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If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    About the course

    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.

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Mathematics, Science and English Language; alternatively you will have successfully completed a Level 1 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).

    How much does it cost?

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

    Awarding Body

    IMI

    Why study?

    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 an aim of ensuring you have the skills to get into work and sustain employment once you have secured a job.

    You will also be trained to F-Gas certification level for the maintenance of automobile air conditioning systems.

    Where will this course take me?

    • Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle
    • Motor Technician/Mechanic/MOT tester (further study required)
    • L3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
    • Service/Parts Advisor
    • Body works Specialist

    Core modules

    • Making Components using hand tools and fitting Techniques
    • Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
    • Carrying out Maintenance Activities on Motor Vehicle Electrical Equipment
    • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
    • Using and communicating Technical Information

    If you have not achieved Grade C in Maths or English you will also be required to study Maths and English.

    Optional modules

    Practical Activities will be based around the following topics:

    • Routine Light Vehicle MaintenanceLight
    • Vehicle Engine
    • Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling System Units and Components
    • Light Vehicle Fuel, Ignition, air and Exhaust System Units and Components
    • Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Engine Units and Components
    • Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Electrical Units and Components
    • Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components
    • Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Units and Components

    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?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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