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About the course

This programme is a practical, work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. You will learn by completing a variety of practical and theory assessments that are based on realistic workplace situations. It covers the basic underpinning knowledge and technical practical skills needed to be an Automotive Technician. The programme provides a good foundation for future careers opportunities or progression on to a more advanced work-related qualification.

Entry requirements

No set entry criteria. A good level of English, Maths and Science would be beneficial to learners.

How much does it cost?

Free if you meet any one of the criteria below:

  • In receipt of benefits
  • Earns less than £17,374.50
  • First full level 2 qualification (19-23years)

Full Cost £2085

Who is it suitable for?

This course is for candidates wanting to develop some of the key skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems.

Successful candidates will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. These qualifications could also be used as an ‘interest’ course for a wide range of learners.

Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Where will this course take me?

Level 3 Diploma or onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship route before seeking employment.

Autocare Technician Apprenticeship

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship

Possible careers:

  • Motor Vehicle Service Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Part advisor
  • Fast Fit Technician
  • Automotive Apprentice

Core modules

4290-155 - Knowledge of inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods

4290-154 - Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components

4290-153 - Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components

4290-152 - Knowledge of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components

4290-162 - Knowledge of light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components

4290-172 - Knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components

4290-104 - Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components

4290-001 - Skills in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment

4290-003 - Skills in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment

4290-004 - Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment

4290-051 - Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment

4290-053 - Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment

4290-054 - Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment

4290-101 - Skills in routine light vehicle maintenance

4290-102 - Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components

4290-103 – Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components

How will I be assessed?

Delivery Mode: Practical workshop activities, formal lectures, daily target achievement, use of specially designed learning materials, individual study, modular, within and outside programme hours.

Assessment Mode: You will be assessed via direct Observation (Practical) along with undertaking Multiple choice online exams.

Will I have to provide anything?

Textbooks, uniform, boots, toolkit, pens, stationery and folders approx. cost £150

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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