Basic Car Maintenance

Course code: FPAN002P

Subject area: Motor Vehicle

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 1

Course details

5:30pm - 7:30pm


22nd Apr 2021 - 20th May 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

Using our state-of-the-art facilities, you will learn a range of technical and practical skills supported by our specialist Motor Vehicle staff. The course is ideal for those with a keen interest in becoming more self-sufficient in the basic elements of maintaining and servicing their own vehicle.

The course content is focused around basic service and maintenance checks.

• H&S, safely use relevant tools and equipment for vehicle maintenance
• Vehicle safety checks and possible rectification including tyres, lights and all fluid levels
• Know the location and function of major vehicle components involved in the engine, chassis and cooling systems
• Full vehicle inspection
• Oil and filter change
• Battery replacement
• Changing all bulbs and wiper blades
• Brake fluid change

Working alongside our specialist team you will be given clear guidance and instructions on how to complete each practical activity and given constructive feedback to help to develop and master each technique. On completion, learners can progress onto the Car Maintenance Intermediate course.
There are no formal entry requirements.
Learners will be expected to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safety boots and overalls must be worn for all workshop’s activities.
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £50.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £50.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

The teaching methods will be practical using college vehicles to enhance and develop your automotive skills and knowledge. Informal methods of assessment will be used, including self-assessment, discussion with your tutor and practical observations.