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Vehicle Maintence and Repair (Female Only) - Level 1


This 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.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
30 Oct 2024
Bispham Campus
6 Weeks

Where can this subject lead?

Career 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.

Key information

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 obtained

Award in Automotive Maintenance

Fees and funding

This course is fully funded for 19+ learners. There may also be an opportunity to secure further financial assistance. Visit our dedicated page on Financial Support for Adult Learners for more information.

Extra costs and equipment

You will need to buy footwear suitable for a construction environment.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: TBC

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

There are no industry placements or field trips planned for this course.

How will I learn?

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.

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.