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Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering Course

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

If you want to develop your practical skills in, and broaden your understanding of, automotive systems.

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Is this course right for me?

This one year course is for anyone interested in developing a career in the automotive industry and is designed to provide assessment of the knowledge and skills that are required by the industry.

 

  • There is normally no direct entry to this course, you would need to progress from the successful completion of previous level in this subject area or similar
  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

Units you will be studying will include:

  • Diagnosing and rectifying engine faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle transmission and driveline faults
  • Overhauling steering and suspension units
  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Vehicle inspections

Work experience is a required part of this course. We will assist in finding a one day a week work placement at a garage, to help improve candidate’s all round appreciation of automotive technology.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Online examination

This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Service Technician, Design Engineer, Mechanic, MOT Tester, Auto/Diagnostics Technician, Maintenance Fitter.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2023/24
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • Transport costs for work placement

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

Additional Information

Additional information

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Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • There is normally no direct entry to this course, you would need to progress from the successful completion of previous level in this subject area or similar

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

Units you will be studying will include:

  • Diagnosing and rectifying engine faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle transmission and driveline faults
  • Overhauling steering and suspension units
  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Vehicle inspections

Work experience is a required part of this course. We will assist in finding a one day a week work placement at a garage, to help improve candidate’s all round appreciation of automotive technology.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Online examination

What can I do next?

This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Service Technician, Design Engineer, Mechanic, MOT Tester, Auto/Diagnostics Technician, Maintenance Fitter.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2023/24
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • Transport costs for work placement

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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