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Basic Car Maintenance

Course Code: BCM-CCP

Level: E
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: OCNLR
Qualification: Award
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Mondays or Tuesdays 6.00pm to 8.00pm

About the course

Would you like to be more knowledgeable about your car? Would you like to be able to perform maintenance on your car without having to study full time? Then this course is for you! We will teach you basic car maintenance activities to enable you to keep your car on the road.

What you'll learn

This is hands-on, practical course will build your confidence in the following units:

  • checking and maintaining tyre pressures and tread
  • routine wheel and tyre checks
  • checking and maintaining fluid levels on a car
  • identification of basic external and internal car parts
  • routine vehicle checks
  • motor vehicle workshop tools and equipment
  • valeting interior and exterior

In addition to this, our staff will do their best to address any subject areas that are of interest to you.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. An interest in the subject is desirable.


This course does not have any assessments or exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you could go on to study a wide range of automotive courses at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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