Course Details

  • This generic route for Transport Maintenance gives you the flexibility to develop your knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas within the automotive industry, preparing you for further studies or that first step in your future career.

    Through classroom theory and workshop practicals you will gain an understanding of health and safety practices, removing and replacing engine components, electrical auxiliary units and components and also gain essential knowledge of chassis units’ brakes, steering and suspension systems, tyres and exhaust systems.

    In addition, you will benefit from understanding of Personal Social Development (PSD) associated with working in a garage and awareness of job roles and department responsibilities in a dealership.

  • We’d like you to have at least 3 GCSEs, including Maths and English, or a suitable entry level qualification. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers. [link to School Leaver Entry Requirements]

  • You will be assessed through practical and written tasks, along with assessor observations and verbal questioning, designed to measure your knowledge and skills. You will also complete online tests set by the awarding body, the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI).

  • This certificate is the ideal start of your journey to an automotive career. The course will support your progress to a Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance and to continue your journey on to Level 2 full-time or an Apprenticeship programme.

    Your journey can lead to a wide range of career options such as motor vehicle technician, motor vehicle fitter, vehicle breakdown engineer, automotive engineer or move in to the rental market as a car rental agent or car fleet manager.

    Careers page
  • Courses like this one are usually free for 16-18 year olds to take. You won’t have to worry about tuition fees.
    If you’re 19 or older, or if you’re concerned about any other costs associated with college, don't worry, we have lots of information on special loans to fund any fees, bursaries and grants to reduce costs, and extra financial support for those in need.

    Fees, finance and funding page
  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

    Make an enquiry