If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a perfect career for you.
Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.
For individuals who love to be around cars, becoming an auto mechanic is a dream job. Auto mechanics repair and tune engines to maximum running efficiency, install parts and accessories, and repair dented body panels.
You will work in real, practical situations to enable you to develop the skills and experience necessary to operate and maintain a modern motor car safely and efficiently, developing self and working safely with others in which you will learn how to:
- Contribute to good housekeeping
Establish, maintain and strengthen working relationships
- Apply safe working practices
Comply with statutory regulations
- Identify components and understand their operation
- Prepare and use workshop equipment required to remove and replace components
- Follow instructions for using hand tools to remove and replace components
- Remove and replace components and dispose of waste material
Remove and replace transmission and drive line
- Remove and replace engine components
- Remove and replace chassis Components
- Carry out routine vehicle maintenance
- Remove and replace auxiliary electrical units
Completion of Transport Maintenance Level 1 plus Maths and English at Grade 4 or above. For direct entry you must have 4 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including Maths and English.
On completion of this programme, you may wish to progress on to Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3.
Students that show good progress and achievement can be considered for entry on to the Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship programmes offered by local companies in partnership with Barnsley College.