Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 6/7
What is special about this course?
Following on from year 1 the “L5 Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles” only, this year 2 “L7 Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles” programme builds upon previous knowledge and focuses on the diagnosis and repair of complex faults. You will explore a comprehensive range of vehicle systems theory including the diagnostic skills relevant, for the correct selection and use of specialist test equipment and repair techniques on everyday light vehicles. On successful completion, you may be able to enter the industry as an apprentice technician.
With the changes in industry towards electrical and hybrid vehicle technology you will also cover an awareness of Electric & Hybrid vehicle technology, ensuring you have the base knowledge for working safely on these vehicles.
Similar to all other programmes this course also includes the remaining core skills Problem Solving and Working With Others, as typically required for modern apprenticeship attainment. If you successfully complete this programme you will leave with a Level 7 technical award in light vehicle maintenance and repair principles from the awarding body IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry), which is recognised nationally for trade-based awards.
Furthermore, if you successfully complete both first and this second year you will leave with a Level 5 and 7 technical award in maintenance and repair of light vehicles, both of which are key components to a modern apprenticeship, thus gaining these on a full-time basis can greatly simplify the modern apprenticeship route.
Entry to this programme is only possible with prior attainment of year 1, the “SCQF Level 5 – IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles” either from Perth UHI or any other training provider.
You will also be asked to undertake an aptitude test and discuss your application with a member of college staff.
You will undertake the following units towards attainment of the “L7 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles” from IMI awards;
- Knowledge of Diagnosis and Rectification of Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults
- Skills in Diagnosing and Rectifying Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults
- Knowledge of Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Engine Faults
- Skills in Diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Engine Faults
- Knowledge of Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults
- Skills in Diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults
- Knowledge of Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Faults
- Awareness of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology **New for 2023 onwards**
- Working With Others L5
- Problem Solving L5
- Practical portfolio building
You will gain excellent knowledge and skills on how these systems function, where using a range of modern diagnostic tools and equipment you will also repair a specific array of typical faults. You will leave this course with excellent knowledge and variety of transferable skills to apply for modern apprenticeships in the trade.
Achievement is determined by successfully completing practical observations and circa 4x online assessments taken throughout the academic year.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Full Time - Mainly face to face teaching with an element of practical hands-on approach to workshop activities, and an expectation for online and independent study to support the theory elements of the programme.
How long will my course last?1 Year
Where can I study my course?
- UHI Perth
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On completion of the two-year course you will have achieved both Level 5 and Level 7 technical diplomas in maintenance and repair of light vehicles, both industry recognised trade level qualifications.
This course forms part of a modern apprenticeship programme as a vehicle technician, where attaining this on a full-time basis may greatly simplify a modern apprenticeship route into the vehicle technician industry.
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.
This course can also be used as a steppingstone towards entry for HNC in Automotive Engineering available at other training providers.
Is there more information available online?
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