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We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Motor Vehicle at Sparsholt College is like. Scroll down to watch the playlist of videos we have created and have a go at the activities if you can.
Remember, we are on social media and love posting about our students, their achievements and our beautiful campus so be sure to give us a like and a follow. You can also contact us at AskMotorVehicle@sparsholt.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding our courses.
At Sparsholt we also offer a lot of support to you during your time at college including Careers Guidance and Health and Wellbeing advice.
Something fun you might not have thought of - the tyre animals below were part of a project to help infant schools and nurseries brighten their surroundings and a great way of recycling old tyres!
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Motor Vehicle at Sparsholt
Here are some key facts about the Motor Vehicle courses at Sparsholt College:
- New Motor Vehicle centre opened in 2014
- 100% pass rate on all Motor Vehicle courses for the last 4 years
- Talented team of staff are all industry trained
- Courses from Level 1 through to Level 3 as well as Apprenticeships offered
- Industry trips and visits to places such as Teamsport Go-karting, World Rally Championships, Auto Sport International Show, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Mercedes World and more
- Ex students now working in F1, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Pitt Lane Restoration, BMW specialist, Local council repair depot, Subaru specialist, Extrac transmissions and Picador Vauxhall.
Motor Vehicle is an ever changing industry which is demanding a more qualified and skilful workforce. Not only is there the standard Petrol and Diesel engine cars, we are now moving to Electric, Hybrid and self-drive vehicles. The best technicians will need to have skills in all these areas to help secure and maintain the top jobs within the industry. Our students still need to learn the basic maintenance of a vehicle. Cars will still have brakes, electrics, bodywork and wheels and tyres. Students will work their way up to Level 3 fault finding skills and working with very high voltages. Our Level 1s are starting to learn about Electric and Hybrid cars now alongside a good work ethic which continues through to Level 2 and 3. This will give them the best chance of securing full-time work.
So by producing a high performing student with good practical and problem solving skills, alongside an improving English and Maths knowledge, we are giving the students the best start to their careers.
What's next for Sparsholt Motor Vehicle: The next steps for the department are to have an electric and hybrid vehicle within the fleet of cars we have. Expand the units we teach to include more electric/hybrid teaching and develop the staff team's knowledge within this area.
A link to a very informative and fast paced documentary by Richard Hammond Engineering Connections - Formula 1 - a science based video about the evolution of the Formula 1 engine. Sit back and enjoy!
Student wellbeing and support
At Sparsholt College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible.
We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including;
- Carer support
- Childcare support
- Confidential one-to-one services
University Centre Sparsholt
Did you know that Sparsholt also offers higher education including foundation degrees, degrees and masters courses in a variety of different areas!
University Centre Sparsholt is the perfect place to take your education further in the interesting and varied fields of Conservation and Wildlife Management, Animal/Zoo Biology, Fishery and Aquatics, Equine Science and Performance management or Veterinary Nursing Science!
Vehicle Maintenance Level 1
Vehicle Fitting Principles Level 2
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2 Diploma
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 Diploma
Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college.
Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Sparsholt College!
We also have our SUN Progression Mentor Anna!
Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education!
We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna!