What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
These courses develop your essential knowledge of vehicle fitting principles, preparing you for the Level 3 course. You will be expected to achieve Functional Skills at an appropriate level. The course is made up of a number of units that cover specific topics. These topics are delivered by classroom lectures and practical sessions in the vehicle workshop. Each of the units contains a number of learning outcomes. In order to pass and achieve certification, students must achieve all of the unit's learning outcomes, by completing the underpinning knowledge assessment criteria. Assessment of each unit is made up of 3 components, IMI Practical Assessments, Centre Devised Assessment Methods and IMI External Testing.
What topics will I study?
• Study health and safety, tools and materials, automotive job roles, braking systems, chassis and associated systems
• Use the latest equipment and vehicles in a realistic, industry standard environment
What experiences will I get?
You will have the opportunity to take optional, additional courses in hybrid and electric vehicle technology and be able to participate in work experience alongside your studies.
What are the entry requirements?
English and maths entry requirements: Grade 3 in English and maths.
Plus standard entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, or equivalent.
Subject specific entry requirements: We will also consider your existing academic or vocational qualifications and experience and interest in working in the industry.
What can I study alongside this course?
This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.
What facilities are there?
A large new fully equipped workshop and spray booth
Vehicles which are less than five years old
The latest vehicle alignment and welding equipment
A state of the art automotive diagnostic laboratory with test simulators and rigs
A dedicated IT laboratory with internet access
Specific automotive training classrooms
To find out about travel options to the Technology Centre click here.
What can the course lead on to?
You could progress either to the subsidiary diploma for a further year or to a Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship.
Are there any additional costs?
You will be required to have boots, overalls and polo shirts which are ordered through our supplier. You will also have to pay £50 to cover faculty materials.
This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.