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5th April 2019

Motor vehicle students from Hull College have had an exciting yet challenging few months building an electric kit car from scratch to race in Hull city centre on Sunday 28th April.

The project, which started back in February, was an initiative developed by Greenpower to provide electric kit cars to young people, to encourage them to get involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

Funding support was received from Green Port Hull, which has helped towards the creation of the car and supports Green Port’s mission to offer pupils a creative way to learn about STEM subjects, inspiring them to peruse rewarding careers.

Suvanna, one of 5 students involved in the project said “We’ve worked together closely and it’s been great to have the support of each other when we’ve hit issues and needed to explore new ideas.”

Hull College have been involved in the race for two years and have three teams entered in this year.

Course tutor, Jason Surgey said “Students have learnt both the theory and practical aspects of building a car. They get to use the tools and techniques to bring it to life. It’s an inspiring and motivational project, and we’re delighted to be involved.”

We are also proud to announce that Hull College Group is supporting this event as an official sponsor, with the Queens Gardens Campus hosting catering stands, live streaming the races and holding an exhibition of photographs in Hull School of Art and Design.

The event is free to attend, so come along and see the teams in action on 28th April. The fun starts from 10am and racing from 11am.

See below for details on our Motor Vehicle courses.

Courses

Level 2

ABC Award in MOT Testing (Classes 4 and 7)

Key course information

ABC - Award in MOT Testing (Classes 4 and 7) (VRQ)

1 Weeks

Hull College

Various Days

Part Time

You will be taught the required elements to become a Class 4/7 MOT tester.

Level 1

Automotive Maintenance Operations

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Looking to work in the Motor trade? This Level 1 practical Motor Vehicle course builds your ability to repair cars as a step towards an apprenticeship.

Level 2

Light Vehicle Inspection Technician (ATA)

Key course information

College Certificate

1 Weeks

Hull College

Various Days

Part Time

ATA is a national voluntary scheme which tests the current competence of individuals working in the retail motor industry, who are committed to an ethical code of conduct. With the increasing complexity and sophistication of vehicles and a shortage of skilled individuals, there has never been a greater need for...

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Light Vehicle Maintenance

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

If you're looking to develop and utilise your fault finding skills, then this is the course for you.

Level 2

MOT Tester CPD

Key course information

College Certificate

1 Weeks

Hull College

Various Days

Part Time

This is a required activity to maintain the Mot Testers certificate.

Level 2

MOT Tester Manager

Key course information

College Certificate

1 Weeks

Hull College

Various Days

Part Time

Level 1

Motorcycle Maintenance

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Looking to work in the Motor trade? This Level 1 practical Motor Cycle Study Programme builds your ability to repair motor bikes enabling you to find work in a busy bike repair environment.

Level 2

Motorcycle Maintenance

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

This hands-on Motorcycle course builds your ability to repair motor bikes and introduces you to diagnostic techniques.

Level 2

Technical Light Vehicle

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Looking to work in the Motor trade? This Level 2 practical Motor Vehicle course builds your ability to repair cars as a step towards apprenticeships.

Level 2

Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Looking to work in the Motor vehicle repair trade? This practical Paint course builds your ability to repair cars as a step towards apprenticeships. Using industry standard equipment you will develop the skills required by employers.

Level 2

Vehicle Inspection

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Do you want to work in a fast paced motor vehicle environment? Then the Motor Vehicle Study Programme is for you.

Level 1

Vehicle Maintenance (Paint & Body)

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Do you want to express yourself by painting cars or take pride in repairing them to show room condition? This multi-skilled course offers you the choice to diversify at the next level.

Foundation

Vehicle Maintenance

Key course information

1 Weeks

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

This practical Motor Vehicle course introduces you to various aspects of the motor trade including basic car mechanics and elements of paint and body repair.