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Motorcycle Maintenance Certificate Level 1 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Motorcycle Maintenance Certificate is designed for candidates wishing to enter into the mechanical repair and servicing section of the motorcycle industry. It is aimed primarily at those who do not work within the industry and wish to gain formal qualifications through a full-time programme of study.

The programme will provide the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by potential technicians. Candidates successfully completing all units of study will have mastered the basic repair skills needed for work on various motorcycle systems and have an understanding of the related technology. Assessment is based on external examinations with internal assessment of practical ability.

Practical skills and knowledge are delivered by demonstration and practical assignments in the workshop. Theoretical knowledge is delivered by classroom tuition, guided assignments, Information Learning Technology (ILT), and personal study.

In addition students will study Functional Skills in English and maths as part of their main programme.

Course content

Motorcycle Maintenance Certificate units may include:

  • Health and Safety Practices
  • Engine and Systems Technology
  • Basic Vehicle Valeting
  • Motorcycle Construction
  • Frame and Transmission Technology
  • Servicing and Maintenance
  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Personal Social Development
  • Functional Skills

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of 4 GCSEs (grades A* – D) including English, maths and science, satisfactory references and completion of a basic skills assessment.
Candidates must also have a keen interest in motorcycle repair.
Satisfactory completion of the four day ‘Motor Vehicle Engineering Preview’ course is required, details of which will be given at interview.

Future opportunities

A career in the motorcycle industry, generally at either craft or technician level.

Further study and training to level 2.

Progression to an Apprenticeship programme is also an option.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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