The Transport Maintenance Course teaches students all aspects of motor vehicle repair and maintenance.
Students begin with the basic Health and Safety practices associated with workshop tools and equipment. Following this, they are introduced to the skills required to undertake vehicle repairs, which are tailored towards potential career paths within this industry.
Students learn the principles of motor vehicle engine construction, including cooling and lubrication systems, transmission systems (gearbox), and the fundamentals of vehicle electrical and electronic systems (lights, charging, starting systems).
They learn how to carry out routine inspections of braking systems, wheel and tyre checks and also gain an understanding of the different types of transport vehicles and how they are constructed.
The course covers future technologies such as low carbon and electric vehicles. And students also learn washing and cleaning skills, and how to prepare a motor vehicle for resale.
“We endeavour, through teamwork, to turn I can’t into I can, and I can into we did through team work.”
Jason Whiting – Transport Maintenance Tutor
Meet Your Tutor
Jason is the St-Eds tutor for Transport Maintenance. He started off as an apprentice with Armstrong & Son whilst learning the art of refinishing and spray painting. He continued this trade with a passion for motorcycles and cars and became a Private Hire Driver working with several companies and contracts. Jason is a professional ex-motorcycle instructor of eight years, with experience in the legal and heavy automotive industries. One of his main passions is riding motorcycles and he is currently in the process of upgrading his skills, having received his entitlement to ride unrestricted class motorcycles. Jason is also a keen photographer.
Jess is our Transport Maintenance Apprentice and began here as a Post-16 student learning construction and transport maintenance. With doing so she realised her potential and excitement in the motoring industry and has since joined us as an Apprentice, working together with Poultec. Jess thrives on her work here with St-Eds and enjoys supporting young people to realise their own capabilities and see them overcome their confidence issues. She has a passion for helping students through their qualifications as she too had a difficult time in mainstream education and understands the challenge. Jess is enthusiastic about photography.