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 motorcycle maintenance tasks.
This qualification forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the C&G Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for motorcycle). When you have achieved a Level 3 Apprenticeship, you can then choose to broaden your education and training in other ways from this firm base.
This learning programme is based upon IMI Sector Skills Council's National Occupational Standards for Maintenance and Repair - Motorcycle route.
Where possible work experience opportunities will be arranged and you will have the opportunity to work on a group project.
What areas will I study?
Areas studied 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
As part of your programme you may be expected to study maths and English.