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Motor Mechanic study programme
Do you like working on cars or motorcycles? Want to learn how they work and how to fix them?
Whether it’s for a career or just as an interest, the motor vehicle course could be just the thing for you.
You will learn about different types of vehicles (motor-cycle units are optional), and learn basic mechanics.
As a motor mechanic your duties will depend upon where your work placement takes place but could include:
- talking to customers about their vehicle’s problems
- finding and diagnosing faults using hand tools or a computer
- advising customers on what repairs are needed
- estimating time and costs for jobs
- repairing and replacing faulty parts
- road testing vehicles to check repairs
- carrying out scheduled servicing and maintenance
- fitting accessories like stereos and alarms
- checking stock levels and parts
- updating vehicle service records.
What will a potential employer be looking for?
- the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
- the ability to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- problem-solving skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- persistence and determination
- the ability to work well with others
- knowledge of engineering science and technology
- customer service skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.
The qualifications are recognised by the motor industry, so if you complete the level 2 qualification you will be all set to get a job, Apprenticeship or go onto further training.
The LifeSkills Motor Mechanics study programme will help you develop these skills and prepare you for the next step into your career. Once you have completed the course you could go onto an apprenticeship or get a job. With experience, you could become a senior technician, workshop supervisor or garage manager and could earn between £18,000 to £45,000 a year, depending on your role and experience.
All of our programmes are designed to help you develop your English and Maths and improve your grades where needed. You will also get the chance to get some local work experience and help you put what you have learnt on the course into practice and get that vital experience on to your CV.
So no matter what type of business you want to work in, a Motor Mechanic study programme could be your first step in helping you get your first job or getting an apprenticeship.
Why not find out more by filling in the easy application form?