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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 starting to learn 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 Award is ideal for you if you wish to start your career in the Motor industry.

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

Relevant Entry Level qualification or minimum of 3 GCSE's at Grade 3/D or above. Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report or satisfactory reference

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 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.

Where can I progress to?

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma

You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

When does this course run?

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).

What can I earn?

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