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Skills for Transport Entry Level at City of Bristol College

Course description

• Understand how to work safely in a workshop • Prepare surfaces for painting • Set up spraying booth • Work on light vehicles • Mix and apply primers and top coat • Work on motorcycles • Complete a project.

Course content

Course modules include: • Light vehicle repair skills • Motorcycle repair skills • Body and paint skills • Work skills • Maths and English.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements There are no qualification requirements for a place on this course but you must: • Be interested in working in a garage • Be willing to work hard • Have excellent time keeping • Follow instructions • Be prepared to attend an interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Bristol College directly.

Last updated date: 04 February 2016
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    • AEC at Parkway

      There are two City of Bristol College buildings that form the Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) at Parkway.

      Parkway Centre

      The Parkway Building is situated off New Road next to SGS College/WISE Campus and Abbeywood Community School.

      AEC Centre

      The AEC Building is also situated off New Road, between Abbeywood Community School and the BTE Academy approximately 300 yards from the Parkway Centre.

      Our state-of-the-art Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) brings together our College’s existing engineering, aeronautical, manufacturing and automotive courses into one place.

      It provides great industry facilities including workshops, laboratories, computer aided simulation rigs and testing/diagnostic equipment.

      The centre provides students with the latest technology and uses the highest standard of the latest industry equipment, including:

      • A vehicle brake testing station
      • An on-site commercial jet aircraft
      • 3D printing
      • Advanced CAD modelling software
      • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines

      Aeronautical facilities

      • training helicopter
      • light aircraft
      • computer aided simulation rigs
      • wind tunnel
      • large hangar for two aircrafta
      • vionics laboratory,
      • electrical laboratory
      • technical library
      • an engine workshop
      • composite material workshop.

      Engineering facilities

      • engineering workshop
      • electronics equipment
      • a hydraulic laboratory and pneumatics test equipment
      • a CNC workshop and lathes
      • solid modelling equipment 
      • computer aided learning equipment.

      Motor vehicle facilities

      • workshops for heavy and light vehicles, forklift trucks, body repair and finishing
      • fully equipped with industry standard equipment
      • electronic engine testing and diagnostic equipment
      • computer aided simulation rigs.

      Other facilities include innovative learning spaces and a large Study Centre. This equipment allows our students to work with the latest technology to give them the skills and experience they need to progress into employment.