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Engineering & Motor Vehicle Studies

Engineering & Motor Vehicle Studies

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The qualification is designed to engage and motivate 16-18 year olds who are interested in learning about the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles. The qualifications' combination of mandatory and optional units provide students with the flexibility of achieving and progressing in small manageable steps. This qualification is aimed at 16-18 year olds who prefer and respond to 'hands-on' learning.

Course details

This Diploma is ideal for you if you wish to develop your experience in the motor vehicle industry.

Once you have achieved the diploma, it will support you to progress to a Level 2 Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ), apprenticeship or employment.

Sample of units covered

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
  • Automotive foundation skills
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
  • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance (4 wheels or more)
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
Entry guidelines

A relevant Entry Level qualification or three GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Appropriate safety equipment is required including protective overalls and steel toe capped boots.

Assessment Method

Assessments consist of various combinations of practical and written tasks, by assessor observation and questioning. You will also need to pass a series of online tests.

Additional Information

Students may be able to fast track to level 2 after term 1, dependent on individual progress.

Students need the maturity, independence and motivation to attend college regularly and on time, participate to the best of their ability and behave in a responsible manner.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C or Grade 4 or above in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?
  • Level 2 Fast Fit
  • Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VMR)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employment within the industry

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 27th Jun 2018 Ref E132J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1250.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Monday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
    Tuesday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
    Wednesday 11:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 28th Jun 2018 Ref E132J002

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1250.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    Wednesday 16:00 — 18:00 12 Quays
    Thursday 09:00 — 16:30 12 Quays
  • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 26th Jun 2019 Ref E132K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1250.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 27th Jun 2019 Ref E132K002

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1250.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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