Classic Vehicle Intermediate Maintenance

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Expand on the skills you need to maintain your classic motor vehicle in great condition.

Do you own a classic motor vehicle, but are worried you might not be able to keep it in pristine condition?

Our classic motor vehicle maintenance courses offer enthusiasts the opportunity to learn a host of skills, helping you to enjoy your classic motor vehicle all-year round.

This course is delivered at our workshop, based at the much-acclaimed Bicester Heritage site.



What I'll learn

If you already have a basic understanding of classic vehicle maintenance, our five-day course will provide you with the skills and confidence to carry out more advanced tasks.

During the five-day course, you will gain the following skills:

  • Understand how to carry out a major assessment of your vehicle
  • Learn how to deal with electrical and lighting issues
  • Get a good understanding of how to assess larger structural issues

Upon completing this course, please speak with your tutor who can advise you further on any future classic vehicle courses planned.

How I'll learn

This is a very practical, hands-on course.  You will learn through a number of specific tasks, including:

  • Remove, assess and refit a petrol fuel pump (mechanical or electric)
  • Check and adjust valve clearances
  • Assess and adjust clutch operating cable/ cylinder/ linkage
  • Remove, maintain and refit brake shoes
  • Inspect and assess a brake slave cylinder
  • Assess and maintain a rod or cable brake linkage
  • Assess and inspect suspension units
  • Assess structural body condition, including planning for a repair programme
  • Assess paint condition from previous repairs
  • Polishing and vehicle paint protection
  • Electrical systems checking and cost effective repairs 
  • Carrying out minor electrical repairs
  • Understanding legal safety requirements

You will not need to purchase additional materials for this course – all workshop materials will be provided. The course is hands-on, so please dress suitably and consider bringing:

  • Overalls/ durable clothing 
  • Heavy-duty gloves
  • Suitable footwear – i.e. boots

The course will be held at our fully-kitted workshop, situated on the Bicester Heritage site alongside some of the best-known classic vehicle businesses anywhere in the UK. Please note that catering outlets are limited at Bicester Heritage – therefore, we would advise you to bring your own refreshments throughout the course.


How I'll be assessed

This is a learning for leisure course, with no assessments or qualifications. 


Entry Requirements

You will need a basic understanding of classic vehicle maintenance. 


How to Apply

To apply for this course, simply click on the ‘enrol’ button. You will then be taken to an enrolment form, where you will be asked to add your contact details and payment information. 

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. 

If you prefer to enrol in person, please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.