• automotive 01
  • automotive 02
  • automotive 03
  • automotive 04
  • automotive 06
  • automotive 07
  • automotive 08
  • automotive 09

Overview

This course is for those students who for various reasons have struggled to achieve their full potential at Level 1 and did not progress onto a full Level 2 diploma programme. It gives students the opportunity to develop their employability skills and confidence further to either gain employment in the industry or to progress to higher qualification levels.

Course description

This qualification has a predominately practical approach to assessment. It supports student's progress into the retail motor vehicle industry and to a Level 2 Vocationally Competence Qualification (VCQ).

For younger students, this qualification can supplement progress to GCSEs and other appropriate destinations, such as apprenticeships and employment.

To achieve the Certificate, students need to competently complete the practical assessments and pass the 3 on-line multiple choice assessments. This will earn them the minimum of 28 credits in order to gain Certification.

As part of your programme you may be expected to do maths and English.

What areas will I study?

Students will complete practical assessments and also cover a lot of theory and will develop their knowledge of:

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Removal and fitting of basic light vehicle mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) components and non-permanently fixed vehicle body panels

And also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of: *Materials, fabrication, tools, equipment and measuring devices in the automotive environment

  • Systems, components and operation of spark ignition engines system

    Inspection and replacement of light vehicle:

  • Exhaust components
  • Vehicle batteries and related components
  • Braking systems and components
  • Maths functional skills/GCSE
  • English functional skills/GCSE

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £633.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 3 January 2022, Duration: 5 Weeks - 5 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 3 January 2022, Duration: 5 Weeks £TBC 5 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 3 January 2022, Duration: 5 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 5 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 January 2023, Duration: 5 Weeks - 5 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 January 2023, Duration: 5 Weeks £TBC 5 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ January 2023, Duration: 5 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 5 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.