Course Code: EA1FE647 Vehicle Maintence and Repair (Female Only) - Level 1 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 05 Oct 2023 Bispham Campus 10 Weeks Apply now 31 Oct 2023 Bispham Campus 6 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis female-only evening course has been developed exclusively for women who would like to learn the basics of motor vehicle maintenance and repair. Teaching key skills including changing wheels, checking tyre pressures, ensuring correct levels for water, oil and brake fluid and much more besides, this practical programme will give participants the confidence to maintain their own cars and tackle minor issues in between professional servicing and repair. It has been designed both as a practical course for students who want to tackle small scale jobs for themselves and also as a springboard for those who would like to pursue a career in vehicle maintenance and who would like to progress onto our higher level programmes. Created specifically for female students who might feel more comfortable learning in a women-only environment, the course also aims to build confidence, communication and resilience whilst working within a team and also as an individual. As well as the female-only course, we offer the same course to a mixed gender group if that would be preferable. Entry Requirements No formal qualifications are required. You must, however, be a 19+ female student to attend Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedAward in Automotive Maintenance Industry Placement and Field TripsThere are no industry placements or field trips planned for this course. Learning and Teaching Methods The course introduces students to basic skills in the following areas: Checking fluid levels Diagnosing key faults Dealing with flat tyres and punctures Basic servicing skills Health and safety Teaching on the course is largely practical in nature with tutors demonstrating techniques and giving students the opportunity to practise them individually and as part of a team. Tutors then support students on a one-to-one basis giving advice and feedback during practical exercises. There is some theory work to allow participants to gain an understanding of materials and their attributes and key information on health and safety issues both in domestic settings and in the construction industry more generally. Meet the Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods You will be assessed on an ongoing basis during your practical sessions to ensure you have grasped the key techniques and so that tutors can see you are working in a safe, tidy and methodical manner. You will also need to demonstrate key skills and some theoretical knowledge to achieve your Level 1 qualifiation. Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will need to buy footwear suitable for a construction environment. Tuition Fees This course is fully funded for 19+ learners. There may also be an opportunity to secure further financial assistance. Please see our adult learner finance page for further details. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: TBC Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression This course is an introduction to the automotive industry. Successful completion of this course means you can progress onto Level 2 and then Level 3 automotive courses and ultimately into degree level study if you wish. Reaching Level 3 will give you all the skills you need to progress confidently into the workplace in a general or specialist capacity. As well as the option of working for an employer, this will also open the door to self-employment, allowing you to run your own automotive workshop in the future.