The course is primarily intended for those who have successfully completed City and Guilds Level 2 and who wish to build a career in the motor trade.
What Will I Learn?
This vocational course enables you to build on existing knowledge and experience and use a combination of theory and practice to study for the three key units:
• Diagnose and rectify vehicle engine and component faults in workshop environment • Diagnose and rectify vehicle electrical and component faults in workshop environment • Diagnose and rectify vehicle transmission and component faults in workshop environment
In addition the course will cover Essential Skills. All learning takes place in the industry, assessed by highly qualified workplace assessors. The course is work placement, which you will need to arrange, and this will give you invaluable hands-on experience.
A Level 2 Diploma in Light Maintenance and Repair Technology (with the appropriate selection of units). You may also be required to pass an entry test.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
There is a combination of assessment methods including a workshop-based portfolio developed throughout the year to assess skills gained throughout the course.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
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.
- After successfully completing this course you could progress onto employment or higher education.
Average salary: £36,758
Vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician
Average salary: £19,812
Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.
Mechanical engineers usually possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4, followed by periods of training and relevant experience.