Key course information
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This course, which is three days a week at college provides a great introduction to the Motor Industry and will enable students to develop a basic knowledge and understanding of motor vehicles and promote the development of maths and English in a practical environment.
What will I learn?
This is a practical, hands-on course that allows students to develop basic skills in key areas of Automotive Maintenance and Repair. Lessons will take place in the classroom as well as our fully equipped motor vehicle Workshops. You will learn how a modern motor vehicle works, develop hand skills, engineering methods and use of automotive equipment ready for the working environment.
This course will provide you with an introduction to the following areas:
• Automotive foundation skills.
• Industry expectation for Health and Safety.
• Engine systems.
• Chassis systems (Brakes, suspension, steering and wheels/tyres).
• Transmissions and drivelines.
• Electrical components.
• Employability skills.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above including English and maths.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Students on this course will complete workshop based practical assessments and knowledge-based questions. This course also includes one online exam. Wiltshire College use the Institute of Motor industries (IMI), allowing students to use E-portfolio to complete their formal work and track their progress. On successful completion of this course, students will achieve an IMI Entry Level 3 Diploma for The Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies.
Additional Costs and Information
Students will require stationary, overalls and steel toecap safety boots for this course.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
- Automotive Engineer
- Service Technician
- Design Engineer
- Industrial Designer
- Chassis Engineer
- Sales Manager