Motor Vehicle Engineering

Summary of course

This course is designed to further extend the knowledge and ability of students wishing to continue their study in vehicle mechanical maintenance and repair. The course is taught in our well equipped workshops and classrooms, it will involve completion of theoretical study using classroom delivery, assignments, phase tests and on-line multi-choice exams. The practical sessions require you to satisfy practical assessment criteria using pre-set tasks with the results recorded in a practical task workbook.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include: Core units:

  • Knowledge/Skills of routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Knowledge/Skills of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Knowledge/Skills of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Knowledge/Skills of removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Knowledge/Skills of light transmission and driveline units and components
  • Knowledge/Skills of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Knowledge/Skills of Health and safety
  • Knowledge/Skills of Job Roles in the Automotive Enviroment
  • Knowledge/Skills of Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Enviorment

Specialist units:

  • Skills of Removing and Replacing Heavy Transmission and Drive Line Units and Components All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

There is continuous assessment of practical work throughout the course and end of unit written phase/on-line multi-choice examinations. Students will also need to produce a portfolio of evidence in the form of a folder of assessed college work gained over the year.

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don’t have a grade C (4) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal. Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you have an interest in Vehicle Mechanics and Repair and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Progression and Career Opportunities

Progression and Career Opportunities

  • Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements for new students

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 [D] or above including English or maths. All applicants will be invited for interview. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place. You would normally be expected to attend a short interview with the tutor of the course to discuss the details of the programme, answer any questions you may have to ensure that this is the right course

General Info (materials required for the course)

You will be expected to provide overalls, safety boots or shoes, writing equipment and a folder for your work. At your interview you will be provided with a preferred Kit List that will assist you during your course. This kit will always belong to you is fully transferable to take with you in to employment.

Course fee information


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Sorry, you’ve missed the start date for this course but we are planning to offer it again in 2019. If you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us on 0300 123 2344 or complete our easy online enquiry form.


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