Automotive: Maintenance, Installation and Repair – Light and Electric Vehicles T Level

Automotive: Maintenance, Installation and Repair – Light and Electric Vehicles T Level

This course is aimed at those academic learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of engineering. The T Level has an emphasis on ‘real’ industry experience and is equivalent to three A Levels.  

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Automotive
  • Qualification T Level
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Technology Centre
  • Course Length 2 years
Overview

This course is aimed at those academic learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of engineering. The T Level has an emphasis on ‘real’ industry experience and is equivalent to three A Levels.   

On this course you will:    

  • Study a core content that will develop your knowledge of concepts, theories and core skills relevant to automotive light and electric vehicles  
  • Learn about objectives and constraints, health and safety, apply maintenance and repair processes, carry out suitable testing and record and reporting practice 
  • Study specialist occupationally specific content, for example, mechanical principles and systems, primary and auxiliary systems, energy storage and transfer, drive devices and their purpose and electronic and mechanical measurement techniques and diagnostics 
  • Undertake an industry placement with an employer to develop skills and behaviours. Your placement will last for a minimum of 315 hours
  • Develop your English, Maths and digital skills as appropriate for the occupation   

You will be assessed through external assessments, practical assignments and an employer set project.   

Choose this course if… you have a good understanding of Maths and Science and a keen interest in the automotive sector, especially around the diagnostics of mechanical and electrical systems. It is also a good opportunity to undertake industry placements with our industry partners.   

Nest steps: You can progress directly into skilled employment, university, an apprenticeship or a higher national qualification HNC/HND at Exeter College. Potential careers include automotive diagnostic technician or master technician which map directly into the new Apprenticeship Standards.  

Entry Requirements

You will need six GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English Language and Maths). Learners progressing from a Level 2 course will need a BTEC Level 2 Certificate or equivalent with a good Merit profile, along with English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above. 

Facilities
  • A large new fully equipped workshop
  • Vehicles which are less than five years old
  • A state of the art automotive diagnostic laboratory with test simulators and rigs
  • A dedicated IT laboratory with internet access
  • Specific automotive training classrooms

A £8.3 million Technology Centre at Monkerton opened in September 2012. The centre combines the training and teaching of aerospace, engineering and automotive students with access to state of the art equipment within world class facilities. The centre houses the latest vehicles and automotive training resources. You will have access to a learning resource centre.

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