Reading, RG1 4HJ
Develop your skills in motor vehicle servicing with a hands-on course that gives you all the basics from engine lubrication to valeting.
With the Foundation Pathway in Motor Vehicle, you can kickstart a career in this exciting sector as you learn the skills needed to progress; combining practical skills and theory so you can expand your knowledge and training. You will also be given the opportunity to gain English, Maths and IT qualifications alongside the programme.
Upon completion of the course, you can progress to a higher-level study programme at college, or onto an apprenticeship. We can give you advice and information to help you plan your next step, whether you would like to study another course in the college or somewhere else, or are looking to enter employment.
We will provide you with the opportunity to develop vital employability and independence skills through our learning companies. Our partnerships with external organisations and employers are central to giving you the tools you need to have a successful future.
We accept Foundation Studies students who want to start within the academic year. If you would like to find out more or apply to start a Foundation Studies course this year, please click the button below and complete the enquiry form. One of our friendly team will then get back to you.
What I'll learn
You learn the basic knowledge to progress towards the minimum qualifications or skill levels required for entry into industry. Topics covered are:
Engine lubrication, engine cooling, fuel and exhaust systems, spark ignition systems, electrical systems, braking systems, transmission systems, steering and suspension systems, wheel and tyre systems, bench fitting, introduction to vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes, and basic routine vehicle maintenance.
This Entry 3 and Level 1 award builds on the entry level units and allows you to broaden your practical skills.
How I'll learn
The course combines practical skills and theory so you can develop your knowledge and expertise, making good progress in your motor vehicle training.
How I'll be assessed
You are assessed by practical and job knowledge assessment on the different units of the course.
You do not need qualifications to join these pathways. However, you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full time study and your interest in the subject.
You need a basic level of literacy and numeracy to apply for this course. The commitment to work towards improving English and maths is required for this programme. Both Functional skill and GCSE re-sits are offered. We will also expect a satisfactory school report.
As part of your interview we will assess your levels of English and maths and advise you of the most appropriate level to study.
How to Apply
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register for our online service and verify your account
- Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.