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Starts

4 Sep 2023

Study mode

Full Time

Campus

Framwellgate Moor Campus

Duration

1 year

Level

Level 1

Awarding body

City & Guilds

Course code

AUTOF1001A01
Fee Information

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria.

The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding (newcollegedurham.ac.uk) for more information.

Standard Fees of £ - (To Be Confirmed)



Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

This certificate in vehicle maintenance will improve your understanding of the workings of your car and give you the confidence to undertake some routine maintenance and repair.

Course details may be subject to change

This certificate in vehicle maintenance will improve your understanding of the workings of your car and give you the confidence to undertake some routine maintenance and repair.

This course will provide you with practical experience in repair and maintenance, and will introduce you to general safety rules and tools you will need to explore the various systems in your vehicle.

You will get a quick guide to general maintenance which will allow you to take good care of your car with ease.

Entry Criteria

There are no entry requirements needed for this certificate in car maintenance.

If you join the programme, you will be required to wear suitable work wear, including steel toe-capped boots.

Study Aims

It would be beneficial for you to have a basic understanding of vehicle systems.

Modules Studied

  • Removal of wheels, inspection and inflation of tyres
  • Checking vehicle functions, replacing bulbs and fuses
  • Inspection of braking systems
  • Changing air, oil and fuel filters
  • Changing engine oil
  • Using and checking automotive tools and equipment
  • Wiper blades/washer bottle, levels and functions.

Times of Delivery

Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.

Teaching and Assessment

This is a practical based certificate course that will take place in the automotive workshops at NCD. You will work independently and in small groups. You will complete practical worksheets and will receive feedback from your tutor.

A college certificate of completion will be presented on completion of the programme. This course does not include formal assessments.

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