Mechanix is a project that teaches young people basic car maintenance and allows them to gain a recognised qualification as part of the course.


The MechaniX project is making funding available to up to 10 courses this year. Could you run a project and give new skills to young people? We would love to hear from you.

The Mechanix project began as a pilot in 2014 at Prospex in Islington, London. Since then Prospex have run further courses with support from Vehicle Inspection and Training Services (VIATS) as the qualification provider and assessors. A further pilot has run at Dibden Purlieu in Hampshire.

Following the success of these courses, in conjunction with Prospex and VIATS we decided to widen the reach of the scheme and bring it to more young people. The project allows young people to build hands-on skills in repairing cars and restoring them to the road. The course also gives young people a recognised qualification, which is an excellent stepping stone into an apprenticeship or work placement.

Projects are undertaken in a safe environment, with a mechanic and mentors on hand to ensure that tasks are undertaken safely. An assessor will also be on hand to record what activities take place in relation to the qualification.

Interested in taking part or hosting a course? Click on the links below!