Motorcycle and Motorbike Maintenance and Repair Mechanic Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: TM112
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: The Institute of the Motor Industry
  • Study mode: Full Time
Overview

Motorcycle and Motorbike Maintenance and Repair Mechanic Level 1 will provide you with the essential knowledge needed to someday be a successful mechanic working within a motorcycle garage, dealership or within bespoke vehicle production.

You will study in our world-class £5.5m Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH), which was developed collaboratively with leading automotive manufacturers. Look forward to state-of-the-art workshops that look and feel just like industry. 

The Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH) is also a commercial garage and dealership, offering a number of services available to the public.

We work with a broad range of high-profile partners, including Chorley Nissan, Simpsons Skoda and Bowker BMW to provide you with a number of exciting opportunities. These range from work placements to career-boosting workshops. The skills you gain during an industry work placement will make you an attractive candidate to any future employer.

We work with a broad range of high-profile partners, including Chorley Nissan, Simpsons Skoda and Bowker BMW to provide you with a number of exciting opportunities. These range from work placements to career-boosting workshops. The skills you gain during an industry work placement will make you an attractive candidate to any future employer.

We've also taken our students on some really exciting trips in the past, including Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, National Transport Museum, Prestige Karting, Autosport International at Birmingham NEC and Track Day at Three Sisters Race Course!

What will I study?

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in today’s motor vehicle industry. Here is just a small snapshot of the types of things you will learn:

  • Health and safety at work.
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices.
  • Routine motorcycle maintenance.
  • Motorcycle internal engine systems.
  • Replacing motorcycle electrical units and components.

Motorcycle and Motorbike Maintenance and Repair Mechanic Level 1 is delivered through a combination of classroom and workshop activities, taught by passionate tutors who are experts within their field.

Entry Requirements

1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or completion of an Entry Level course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of workshop (practical), online and written assessments.

What can I do next?

Most students choose to progress to a relevant Level 2 course, or move onto an Apprenticeship, subject to relevant employment.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Motor Vehicle Body Repairer

  • £
    13,000
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

If you can pay close attention to detail and you would like a practical job working with vehicles, this job could be for you.

As a motor vehicle body repairer, you would fix or replace damaged body parts on all types of vehicles.

In this job you would need to be good at practical work, and be able to use a range of tools. You would also need to reasonably fit and able to follow instructions.

You could get into this job through an Apprenticeship scheme or by doing a college course. You can also move into this work if you have a background in vehicle mechanics.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Motor Vehicle Breakdown Engineer

  • £
    20,000
    + starting salary
  • Variable hours per week

Motor vehicle breakdown engineers, also known as roadside recovery or assistance technicians, help people whose vehicles have broken down or failed to start. If you are interested in how vehicles work and like fixing things, this job could be ideal for you.

To do this job well, you would need a keen interest in motor mechanics, good people skills and the ability to explain technical issues in a clear way.

To become a breakdown engineer, you would normally need experience and qualifications in motor vehicle maintenance and repair. A driving licence is also essential.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Motor Vehicle Fitter

  • £
    13,000
    + starting salary
  • Variable hours per week

If you've got practical skills and can work well in a team, this job could suit you well.

Motor vehicle fitters, also known as fast-fit technicians, repair and replace worn or damaged tyres, exhausts, batteries and parts. Fitters normally work in fast-fit centres or workshops alongside motor vehicle technicians, fixing vehicles while the customer waits.

To do this job you will need to have good customer service skills and also number skills to work out costs.

Completing an Apprenticeship scheme is a common route into this job. Alternatively, there are college courses in vehicle fitting you can do that could help you develop some of the skills you would need.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Motor Vehicle Parts Person

  • £
    14,000
    + starting salary
  • 37-40 hours per week

Another option, is to take a college course, which would teach you some of the skills needed while you look for a job. Relevant courses include:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Tyre Fitting Principles
  • Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Component Fitting
  • Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Vehicle Technology

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Motor Vehicle Technician

  • £
    15,000
    + starting salary
  • 40 hours per week

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a great career for you.

Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

The most common way to become a motor vehicle technician is through an apprenticeship in vehicle mechanics. To get onto a scheme, you may need GCSEs in maths, English and science. Another way is to take an automotive course at college to learn some of the skills needed for the job.

To become a motor vehicle technician you will need to have strong practical skills. You’ll need to be good at problem-solving and finding faults. And you’ll also need to be a good with people and have great customer service skills.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire