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.