Awarding Body: IMI
Qualifications on offer:
- Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance: Light Vehicle
- English and maths at an appropriate level
Summary of course
This Light Vehicle route allows students to have the flexibility to develop their knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas to prepare them for further studies and potentially enter into a job role they desire in the future.
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 an on-line multi-choice exam. 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:
- Vehicle servicing and construction
- Wheels and tyres
- Braking systems
- Steering and suspension
- Transmission systems
- Health and safety
You will also study for qualifications in Functional Skills and Employability and Social Development.
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
This course is assessed through:
- Practical task
- On-line multi-choice exams
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 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). 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 for you if you have an interest in maintenance and repair, want to develop your practical skills to enable them to work in industry and wish to gain a Level 1 qualification in vehicle maintenance and repair.
Progression and Career Opportunities
- Level 2 Vehicle Fitting
- Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
- Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship
- Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship|
|Specific Course Requirements:||GCSE English and Maths at grade 2 (E)|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 2 (E).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
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 and to ensure that this is the right course for you.
General Info (materials required for the course)
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 and is fully transferable to take with you in to employment.