Practical Classic Car Care

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 180 Conc £76 Full £325 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 09:30 - 15:30 4 MAC 03/11/2018 24/11/2018 MV1080
Saturday 09:30 - 15:30 4 MAC 04/05/2019 25/05/2019 MV3080

What will the course cover?

The practical content covers basic routine maintenance which will include the replacement of service parts such as oils, filters, contact set, spark plugs, and various other engine components (within reason), fault diagnosis, MOT prep; and inspection, and advice and assistance with minor body repairs. Engine theory, [how an engine produces power]. Buying and selling classic cars will also be covered.

Who is the course for?

Owners wishing to maintain and improve the mechanical condition of your vehicle & prepare the bodywork for the upcoming show season.

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

Some previous experience is desirable and you should possess a reasonable working knowledge of your vehicle and already be able to carry out tasks such as changing bulbs, wiper blades and a wheel.

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

Apply Health & Safety procedures whilst carrying out maintenance activities; describe how an internal combustion engine works; Change engine oil, filter and spark plugs; Inspect and report, adjust or renew brakes; maintain bodywork in reasonable condition and deal with rust spots; have an idea of what to look for when assessing a cars overall condition amongst others.

How is the course organised?

Classroom group discussions to encourage sharing of knowledge and info with theory inputs, coupled with practical workshop based demonstrations and individual tasks or projects. Question & answer sessions.

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

Reading class hand-outs and reading magazines such as: Practical Classics, Classic Car Buyer, Car Mechanics. Articles in the press and watching motoring programmes on the TV will all help to boost knowledge and understanding.

How will my progress be assessed?

Through observation of work carried out, general feedback and use of individual self-assessment.

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

Basic Car Maintenance, Intermediate Car Maintenance or City & Guilds Level 1 which is an accredited course leading to a full qualification.

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

Boots, preferably, but stout leather shoes or similar are acceptable. (Trainers, ‘soft footwear,’ flip-flops or sandals are not suitable.) Please bring boiler suit/overalls or older comfortable clothes, notepad, pencil and pen. If planning to change oil as part of a service activity then parts will be required and also a suitable container to take the old oil away with you as we have no storage.

What support is available?

Help with literacy and 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. Details are available in the Guide book or from teaching or Reception staff.