This course can last for up to two years and provides an industry recognised qualification for the motor trade. You will learn theory and practical skills of all aspects of light vehicle engineering and will be able to diagnose and rectify faults in vehicle systems. On successful completion, you may be able to enter the industry as an apprentice technician. If you successfully complete the first year you will leave with a Level 2 technical award in maintenance and repair of light vehicles. City and Guilds is recognised nationally by the motor industry for trade level awards.
You should have two Standard Grades at 3 or above and you will be asked to undertake an aptitude test and discuss your application with a member of colleg staff. You can also progress onto this course with a relevant Entry Level 3 Certificate
You will learn how vehicle systems interact with each other. Using modern diagnostic methods, you will leave this course able to identify and rectify more complex vehicle systems faults.
Face to face teaching; practical hands on; online; independent study
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
On completion of the entire programme, you will have achieved a Level 3 technical diploma award in maintenance and repair of light vehicles. Level 3 is the industry recognised trade level qualification. You may progress on to an HNC in Automotive Engineering offered at other educational institutions.
Many of our students are equipped to start their own business or potentially continue with an employer as a final year apprentice to earn a modern apprenticeship award within employment.
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