Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
  • Last updated : 9 May 2011

The Wheels Project is committed to ensuring that your personal information is used properly and is kept securely.  This Privacy Policy explains how We will collect and use your personal information through Our website  This Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms of Use.

By submitting personal information to the Website during a visit to the Website, you are consenting to the processing of such personal information by Us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Data Controller

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is David Glossop, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Collection of your personal information

When you visit the Website, you may be asked to provide information about yourelf, for example when you contact Us by email with an enquiry or with feedback.  You may also provide personal information to Us when you contact Us by email, telephone or letter.  When you provide personal information to Us or We collect personal information from other sources, We will treat that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use and storage of your personal information

We will use personal information provided by you or gathered by it for the following purposes:

  1. to process and respond to requests, enquiries and complaints received from you;
  2. to provide information requested by you;
  3. to communicate with you about information provided to you;
  4. to update Our records;
  5. to process donations provided by you;
  6. for audit purposes;
  7. to prevent or detect fraud;
  8. to enable third parties to carry out any of the purposes above on Our behalf.

Sharing of your personal information

We may share your personal information with third parties in the following ways:

  • We sometimes use third parties to process personal information on Our behalf.  For example, We may use third parties to maintain Our IT systems or send out mailings on Our behalf.  Where We use third parties to process your personal information, We will ensure that the third parties have adequate security measures in place to safeguard your personal information.
  • We will release your personal information when it is required to do so for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings.
  • We use Google Analytics to monitor our web statistics and Our hosting company (Entanet) web statistics tool through which We can also access statistics of users of the Website.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information that is held on the hard drive of your computer which records how you have used a website.  Cookies allow website operators to accummulate useful information, such as whether the computer (and sometimes its user) has visited the site before.  This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

(We use cookies to monitor how people use the Website in order to help us to provide you with a better service.  Cookies make it easier for you to log on and use the Website during future visits.  Thty also allow Us to personalise the content of the Website for you.)

By using this Website you agree that We may use cookies in this way.  If you want to use this Website but do not want cookies downloaded onto your machine, you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser.  However, you may not be able to use some of the features on Website without cookies.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that We hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.  We will ask for confirmation of identify before it discloses any personal information and may charge a £10 administrtion fee to process the request.  Pelase address requests to the Data Protection Officer, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Please ensure that you check the Privacy Policy regularly for updates.


An integrated learning facility combining basic mechanical theory with the repair and maintenance of a small saloon car together with a basic input covering the legal requirements for vehicle use on the highways.

Teaching Aids

A modern, fully equipped motor vehicle workshop and classrooms.

2 cars (small hatchbacks) for the students to work on.

Mock Theory Tests now available on line at

Other useful links:-

Safety Aids

A comprehensive range of workshop equipment overalls, gloves, safety boots, goggles, – all provided by The Wheels Project.


1 x 2 ½ hour session a week for 6 weeks.

All groups attend The Wheels Project without the presence of others with the aim of reducing distractions and aiding concentration. All eligible groups will compete in an Arrive and Drive event during the final session of each term.

Week 1

Brakes - Workshop Supervisors

  • Review and Evaluation of Kick Start programme - 30 mins
  • Content and Structure of programme - 15 mins
  • Purpose of Brakes – types, layout - 30 mins
  • Strip and Examination of brakes - 75 mins

Week 2

Cooling System - Workshop Supervisors

  • Purpose of Cooling System - 30 mins
  • Layout of Cooling System - 30 mins
  • Remove and Refit Radiator & Cooling Fan - 90 mins

Week 3

Wheels and Tyres - Workshop Supervisors

  • Purpose of Wheels and Tyres - 20 mins
  • Legal requirements - 25 mins
  • Types of Wheels and Tyres - 15 mins
  • Remove, Refit and Re-balance a tyre - 90 mins

Week 4

MOT and Bodywork Checks - Workshop Supervisors

  • Purpose of MOT Certificate - 30 mins
  • Purpose of Bodywork Checks - 30 mins
  • Inspect to Buy exercise - 90 mins

Week 5

Servicing and Evaluation - Workshop Supervisors

  • Reasons for Servicing - 30 mins
  • Service a car - 90 mins
  • Complete feedback - 30 mins

Week 6

  • Karting event



One of these sessions will be REPLACED by a HEALTH & SAFETY session if the Kick Start introductory course has not been previously undertaken.


All students who complete at least 4 of the first 6 sessions of this course may be eligible to participate in a karting event at TeamSport, Avonmouth (see the  bullet points below).

All groups attend The Wheels Project without the presence of others with the aim of reducing distractions and aiding concentration. All eligible groups will compete in an Arrive and Drive event at the end of each term.

Arrive and Drive Karting Event held at TeamSport, Third Way, Avonmouth, Bristol (Tel: 08444 109 109).

  • Wheels' Supervisors have the discretion to bar a student from attending the karting session, on the grounds of safety, if that student's behaviour throughout the course has caused sufficient concern. The student will be informed of this decision during the final session at Wheels prior to karting.
  • Learners will be excluded from Karting at end of term if they are absent for more than two planned sessions.
  • A student will not be allowed to attend the karting event if he/she has not returned the signed parent/guardian consent form (given out during the first session at Wheels) by the week before karting at the latest.
  • At least one member of staff from the referral organisation must be present at the karting session and he/she must be sufficiently familiar with the students to manage effectively any incidents that may occur during the event.
  • One member of staff accompanying a group will be able to take part in the karting, provided there are at least two members of staff present representing that organisation.


  • In-house certificate of completion.
  • OCR National Skills Profile Servicing Module in Motor Vehicle Studies (optional) - Entry 3


  • Groups will be pre-formed by the referring organisation.
  • Group size is 4 - 8 learners.
  • Wheels does not have more than one group at its centre at any one time.
  • Any Learners starting the programme late will not qualify for CBT course.
  • A Risk Assessment on learners must be completed by Key Workers before start of course – those with history of violent behaviour are excluded from Wheels programmes.

Criteria for Selection

Learners’ behaviour should be causing concern to group leaders and exhibit at least three of the following factors:

  • Aged between 15 - 24
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Poor educational record
  • Truanting
  • Exclusion from school
  • Unemployed
  • Criminal record

Intake Dates

Intakes for groups occur at the start of each academic term and also during the Summer holidays.

Have a look at our intake dates.


The Wheels Project Ltd
31-32 Bonville Road
Bristol BS4 5QH

Tel: 0117 971 1711
Contact: David Glossop, General Manager
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


  • 2 Workshop Supervisors from The Wheels Project
  • 1 Teacher/Youth Leader

More Notes

  • Transport of students to The Wheels Project is not provided.
  • TeamSport, Third Way, Avonmouth, Bristol (Tel: 08444 109 109).

Conduct of Students

  • No alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed and anyone suspected of being under the influence will be excluded for that session.
  • Students who repeatedly break the rules agreed in week 1 will be warned by our supervisors, their referring officer notified and may be excluded from the group permanently if that behaviour continues
  • Violent behaviour will result in immediate removal from the course.
  • Students will be warned against bullying behaviour and will be removed from the course if this behaviour persists.

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