This qualification involves a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which stimulates and draws interest to learners.
The qualification's combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in.
Everyone does Mathematics and English at a level that is right for them - from Entry Level 2 Functional Skills up to GCSE. You will also study employability topics to help prepare you for the workplace.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Health and Safety
- Career Pathways
- Hand Tools
You will then have a choice from:
- Body and Paint
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in the motor vehicle industry and wish to gain an Entry Level qualification in motor vehicle technology.
How is the course assessed?
There are varying methods of assessment within the programme, e.g. observations, role play, professional discussions, written tasks and presentations, workbooks, written assessments and computer based activities.
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.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
The structure of the industry and how the business works from an operational perspective
The procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop
- The implications and legal requirements of fitting accessories and carrying out vehicle modifications.
You will have the ability to:
Interpret diagnostic information and use electrical wiring diagrams to determine service serviceability
Adhere to business processes and complete documentation following workplace procedures
- Complete a range of services and inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer.
What is required?
Take responsibility when required and be accountable when things dont go as planned
- Operate as an effective team member
- Build effect relationships with colleagues and customers.
Overalls and safety boots will be required to be purchased before the course begins.
Progression and Career Opportunities
IMI Entry Level Certificate for the Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies (Entry 3).
Entry Requirements for new students
To start a Vocational Studies Programme you do not need any qualifications. Just the motivation to attend and take part!
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.