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Mechanics

JOIN OUR SIX-MONTH COURSE TRAINING ON OUR VEHICLES AND VANS. YOU CAN LEARN TO FULLY SERVICE A VEHICLE AND PERFORM ALL THE KEY FIXES FROM CHANGING TYRES TO FIXING SUSPENSION. THE COURSE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A SOLID GROUNDING IN THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO BEGIN A CAREER IN MOTOR MECHANICS, AND YOU WILL HAVE EXCELLENT PROSPECTS TO GO ONTO EMPLOYMENT OR AN APPRENTICESHIP IN THE TRADE.

Our Mechanics Department can help you to...

  • Learn to fully service a vehicle
  • Remove and refit wheels and tyres
  • Check and fix exhausts, brakes and suspension
  • Change the engine oil and filter
  • Get Emergency First Aid, Manual Handling & Driving Theory qualifications
  • No prior experience is necessary as full training is given

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Learning basics of the trade and gaining work experience.

Complete Level 1 basic theory course.

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Checking the operation of a vehicles clutch and gear selection
  • Reading stored ECU fault codes with a diagnostic tool
  • Checking for condition and operation of all doors, hinges, locks and fuel filler cap
  • The safe mounting and lifting of a car on the two post ramp
  • Use the correct tools and technique to test suspension components for excess wear
  • Checking suspension springs and shock absorbers for defects
  • The safe removal and refitting of car tyres on steel and alloy rims
  • Re-balancing wheels after a tyre change
  • Testing a vehicle’s battery and charging system
  • Inspecting and changing front brake discs
  • Inspecting an exhaust system for leaks and other issues
  • Changing the engine oil and filter
  • Changing a set of spark plugs

Increasing work experience and skill level.

Complete Level 2 basic theory course

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling

Upon the successful completion of basic servicing you will then learn how to undertake more advanced diagnosis and repairs including:

  • Complete strip down of suspension components , shock absorbers and springs
  • Removal and repair of key fuel system components including fuel tank , fuel lines and sender unit / pump.
  • Removal and repair of key cooling system components. Including radiator, thermostat , coolant hoses and system flush.
  • Complete removal of gear box and other transmission components as well as clutch, flywheel replacement.
  • Remove , replace interior trim , seating as well as belts and safe removal of air bags.
  • Remove , replace   bodywork and panelling.
  • Learn how to use a MIG welder on panels and for structural repairs.

Trainees who prove themselves and for whom it is deemed appropriate there may be opportunities to extend the placement and achieve a deeper level of work experience and skill.

Trainees might get the opportunity to work toward or achieve some part of the following:

  • Driving practical