Engineering, Technology, Motor Vehicle & Construction

Ascentis Introductory Award - DIY and Basic Car Maintenance for Beginners

10 Weeks , Evening , Stratford Campus
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Is the Course for me?

Do you want to understand how your car works and how to properly maintain it, as well as learning how to carry out basic repairs yourself?

What is involved?

You will learn about:

  • What is in a mechanic's toolbox
  • tyre safety
  • changing a flat tyre
  • topping up fluids
  • check brake condition
  • understanding underneath the car
  • introduction to under the bonnet
  • warning lights
  • replacing bulbs
  • easy pre-MOT checks


You gain valuable experience from this short course and with the skills you develop you will spend less money taking your to the garage for minor problems

Newham College has fantastic facilities including purpose-built workshop and working garages with MOT bays.

Course Requirements

No entry requirements
Materials needed - steel capped boots and overalls

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