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FT Registration Fee - £30.00
Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
You will be required to purchase Uniform (T Shirt and Trousers), safety boots & safety glasses (approx £55). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
This course is primarily intended for those wishing to enter the motor vehicle industry and progress to higher level motor vehicle studies.
You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*- E including Maths and English, or an Entry level qualification in Motor Vehicle
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
You will be studying for a vocational qualification designed to enable you to enter one of the various branches of the retail motor industry.
The course compromises: Vehicle Practical, Theory taught using a variety of methods, e.g. lectures, tutorials and investigations. Motor Vehicle related industrial/educational visits may be incorporated into the programme and Learners will use some of the newest, state of the art equipment to aid in their learning process.
You will study several units which involve removing, testing and replacing units and
components/service items. The practical experience alone is invaluable to prospective employers. This course is supported by a Welsh Baccalaureate qualification as well as key skills Level 1. The academic studies may be supported by work experience and field trips?
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be undertaken through online knowledge tests and a workshop-based portfolio, in which you record details of work assessments carried out.
Career Opportunities and Progression
After successfully completing this course you will be able to apply for various positions within the retail motor industry. It can also be the first step to eventually progress to study of a Higher National Diploma or a Degree in Vehicle subjects such as Motorsport engineering. Progression is offered within Ystrad Mynach Campus, in a new purpose built facility where you can apply to study for a Level 2 qualification (subject to a theory and practical assessment).