Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ) Diploma
Kick-start your career in the motorcycle industry. This course is designed for those who seek the freedom and thrills that can only be found on two wheels.
This qualification is for school and college leavers who wish to join the automotive industry and for individuals (who are not employed in the industry) who want the opportunity to develop occupational knowledge and carry out practical tasks.
You will get your hands dirty in our fully equipped motorcycle workshop as well as gain a thorough understanding of how things work in the classroom as well as the opportunity to improve your maths and English. Go from Levels 1 to 3 at full throttle and gain your City and Guilds qualification in motorcycle service and repair with us.
This qualification forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the C&G Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Motorcycle). When an apprentice has achieved a Level 2 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base. This learning programme qualification is based upon IMI Sector Skills Council's National Occupational Standards for Maintenance and Repair - Motorcycle route.
As part of your programme you may be expected to do maths and English.
What areas will I study?
Some of the subjects you will study include:
- Tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance: tyre wear patterns that indicate faults in other systems, types and routine maintenance for wheel bearings, faults on braking and suspension systems, operating principles and routine maintenance, motorcycle steering angles, rake, trail, fork offset and yoke offset
- Engine fault diagnosis and routine maintenance: faults for spark ignition and diesel engines, mechanical, cooling air and liquid, air filtration systems, adjustment methods for fuel injected and carburettor systems, operation and common faults for electronic and conventional ignition systems
- Transmission fault diagnosis and routine maintenance: common faults in final drives and drive shaft systems, belts, chains, operating principles and routine maintenance for automatic and manual transmission, CVT and types of clutch systems
- Electrical and electronic systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance: common faults and testing methods for battery charging, starting, and auxiliary systems, engine management operation testing and fault diagnostics
Where possible, work experience opportunities will be arranged and you will have the opportunity to work on a group project.