Motor Vehicle Engineering

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:

Core Units:

  • 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All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

This course is assessed through:

  • Practical task
  • Assignments
  • 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

Entry Requirements for new students

4 GCSEs at Grade 2

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 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.

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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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