Motor Vehicle Maintenance

You will follow a course of study on the following:-

  • Health and Safety/ Tools for the job, Build a Port-Folio, (H&S Phase test, WS tour)
  • 12Volt lead acid battery-Gel batteries (Phase test,WS-Practical)
  • Starting circuit. Inertia, Pre-Engaged, Gear reduction, (Phase test,WS-Practical)
  • Charging Circuit. Alternators, Dynamos, Smart charge, (Phase test,WS-Practical)
  • Ignition Systems. Mechanical, Electronic, ECU controlled, (Phase test,WS-Practical)
  • Auto Electrical test equipment, soldering. (Phase test,WS-Practical)
  • Cables, connections and installing accessories, Ohm’s Law, (Phase test,WS-Practical)
  • Security-Tracker, Immobiliser, Alarm systems. Fault finding-Open/Short circuit (Demo)
  • Modern Vehicles wiring with Multiplex/CANbus. (Online exam, covering up to date)
  • Vehicle Diagnostics. History of OBD and related acronyms (Sign off Port-Folio)
  • Entry requirements

    A good level of English is required.

  • Who is the course for?

    An introduction into auto electrics and electric fault diagnosis. This course would improve your chances of entering or progressing as a motor mechanic or auto electrician. It is also ideal for a hobbyist or someone wishing to carry out their own repairs. This course is endorsed by IMI Awards Ltd. part of the Sector Skills Council for the motor industry.

  • Study methods

    Various handouts and diagrams are handed out during the course.

    Theory is delivered through blended learning which may include face to face and some online learning including Google classroom, I-GVS, Zoom and other online learning platforms. The mode of delivery will be governed by the Covid-19 guidelines adopted by the college at that time and may vary throughout the course.

    Practical work will be undertaken throughout the course, in fully equipped workshops, to support theory lessons delivered in the classroom. We have three modern vehicle workshops in the Faculty of Technology which features vehicle lifts, electronic test equipment, a new dyno-meter facility and a variety of Modern cars.

    Lesson objectives are discussed for approx. 1 hour 15mins weekly. During this time, students are encouraged to write notes. Handouts will also be made available to encourage differentiation.

    Scenarios or faults are set up in the workshop for practical work and further discussions.

    Handouts are given out regularly, especially with longer texts such as Multiplex wiring. This is designed to aid in-class discussion.

    An intermediary set of phase tests are given to cover the first seven weeks of the course. This will assess learners' varied abilities and progress within the course, and will identify any students who may require differentiated support.

    Suitable safety boots and overalls will be required to carry out practical activities in the workshop and may be purchased from Amazon, B&Q etc.
    The candidate must provide their own boots and overalls.
    Please note the overalls should be navy colour and are described as workshop or warehouse coats at many outlets

  • How is the course assessed?

    The course is IMI Endorsed, QAA Certificated.

    Interim tests are given to students throughout the course and a final exam to be taken by students at the end of the course.

  • More information
    • This is a full cost commercial course and all students pay fees, no concessions are available.
      ‘Fee refunds for commercial courses will not be awarded after two weeks before the scheduled start date of
      the course, unless the course is cancelled by the College.’

      Certification is based upon the achievement of the passing the course content and paying the fees in full.

      Once you have clicked the Enrol Now button and completed and submitted your online application, Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will be in touch to discuss your application further.
  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Various and would be ideal for a hobbyist or someone wishing to carry some of their basic own auto-electrical work and/or repairs.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Vehicle Fault Diagnostics - PT Evening (Uxbridge College)

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Nov 2023

Starts 7 November 2023

Duration 10 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Fees £595.00

Days/Time Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00

Course starting Jan 2024

Starts 16 January 2024

Duration 10 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Fees £595.00

Days/Time Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00