintenance and repair sector and develop generic employability skills.
There will be particular emphasis on the importance of appropriate conduct and dress within a work area and safe working practice throughout all work operations.
You will have the opportunity to complete work experience during the course. Many of our learners are offered a permanent position at the end of their placement, and around 15 of this year’s learners gained some kind of employment through exposure to the industry.
We encourage our students to continue their English & maths study to Level 3.
Elements of study
Your programme consists of the following elements:
- Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
- English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
- Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
- Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
- Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills).
You’ll need to do one of our three-day taster programmes. You’ll also be invited for interview and will be required to provide a satisfactory school reference.
You will be assessed throughout your course and will be asked to build a portfolio of evidence.
Government-funded Further Education courses are usually free if you are aged 16-18 and are a British or European Union resident. Financial help is available for some students, whose families are on low income. If you’re worried about the cost of going to College, why not pop in for a friendly chat with our Student Services team?
For any financial queries or information about available bursaries, feel free to contact Student Services at Deane Road by calling 01204 482 181/195 and asking for a member of the Student Finance Team; or alternatively, come by and see us – we’re here to help!
After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to a full-time Level 1 Motor Vehicle course.
Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship and work as a Motor Vehicle Apprentice.
Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk
Following further study you could work as:
- A Motor Vehicle Technician where you could earn between £15,000 and £20,000 a year, depending on experience.
- A Vehicle Body Repairer, earning an average wage of around £26,000 per year.
- A Mechanic, earning between £18,000 and £35,000 a year.
Our £75 million campus offers:
- A fitness suite and sports hall
- Apple Mac suites
- A theatre and dance studios
- A café selling Costa coffee
- Wella-approved hair salons
We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
Number 1 for Achievement Rates
We’re the number one General FE and Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates in Greater Manchester.
Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’
Ofsted also agrees; in February we were inspected and graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.
We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities.
The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.
During their recent visit in February 2017, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.
Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.
Thursday 12th October 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 4.30pm - 8pm
Thursday 28th September 2017, 3.30pm – 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.