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What's covered?

This course will provide students with a great introduction to the motor trade and allow development and growth of industry expectations. The motor vehicle aspects of this course will be taught in the college's workshops and technical classrooms. All students will need to take maths and English, unless they have a GSCE grade 4 that exempts them.

Those wishing to pursue careers in all aspects of the Motor Industry will benefit from this course as it will provide a good introduction to the motor trade covering a variety of roles and will cover the following units:

  • Introduction to routine servicing.
  • Automotive foundation skills.
  • Health and Safety in the working environment.
  • Engine principles.
  • Lubrication systems.
  • Cooling systems.
  • Ignition systems.
  • Exhaust and emissions.
  • Suspension systems
  • Wheels and tyres.
  • Braking systems.
  • Electrical systems.
  • Industry expectations and soft skills.

What do you need?

Three GCSE at grade 2 or above, overalls and steel toecap safety boots for workshop sessions. Enthusiasm for motor vehicle engineering will need to be demonstrated at interview.

How you are assessed

This course is accredited by the Institute of Motor industries (IMI) and will include practical based assessments in the workshop and knowledge-based units, using E-portfolio and includes one online exam. You will also be expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours work experience within the academic year. Final qualification is the IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance - Light Vehicle.

How Long?

One year

What course next?

IMI Motor Vehicle Level 2

What could this lead to?

A placement on a work based apprenticeship or a trainee automotive technician

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