Starting Wednesday 28th February 2018 is a Motor Engineering Evening Course at Accrington and Rossendale College.

The course is an ideal “first taste” of the skills required to work in the motor engineering / vehicle repair industry and is also relevant for car enthusiasts looking to gain extra knowledge and learn skills from lecturers who are themselves qualified mechanics.

Previous attendees of this course have included classic car enthusiasts who have all found the practical course with hands on experience in the Accrington and Rossendale workshop, which exactly replicates a working garage, to be both useful and fun.

Accrington and Rossendale College have been happy to see the enthusiasm for this course and the wide age range of people attending. It has been popular with retired people looking to learn a new DIY skill and equally for teenagers who are planning to use their new skills to save money on their motor maintenance!

The Motor Engineering Workshop

Charlotte Scheffmann, Assistant Principal at Accrington and Rossendale College, said:

“The interest in this course has been wonderful, we have had interest from families who want to save money on maintaining their car and from people who want to peruse as a hobby or route into further education in the industry. The course is open to all and we welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for joining. The students who have completed the course have given great feedback, particularly mentioning how much pride they feel in learning a new skill that is practical in their day to day life.”

The motoring department at the college has gained a lot of attention lately with a recent visit from Quentin Wilson.

Taking a break from filming for Warrantywise, the provider of the best used vehicle warranties in the UK- Quentin Willson, motoring journalist and TV presenter, visited the College at the end of last year. He conducted a Question and Answer session with students of the Motor Vehicle Engineering Department at Accrington and Rossendale College which created a lot of excitement amongst the students.

Quentin talked about the importance of the motor vehicle industry to the UK economy which supports 800,000 jobs in a supply chain worth £13 billion.

The Motor Engineering Evening Course is only £120 for 10 weeks and runs every week from 28th February on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 to 9pm.

For those who are unemployed or on benefits Accrington and Rossendale College is able to subsidise this course, so please don’t let finances put you off applying!

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To book on to the next Motor Engineering Course call 01254 389933

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