What you will learn

Through this comprehensive course we teach the following modules, with both theory and practical lessons:

  • Fundamentals of combustion engines
  • Fuel injection systems and carburetors
  • Transmission systems and clutches
  • Manual and automatic gearboxes
  • Vehicle diagnostics and fault-finding
  • Suspension and steering
  • Vehicle electronics and ignition systems
  • Tuning and performance
  • Chassis and bodywork​

Those who pass their City & Guilds exams become fully qualified mechanics with official certificates, which are recognised worldwide.

In addition to the teaching modules all our students are given a 6-week industrial attachment. During this time they join the mechanics in a workshop of one of the major employers in the Copperbelt Province who partner with us. This experience is one of the things that makes Mechanics for Africa students so successful, and those who perform well are given valuable references which help them find work when they graduate.

Our students also study a Life Skills course, which includes computing, agriculture, first aid, sexual and general health, nutrition, health and safety, leadership and communication skills, and interview techniques.