Automotive Mechanics

Title of course: National Certificate in Automotive Mechanics (NCAM)


This course produces automotive mechanics who are relevant to the industry and world of work. The delivery is learner-centered and competence-based with emphasis on practical teaching, projects and acquisition of skills by the Trainees.

2. Learning outcomes:

The graduate mechanic, is be able to:

  • Exhibit improved Occupational Health and Safety Awareness
  • Fabricate components and machine parts
  • Service and maintain engines in good working conditions.
  • Install, repair and maintain the electrical/ electronic system in a vehicle
  • Prepare reports, budgets, and operation plans
  • Promote and ensure safety of workers and plant
  • Initiate and manage small Business Enterprises.

3. Duration of the course

This course is a full-time course taught in two academic years. Each academic year consists of three terms of teaching, continuous assessment, practical and written examinations. At the end of each academic year, trainees carry out industrial training which is a core module and lasts for at least six weeks.

4. Entry requirements:

The minimum qualifications for NCAM are as follows;

  1. A Uganda Certificate of Education(UCE) or its equivalent.
  2. Uganda Junior Technical Certificate(UJTC) or Community Polytechnic Certificate or its equivalent.

5. Prospects for National Certificate in Automotive mechanics

NCAM graduates may opt to further their skills and education by offering a diploma and eventually a degree in any of the following areas:

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Automobile Engineering

6. Modules

This course has 6 modules namely;

  • Occupational Health and Safety Awareness
  • Automotive technology
  • Technician science
  • Technical Drawing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Auto Electrical / Electronic Systems

7. Support modules

  • Trade Calculations
  • Communication and computer skills
  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • Kiswahili