Pupils in the EEU at Muntham House have the opportunity to undertake an Industry Standard IMI (Institute for the Motor Industry) Accredited Motorcycle Mechanics Course. They have access to a specialist workshop set up to allow pupils to work on motorcycles and undertake maintenance tasks which form part of the assessment for their course.
Pupils carry out hands on tasks on engines, wheels, tyres, braking systems, cooling systems, MOT testing requirements and workshop practices. During the course they will strip and rebuild a motorcycle, learning about the components and how things work on the bikes.
The course is accredited by the IMI and pupils can undertake this to achieve an Entry 3 Award or Certificate depending on the number of units they complete.
These units include health and safety, the use of hand tools, workshop cleaning and maintenance, braking systems, cooling system and lubrication, wheels and tyres fitting, component fitting, steering and suspension, and the use specialist workshop equipment.
This gives pupils an insight to working in the motor trade leading to possible careers as a mechanic or motor vehicle trades. The courses are taught to an industry standard set by the IMI and is accredited as an Award or Certificate in Motorcycle Mechanics. The aim is to develop the types of skills, knowledge and understanding that might lead to potential employment in the motor trades or develop some skills to maintain a vehicle they may own on the future.