Activities are carried out in a safe environment, to each individuals ability. Some of the activities include:
Correct and safe way of working on automotive vehicles (motorcycles & cars)
Remove, inspect and replace sparkplugs
Change engine oil and filters
Replace air filter
Carry out diagnostic tests and record findings
Fill washer fluid
Inspect power steering
Inspect road wheels and tyres
Correct jacking and lifting of a vehicle
Change engine coolant
Inspect for wear and play
Inspect air conditioning unit
Replace audio equipment and speakers
Inspect and replace drive belt
Replace cam belt / timing chain
Inspect & adjust tracking
Change gearbox oil
Remove and replace clutch
Remove engine from the vehicle using an engine crane
Inspect, charge, and replace the vehicle battery
Inspect fuses and relays
Inspect and adjust vehicle timing
Plus many other essential vehicle procedures
By attending our day support, you will learn and experience a number of key skills used daily by mechanics all over the world.
You will have learnt new skills required to be a mechanic
You will have an understanding of what is required to complete the tasks
You will have developed self-confidence and motivation in being able to take on vehicle servicing and repairs
You will have developed the foundations in being able to apply for a job to work in a garage and gain paid employment.
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
Service users receiving day support from our service will progress at their own individual pace. Support is tailored to individual needs and abilities.
Our aim is to provide individuals with the experience and skills needed to be able to get paid work in the automotive sector, while having fun.
Every service user is continually assessed and supported through their journey with us on an individual basis. Some people may complete their portfolio and gain all the experience they need within one year, for many it may be two to three years, and for some it could be longer.
We have broken subjects and tasks down into manageable units. You will receive a certificate from our qualified trainer for each unit you complete.
You will create a daily journal which records your daily activities / tasks you have worked on. This makes a lovely record to keep, it allows you to show off what you've done to your family and care manager at your annual review, and evidence to show employers.