Train to become a caravan & motorhome engineer


Want to be your own boss and work the hours you want?

The MCEA “foundation course” in caravan & motorhome servicing & repair


The MCEA is not only the UK’s largest network of independent caravan service engineers, but we are also the UK’s leading training provider of courses in mobile caravan and motorhome servicing. If you are a keen caravanner yourself and want to retrain to become a self employed mobile caravan engineer, take a look at the details below to discover our regular courses and their content.

The MCEA was founded in 2005 to provide training courses for those who wish to pursue careers as self-employed mobile engineers, able to service, maintain and repair touring caravans and motor homes on site, or at owner’s homes. The instructors have many years’ experience in all aspects of caravan servicing, maintenance and repairs.

MCEA also provide training for engineers who already work within the caravan sector. Contact us for further information.

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Meet the growing demand


As there is a growing demand for mobile (as opposed to workshop-based) repairs and servicing, the potential to make a good living exists for enthusiastic caravanners who want to train to meet this increasing demand.

Emergency callouts to sites catering for the touring fraternity also provides an interesting and rewarding part of the overall facility offered by a mobile caravan engineer.

Membership of the Association will be free for the first year, following successful completion of the training course, and will enable the member to take advantage of ongoing advice and technical support. A regular newsletter will keep members informed of technical changes and updated on current developments in the industry.

Training Course Content


  • Health and Safety
  • European Standards
  • Liability Insurance Requirement
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Setting up your Business
  • Customer Care and Relations
  • Pricing Structure
  • Stationery/Book-keeping Requirements
  • Vehicle Choice Recommendations
  • Tools Required
  • Parts Stock Required
  • Materials/Consumables Required
  • Sourcing of Supplies of spares/Components ect.
  • Service Schedule -Full/Short/Safety/Check
  • Chassis/Breaks Problems
  • Floor Delamination Defection/Rectification
  • Use of Damp Meter and Detect Water Ingress
  • Cures for Water Ingress and Treatment
  • Fridge Problems and Rectification
  • Tap/Pump Problems and Rectification
  • Toilet Flush Systems, Fault Finding and Rectification
  • Window Replacement
  • Door Lock/Hinge Problems and Rectification
  • Space Heater/Fan Master Problems and Rectification
  • Skylight Replacement and Repair
  • Wheels/Tyre Regulations & Checks
  • Road Lighting/Awning Lights
  • Gas Problems and Tests
  • Heating Systems, Gas/Electric Faults
  • Hot Water Systems, Gas/Electric Faults
  • 12v Electrical Faults and Rectification
  • 240V Electrical Faults and Rectification
  • Blind and Fly Screen Adjustment