Mechanics For Beginners

Key information

Cost:£295 per person
Start date:24th April 2018, Evenings (10 x 3 hrs)
Location: Newham College Stratford Campus
Duration: 2 months,
Awarding body: Ascentis.

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Who needs this qualification? 

If you find you need help fixing small problems on your car, our Car Mechanics for Beginners course could be perfect for you. Get to understand how your car works and how to properly maintain it, as well as how to carry out basic repairs yourself. You’ll learn about health and safety, car roadworthiness, engine operation and maintenance, lubrication, fuel, ignition and exhaust system, catalytic converter and emissions.

Newham College has fantastic facilities including purpose-built workshops and working garages with MOT bays. You will gain valuable experience from this short course, and with the skills you develop you’ll spend less money taking your car to the garage for minor problems!


The materials you need to help with your studies, include steel cap boots and overalls, with the use of our tool kits. 

Next Steps

This course will enable you to progress into employment in the motor vehicle sector.

Qualification content:


You’ll learn:

  • What’s in a mechanics toolbox?
  • Introduction to under bonnet
  • Tyre safety
  • Changing a flat tyre
  • Replacing bulbs
  • Topping up fluids
  • Warning lights
  • Underneath the car
  • Check brake condition
  • Easy pre-mot checks.

Entry criteria: No formal qualifications or previous knowledge required.