This course is primarily intended for those who have successfully completed a Level 1 qualification and who wish to build a career in the motor trade.
What Will I Learn?
This vocational course enables learners to build on existing knowledge and experience and uses a combination of theory and practice to study several modules, including:
• Vehicle Servicing • Vehicle Engine , Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling Systems • Vehicle Fuel, Ignition, Air and Exhaust Systems • Vehicle Transmissions • Vehicle Chassis Units • Vehicle Electrics
In addition the course will cover Essential Skills and The Welsh Baccalaureate (WBQ).
All learning takes place in our modern, well-equipped workshops on site facilitated by qualified and highly experienced tutors.
4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including Maths/Numeracy, English/Welsh & Science , or a Level 1 qualification with the appropriate selection of units. Some practical experience of motor vehicles is also essential. 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 practical portfolio developed by you throughout the year and on-line knowledge tests at the end of each module.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
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.
- After successfully completing this course you will be able to apply for progression onto the Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Light Maintenance & Repair and/or seek employment.
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.