What do I learn?
You extend your knowledge to progress towards the minimum qualifications or skill levels required for entry into industry. Topics covered are:
• engine lubrication
• engine cooling
• fuel and exhaust systems
• spark ignition systems
• electrical systems
• braking systems
• transmission systems
• steering and suspension systems
• wheel and tyre systems
• bench fitting
• workshop methods and processes
• basic routine vehicle maintenance
This Level 2 award builds on the entry level units and allows you to broaden your practical skills.
The assessment of this qualification is made up of 2 components:
• IMI Awards - Practical Tasks
• IMI Awards - Online Testing
The programme emphasises learning by doing. It offers a good blend of practical workshop skills and activities linked to underpinning knowledge which is delivered in the classroom.
The moodle (virtual learning) site allows you to view further information on the units and link to interactive activities.
The breakdown for the course is: 60% practical, 35% theory and portfolio building, 5% functional skills and tutorials.
What do I gain?
You gain an industry-recognised qualification and hands-on experience as a first step towards a career in the motor vehicle trade.
Our course is a recognised entry requirement for working as a Service Technician, so you can start working in a garage, dealership or maintenance depot the minute you finish your last assignment.
What do I need?
Applicants for this Level 2 programme will normally have:
• 4 GCSEs grade D (including English and maths)
• a strong interest in motor vehicles
• a commitment to working towards improving English and maths
• the ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions in an interview
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
What can I do next?
This course prepares you for employment as a work-based learner (apprentice) in the motor trade or further full-time study in motor vehicle.