Key course information
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This course will provide students with a great introduction to the motor trade and allow development and growth of industry expectations. The motor vehicle aspects of this course will be taught in the college's workshops and technical classrooms. All students will need to take maths and English, unless they have a GSCE grade 4 that exempts them. Students will attend College for three days a week. Those wishing to pursue careers in all aspects of the Motor Industry will benefit from this course as it will provide a good introduction to the motor trade covering a variety of roles.
What will I learn?
This course provides the basic understanding, knowledge and practical skills required for someone starting out in the repair and servicing of Motor Vehicles and will cover the following units:
• Introduction to routine servicing.
• Automotive foundation skills.
• Health and Safety in the working environment.
• Engine principles.
• Lubrication systems.
• Cooling systems.
• Ignition systems.
• Exhaust and emissions.
• Suspension systems
• Wheels and tyres.
• Braking systems.
• Electrical systems.
• Industry expectations and soft skills.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above including English and maths.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
This course is accredited by the Institute of Motor industries (IMI) and will include practical based assessments in the workshop and knowledge-based units, using E-portfolio and includes one online exam. You will also be expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours work experience within the academic year. Final qualification is the IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance - Light Vehicle.
Additional Costs and Information
You will need stationery, overalls and steel toecap safety boots.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Students will normally use this qualification to move onto the Level 2 IMI Subsidiary Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair or the Level 2 Diploma in Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical Principles.