HEA courses

If you plan to pursue a career in the motor vehicle industry - specifically working with classic vehicles - then this is the course for you. According to research by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, there is a need for around 1,000 new apprentices in classic vehicle restoration across the UK.

This course is designed to give you a broad base of knowledge and experience to prepare you for working within the industry.You spend 1-2 days a week in college participating in classroom and practical-based sessions. The other 3-4 days are spent in the workplace, putting what you have learned into practice.

You will be expected to build a portfolio with evidence you have collected in the workplace. An assessor will visit your workplace to observe your working practices. All functional skills (English and maths) will be delivered at college within your day release.

Banbury & Bicester College

01865 551 015

Bicester, Oxon.

Barnet and Southgate College have a proven track record of providing specialist motor vehicle training and education since 1963. The college has a state of the art training centre specialising in engineering and coachworks (Body and Paint) for all type of automotive applications from classic cars to hybrids.

The college Historic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship Programme has been designed in conjunction with our partners, the International Guild of Specialist Engineers (TIGOSE) specifically to develop technician apprentices to the highest standards from across the UK into the vehicle restoration industry.

Barnet & Southgate College

Enfield, Middlesex

BESTT is a partnership of steam heritage organisations representing railways, ships and traction engines and is developing a range of training courses on boiler repair, maintenance and the mechanical overhaul of steam engines.

Over a 2 year period BESTT has successfully trained 17 people based on the BESTT Training Plan sponsored by the HLF.

Steam heritage is one of Britain's glories and working steam locomotive boilers are a key part of the very successful and very important heritage tourism industry. There are over 200 heritage centres in the UK and around 6000 working or restorable boilers on railway locomotives, traction engines and road vehicles, ships and stationary engines.

Boiler & Engineering Skills Training Trust

01274 611418

Bradford, W. Yorks.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Classic Car Restoration

If you're looking to build on your existing skills, while working on classic vehicles in all types of vehicle restoration repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

The programme covers the technical and practical needs for today's classic vehicle restoration industry.

You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

- History and heritage of classic vehicles
- Tools, equipment and materials
- Understanding customer expectations and needs
- Dismantling, measuring and recording
- Diagnosing and repairing vehicle engine, driveline, electrical and chassis systems
- Evaluating and repairing structural body defects and misalignment
- Advanced thermal joining and filling techniques
- Rectification of corrosion/major paint defects and paint refinishing
- Health and safety and good housekeeping

EMTEC Colleges

Nottingham

The Heritage Skills Academy brings together experts from across the Restoration Industry who are committed to teaching the skills required to preserve and restore our Pre and Post-war engineering heritage.

It is our intention to offer Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships across a range of sectors including veteran, vintage and classic motor vehicles, aviation, marine and steam.

Classic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeships
From September 2017 the Heritage Skills Academy, in association with the Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology and Milton Keynes College, will be offering Classic Vehicle Restoration & Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships for the following specialisms: Mechanical, Precision Engineering, Coach Building and Trim. We will be teaching the skills and knowledge required to preserve and restore our Pre and Post-war automotive heritage.

Heritage Skills Academy

John Pitchforth

07973 425276

Bicester, Oxon.

Dedicated HEA provision:
- Mechanical
- Precision Engineering
- Coachbuilding
- Trim

Working with prestigious companies, offering both Block release and Day release. New facilities and an enviable and established track record. We're Committed to promoting high quality delivery and developing skills.

Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology

Matthew Snelson

01746 768 250

Bridgenorth, Shropshire

Dedicated HEA provision:
- Mechanical
- Precision Engineering
- Coachbuilding
- Trim

Working with prestigious companies, offering both Block release and Day release. New facilities and an enviable and established track record. We're Committed to promoting high quality delivery and developing skills.

Milton Keynes College

Andrew Kelly

01908 637411

Milton Keynes

National Historic Ships UK are pleased to now offer a qualification in Historic Vessel Conservation. This course is unique in addressing the specialist knowledge needed to understand a historic vessel project. It will establish a national standard, ensuring that the conservation work being carried out on these craft follows recognised guidelines.

During the course, you will gain a real understanding of different approaches, terminology, standards and outcomes and put these into practise.

National Historic Ships UK

Victoria Wallworth

0208 312 8558

Distance Learning

WCG is one of the largest further and higher education college groups in the UK, with seven unique colleges across Warwickshire and Worcestershire. As one of the largest training providers in the West Midlands, WCG have an enviable reputation for their excellent industry partnerships and positive relationships with local, regional, national and international employers.

Warwick Trident College specialises in engineering and motor vehicle courses, with state-of-the-art workshops, technology and laboratories for students and employers.

Warwickshire College

Mark Eden

0300 456 0047

Warwick