Love Your New Car!

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 60 Conc £26 Full £103 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 4 MAC 29/04/2020 20/05/2020 MV3995

What will the course cover?

• The anatomy of your vehicle • Modern driving systems • Assessing your driving experience • Buying and selling your vehicle • Basic maintenance and emergency • The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), automotive bodies and driving rules.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at anyone who has bought, or is thinking of buying, a new or nearly new car (No less than a year old) and will complement the owners handbook and your dealerships help and advice. This course should also help with the ‘things they don’t tell you’ when buying a new car.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Absolutely no experience needed, but if you have experience that’s even better - even the most seasoned new car owners will learn something new. Due to the ever-changing automotive systems, and expanding legislation, owning a new vehicle is a learning curve for everyone, and there are constant changes you need to keep up with to ensure you get the most out of your car.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

• Know all the major systems on your vehicle • Understand how to use all your modern driving aids and In Car Entertainment (ICE) • Be able to assess and constructively reflect on a vehicles performance and your own driving performance using technical terms and terminology • Know what a good and bad deal is when buying cars, getting value for money • Understand the true implications of ULEZ and who it affects.

How is the course organised?

Through tutor led explanations, demonstrations, group discussions, tasks and hands on student practice. Peer groups on social media will also be encouraged to extend content and delivery.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To get the most out of the course, your tutor will guide you on further learning for the chosen topic that week. The more you study in that chosen topic, the quicker you will improve and the more your confidence will grow.

How will my progress be assessed?

The course is assessed continuously by the Tutor through informal workshop and classroom assessment tasks, but peer assessment is also encouraged when working in groups. Feedback is given informally, so tutors can focus on further areas that students need to develop and improve learning. All learning styles are catered for and our primary goal is to build learners confidence in their study.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Get involved in a range of automotive courses from beginners to accredited courses in vehicle maintenance. Speak to your Tutor and they will guide you on your learning Journey.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

None, just bring yourself, a pen and note book or a tablet/laptop to our sessions. We also encourage you to bring your vehicles into our workshop (we have a workshop booking in system and we follow and respect all Health & Safety rules, plus respect each other’s property. This can be discussed at your first class session). Other books or publications that would help your learning: Your vehicle handbook. Various magazines are available that can help you develop confidence in understanding motor vehicles, such as Auto Express magazine, What Car magazine etec. These websites may help you and supplement your Learning:

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.