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Automotive Studies

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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

This course is ideal if you are 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 automotive specialist. You will learn the practical skills and knowledge required to work in the dynamic automotive industry. 

WHAT WILL I DO?

Students will carry out maintenance activities on vehicles, including electrical equipment; fuel, ignition, air and exhaust systems; air conditioning; chassis and transmission components. Our strong links with employers like Station Garage, Mr Unique and London Stansted Airport mean students will benefit from their vast experience.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

You can either progress on to further or higher education or apply for industry Apprenticeships in the automotive sector. Career opportunities include motor technician/mechanic/MOT tester; service/parts adviser; bodywork specialist or even running your own garage business.

Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship is ideal for those looking to become Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians (Heavy Vehicle) capable of servicing and repairing heavy goods vehicles and vehicles with a gross weight of over 3500kg. It is suitable for those working in either a dealership for a manufacturer or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Motor Vehicle Level 1

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.

Motor Vehicle Level 2

This qualification will give you a good foundation of knowledge on the motor vehicle and its sub-systems. The practical assignments will allow you to practise and experience the maintenance activities associated with the service of light vehicles.

Motor Vehicle Level 3 (F Gas)

This course is designed to engage and motivate students who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry.

Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship addresses a wide range of skills essential for working in the industry. General course core units (knowledge & skills and competence) include: health and safety in the motor industry, roles and responsibilities, workshop tools and equipment.
Technical units include: routine maintenance, engines, lubrication and cooling, fuel, ignition and air and exhaust, skills in engine units and components, electrical units, chassis systems, transmission system, inspecting using prescribed methods.