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About the course

This course is suitable for anyone interested in working in the vehicle repair/maintenance industry. It is designed to maximise opportunities for progression onto an apprenticeship programme where you can work towards becoming a fully qualified Motor Vehicle specialist.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade E or above including Mathematics, Science and English Language; alternatively you will have successfully completed an Entry Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You will be asked to attend an interview where your suitability, commitment and skills will be assessed. We will require a satisfactory reference from your last school or college tutor and you must have an attendance record above 85% (actual attendance).

GCSE GRADE CHANGE: From September 2017 grades 4/5 in English & Maths will be equivalent to GCSE grade C.
See conversion chart for further information.

How much does it cost?

Free to students aged 16-18. You will be expected to pay for stationery and textbooks. Enrichment activity e.g. Motor show, Skills shows etc. approx. £100.

Who is it suitable for?

This Diploma is ideal for 16-19 year olds who enjoy working with motor vehicles and who wish to develop experience in a variety of motor industry sectors at a level that suits their ability. It also supports progression to a Level 2 Diploma.

Awarding Body

IMI Awards

Why study?

This qualification is designed to engage and motivate those over 16 years of age who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various employment roles available in the retail motor industry. It can supplement progress to appropriate destinations, such as apprenticeships and employment.

Practical Activities will be based around the following units:

  • Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation
  • Compression Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation
  • Engine Liquid Cooling & Lubrication System Components and Operation
  • Steering and Suspension Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance
  • Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems
  • Spark Ignition System Maintenance
  • Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills
  • Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance

Where will this course take me?

  • Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle
  • Motor Technician/Mechanic/MOT tester (further study required)
  • L2 Ready to Work in the Motor Vehicle Industry
  • Service/Parts Advisor

Core modules

  • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance 
  • Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance
  • Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation
  • Compression Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation
  • Engine Liquid Cooling & Lubrication System Components and Operation
  • Steering and Suspension Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance
  • Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems
  • Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems
  • Spark Ignition System Maintenance
  • Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills
  • Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance

Optional modules

You will complete a range of practical activities and job cards during your timetabled work ready day. Activities on this day have been designed in line with the needs of local and national employers with the aim of ensuring that you will have the skills to get into work and sustain employment once you have secured a job.

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments
Observations
Portfolio of Work
Written Assessments

Will I have to provide anything?

PPE – Including Overalls and steel toe cap boots; textbook; enrichment activity e.g. Motor Show, skills shows etc. (approx. £100).

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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