Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Course Overview

This course has been designed to give students an understanding of the electrical and mechanical systems used on a motor vehicle in terms of operation, design and maintenance.

The learner will gain an insight into the motor industry by completing a number of set tasks, designed by the awarding body, along with multi-choice examinations to test knowledge.

A number of supplementary tasks have been embedded into the programme to enhance students’ learning in the workshop. These qualifications were developed in collaboration with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the Sector Skills Council for the Automotive Retail Industry, and other awarding organisations.

Modules studies:

  • Knowledge of Health, Safety & Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Knowledge of Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment
  • Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools & Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment
  • Knowledge of Diagnosing & Rectification of Light Vehicle Engine Faults
  • Knowledge of Diagnosing & Rectification of Light Vehicle Chassis Faults
  • Knowledge of Diagnosing & Rectification of Auxiliary Electrical Systems
  • Knowledge of Diagnosing & Rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission & Drive Line Faults
  • Diagnose & Rectify Auxiliary Electrical Components

Additional studes:

  • Development of digital literacy, literacy and numeracy skills

Updated May 2019

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed a Level 2 qualification.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through practical demonstrations which are supported with realistic working tasks, where the emphasis is on you demonstrating the required skills. Underpinning knowledge for each unit is given via classroom based mode of delivery, where you are encouraged to participate in a range of learner centered activities.

Learners are assessed in a variety of ways including practical activities, multi-choice online examinations and participation in portfolio and assignment work.

Progression Opportunities

Successful learners will have the opportunity to transfer onto the apprenticeship route, seek employment or study for a HND.

Explore some of the careers you could pursue on completion of this course, and their related salaries.

Additional Information

The following items are essential equipment for completion of the course:

  • Overalls and steel toe cap boots conforming to EN345-1 safety standards
  • Assorted stationary
  • Hillers Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology Book 1 (ISBN = 978 1 4085 15181)
  • Hilliers Fundamentals of Automotive Electronics Book 2 Sixth Edition (ISBN 978 1 4085 1537 2)
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