Foundation Level 1

Engineering and Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Are you interested in engineering? This very practical course offers you a great introduction to a range of engineering skills including using hand tools, welding and electrical wiring.

You’ll spend plenty of practical sessions in our specially equipped workshops developing your knowledge and skills around the maintenance of automotive and agricultural vehicles.

This course will help you build work related skills in preparation for further training or employment.

Course includes

What will I study?

  • Tractor and buggy driving
  • Electrical wiring
  • Engine dismantling
  • Welding – Mig/Arc
  • Working with hand tools
  • Vehicle repair
  • Health and safety
  • Personal development classes
  • Preparation for interview
  • Job applications and course applications
  • You will undertake a 2-3 week work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • You do not need any formal entry requirements to enrol on this course

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Semi-skilled mechanic for dealership
  • Mechanic on large mechanised farm
  • Welder and fabricator
  • Tractor driver or mechanic
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2019 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.

Transport

Our college bus service collects over 1,400 students every day from far and wide. What’s more, getting to Reaseheath is FREE* on all college bus routes. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

Accommodation

At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for up to 1,000 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

*Subject to terms and conditions

Student Profile
Lewis Atherton

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering

“The foundation studies programme has taught me to be a better person. Now I ask questions before I start a task to make sure I fully understand what to do.

“I am more independent, more ready to work. I am a lot more confident, a better self-manager. My behaviour and time keeping have really improved. I have improved my maths and English and my knowledge of engineering.

“I have now got a part time job at Birch Farm in Warrington and I will start this full time after I complete my course.”