Transport Maintenance

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • Level 1 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

You can now apply for next year

(September 22/23)

Interested in how things work and want a job where you can help shape and develop the future? You will gain technical knowledge and develop practical skills to suit the modern industry sector of electrical / electronic, mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

Our practical learning areas include labs for pneumatics and hydraulics along with workshops for electrical / electronic and mechanical engineering, motor vehicle and plant maintenance.

This course will develop skills in both light and heavy vehicle. During the course, you will have the opportunity to work in both areas to allow progression to a range of apprentice opportunities or further studies in either heavy vehicle which are trucks, buses and construction equipment or light vehicle which is working on cars or vans.

You will learn, develop and practice the skills required in the automotive sector.

Modules may include:

  • Working safely in vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Vehicle construction and routine maintenance
  • Vehicle tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems
  • Vehicle engine systems
  • Engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems
  • Vehicle electrical skills

You will also be expected to study additional qualifications to enhance your future prospects, such as GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics.

You will develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is IMI.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, you must be enthusiastic and motivated to learn.

This course covers the foundation skills necessary for progression into Light and / or Heavy Vehicle (Truck and Bus) Maintenance and Repair. Successful completion will enable you to progress to a Modern Apprenticeship or Level 2 course.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £45*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course will develop skills in both light and heavy vehicle. During the course, you will have the opportunity to work in both areas to allow progression to a range of apprentice opportunities or further studies in either heavy vehicle which are trucks, buses and construction equipment or light vehicle which is working on cars or vans.

You will learn, develop and practice the skills required in the automotive sector.

Modules may include:

  • Working safely in vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Vehicle construction and routine maintenance
  • Vehicle tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems
  • Vehicle engine systems
  • Engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems
  • Vehicle electrical skills

You will also be expected to study additional qualifications to enhance your future prospects, such as GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics.

You will develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is IMI.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, you must be enthusiastic and motivated to learn.

This course covers the foundation skills necessary for progression into Light and / or Heavy Vehicle (Truck and Bus) Maintenance and Repair. Successful completion will enable you to progress to a Modern Apprenticeship or Level 2 course.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £45*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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