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In Short

You will acquire the relevant skills and underpinning knowledge in all areas of motor vehicle, in particular, workshops skills. Our courses meet the requirements of employers and help you gain the skills needed for employment in today’s competitive work environment. We offer four levels of courses to fit your learning requirements.

Entry Requirements

Selection is by interview plus Level 1 Motor Vehicle Certificate

Course Content

  • Health and safety
  • Routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Engine, chassis and transmission systems.

How will I be assessed?

A range of methods are used to assess you, these include projects, assignments and coursework; you will keep your assessed work in a portfolio. You will also have external written tests for some of the units.


You can progress through your learning with Weymouth College from Entry Level right up to Level 3. After completion of Level 1, you may progress to Level 2 Automotive Studies or to our Apprenticeship programme. After completion of Level 2 and 3 the skills acquired help you gain employment within the industry, enrol on an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship or move on to higher education. Those who completed Level 3 may also progress to the Certificate of Supervisory Studies within the automotive industry.


The College library has an extensive lending and reference books, video and journal stock. It is essential that you provide your own overalls and safety shoes without which no practical work can be undertaken.


If you are aged 16–18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16–18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact reception for details of costs and concessions on 01305 76100 or email

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