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and Replacing Heavy Transmission and Drive Line Units and Components All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.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

  • 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 dont 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.

  • Knowledge

    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.
  • Skills

    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.
  • Behaviours

    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.
  • General info

    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.

  • 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.

  • Admissions Process

    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.