If you have an interest in heavy vehicles like HGV’s, Cranes, other large vehicle you see on the road and have your sights set on becoming a mechanic, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in a career in automotive engineering.
The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of vehicles over 7.5 tonne.
You will be looking at everything including engines, tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission, and electronics. If it’s on a HGV, you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a mechanic, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course.
Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage. We also have a strong partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), so employers know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a mechanic or technician. Therefore, if you are a bit of a Heavy vehicle fan and want a career working with Heavy vehicles, this is the best place to start the next stage of your career either further education or an apprenticeship..
As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to how components work, how they are removed and refitted according to manufacturer’s specification, the automotive industry and developing your essential skills. You will be learning from experienced automotive professionals and mechanics, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.
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