In the UK the Motorcycle Industry contributes millions to the economy and employs in the region of 100,000 people. With the Motorcycle Industry Association reporting over 128,000 motorcycle and moped registrations in 2016 and the Government increasingly focused on reducing car road congestion the industry remains strong and presents a lot of opportunities for people with a passion for motorcycles and fixing things.
This course is an ideal introduction to maintaining and repairing motorcycles covering the mechanical and electrical systems and how these different systems work and operate together to ensure the highest performance from the bikes.
Units of Study:
- Motorcycle braking
- Motorcycle suspension, engines and transmission systems
- Servicing and maintaining motorcycles and mopeds.
You will be taught in the College’s iSTEM Centre with state-of-the-art equipment and purpose built vehicle workshops, working on real motorcycles and taught by industry experienced tutors. There will be a mixture of theory, practical workshop activities and project based learning. Projects will involve finding solutions to problems such as being able to take a design and modify it, improve it or you will be asked to design your own projects to meet given criteria. These projects will help you to develop the skills required to work in the industry and will be mapped to your assessment criteria throughout the year.
You will complete projects to show your skills and this will be part of your assessment. You will also complete practical tasks in the workshop, written assignments, exams and a portfolio of evidence in our bespoke motorcycle workshop.
This qualification along with a successful progression interview allows progression to the Level 2 course. You may also consider applying for an Apprenticeship.
For workshop activities you will need to purchase suitable overalls and work boots.
You’ll need a profile of mainly grade 2s (Es) or above at GCSE including English Language and maths. You will be asked to attend an interview to evaluate your suitability for the course.