Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Diploma at North Hertfordshire College
Our motor vehicle courses include lots of opportunities for you to get hands-on experience of the world of work, including:
- Work experience with businesses like IV services, Airbus, Ford, BMW, Halfords and Kwik Fit
- Visits to businesses and major events including the Ferrari Training Centre, Land Rover, Jaguar and the Mechanics Show
- Getting to work in an environment that emulates an industrial working environment where you can learn both the practical and technical skills required to succeed in the sector
- Having access to the latest computer technology and cutting-edge tools and diagnostic kits provided by our corporate sponsor – the worldwide manufacturer - Snap-On.
Motor vehicle courses at NHC provide a structured framework in which you’ll develop the knowledge and practical skills necessary for a successful and fulfilling career in the sector. Courses are offered at different levels of entry. This means that, no matter what previous qualifications you’ve achieved, we’ll have a course suitable for you. Opportunities for career progression after our courses include mechanic, body repairer or automotive technician.
- Vehicle technology: this course will introduce you to the retail automotive maintenance and repair sector by looking at the principles of vehicle construction, engine components and operation, steering and suspension systems as well as component fitting, tyre and braking system checks. You’ll also cover workshop tools and equipment, and health and safety.
- Car restoration: you’ll develop skills and knowledge in metal finishing small to medium dents, safe use of oxyacetylene welding bottles, spot welding, gas welding and brazing, use of body filler, glazing and lead loading.
- Vehicle repair (body and paint): you’ll learn about removing, replacing and repairing body panels, identifying and rectifying body misalignment, MIG & MAG welding techniques, working with plastic materials and components, preparing metal and pre-painted
surfaces as well as colour matching and applying coats to paint defects. Students get the opportunity to undertake a vehicle restoration project to develop classic car restoration skills and also visit classic
Through this course you’ll learn about:
- Engine technology
- Electrical applications to vehicles
- Chassis systems
- Health and safety.
- Four GCSEs at grade C or above including maths, English and Science or;
- A level 1 qualification in a relevant subject area, passed with Merit or Distinction grade - plus maths and English grade D or above, or functional skills level 1 maths and English
This course is assessed through assignments, projects and two exams. You’ll also sit exams if you’re doing maths or English GCSE or functional skills.
Price on application.
There are no tuition fees for students aged 16-18 years.
If you are over 18, please speak to a client advisor.
Possible charges for any trips, visits, materials and uniform if required offered during the year will be independent of the tuition fees or any other student finance. Financial help may be available for these costs, please contact Student Services for more information.
Having successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to progress to:
- Level 3 courses including level 3 diploma in motor vehicle maintenance
- Paid employment in the sector.
Please visit our website for further information - www.nhc.ac.uk
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Hertfordshire College directly.