Our facilities are set away from the main school and are in an enclosed compound consisting of a fully equipped workshop and modern classroom. Our resources include LJ Create Presentation, CDX global, Autodata, Bosch and Launch diagnostic packages, some are linked to our interactive responders which student use to answer questions.
We are an approved center of the Institute of Motor Industries (IMI). As an awarding body they hold 85% of the market in our country with all of our Armed Forces using them for their qualifications. We offer many programs to engage students at various levels from entry level through to level 2.
To aid learning, in addition to our school vehicles we offer live work on customers vehicles for staff or friends of staff for a small charge, making our facility as close as possible to a real working environment. We provide nationally recognised ‘Vocationally Related Qualifications’ (VRQ’s) which encourage and motivate those students who are interested in learning about the automotive industry.
A Complete Range of Automotive Qualifications
Entry Level Award for the Introduction to Vehicle Technology (Entry 3) This qualification involves a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which stimulates and draws interest to learners. The qualification’s combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in. All learners will cover mandatory introductory units in Health and Safety, Communication, Career Pathways and Hand Tools all relevant within the automotive industry.
L1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance - Generic
This qualification consists of a combination of units from: Health and Safety practices Foundation Skills Personal Social Development (PSD) Mechanical - covering various types of vehicles from Light, Heavy and Motorcycle Electrical Cycle Maintenance- additional unit group This Generic route for Transport Maintenance allows learners to have the flexibility to develop their knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas to prepare them for further studies and potentially enter into a job role they desire.
Skills for Working Life
These qualifications help develop the personal and work-related skills that could enable students to progress into further learning or supported employment, or enhance your independent living skills.
Students can choose specialist units or develop the kind of skills and ability that are of interest to them. By taking units in areas which they enjoy, help to boost confidence. There are a wide range of units within the following areas that can be achieved: Animal Care, Woodwork, Painting and Decorating, and Construction.
These units will help to develop work-related skills, learned through the context of vocational areas, depending upon which areas are of the most interest.