Introduction to the Automotive Environment

West Lothian College


This course is an excellent introduction to a career in automotive engineering, teaching you the practical skills needed to progress to further study in the area.

You will develop practical skills in a motor vehicle workshop environment, and although most of the time will be spent doing practical activities, you will also learn the principles in the classroom.

Content: Engine lubrication and cooling; Fuel and exhaust systems; Electrical systems; Braking systems; Steering and suspension; Wheels and tyres; General vehicle mechanics.

Entry Requirements

English, Maths and a science subject at National 3. Interview and practical skills test.

Progression Routes

Possible employment in the industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Motor Vehicle

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy