Introduction to Vehicle Systems

Hands-on learning relating to how different vehicle systems work.


Why take this course?

This course will will explore how vehicle systems work, combining both classroom and workshop learning to build on your existing practical knowledge. 

What you will experience

You will be introduced to important theory relating to vehicle systems, and will get the opportunity to apply this to relevant practical activities.

Topics include engine combustion and function, the combustion process, the gearbox and the chassis area.

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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

This course is best suited to those who have completed the Basic Car Maintenance course.

What you will need

Students will require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and general stationery.

What you need to know

Next steps



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We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

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