This Qualification is for anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the automotive/motor industry and is designed to provide assessment of the knowledge and skills that are required by the automotive/motor industry.
You’ll cover things like:
- 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
This qualification also offers 48 UCAS points for those looking to progress onto University, rather than following a vocational career.
Future Career Opportunities:
This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Service Technician, Design Engineer, Mechanic, MOT Tester, Auto/Diagnostics Technician, Maintenance Fitter.
It is for candidates wanting to develop practical skills in, and broaden their understanding of, motor vehicle systems.
It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the automotive industry.
This qualification forms part of the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship Framework.
There will be a focus on literacy and numeracy skills together with developing your knowledge of sustainable issues, citizenship, bilingualism, enterprise and Welsh culture.
Industry Focused Element:
To gain a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you will be learning by doing. Assessment is via combination of essential underpinning knowledge with practical learning. This includes practical tasks, oral/written questioning and online tests.
Pembrokeshire College 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.
- Continuous assessment
- Practical examination
- Computer based examination
- Portfolio of evidence
- Automotive Level 2 Maintenance and Repair Diploma already achieved
- OR evidence of significant Automotive industrial experience already acquired
- OR evidence you have studied at a similar or higher level
- PLUS preferably GCSE Maths/ Numeracy or English/ First Language Welsh at Grade C or above
- Each application is considered on individual merit
- Entry may be subject to an interview
Many of our courses have specific GCSE grade entry requirements. However, if GCSE English Language and/or Maths at grade C is not a requirement of your course or has not been achieved, you will be expected to attend resit/upskilling classes alongside your main programme. We therefore strongly recommend that, if you are currently sitting GCSE’s, you make every effort to achieve a minimum of grade C in your examinations.
Candidates that have successfully completed Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance or a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering will be considered.
- Students must provide their own lace-up steel toe cap safety boots and overalls
- Books – approximately – £24
- Stationery approximately – £10
£295 (Subject to change for the new academic year)
The course allows candidates the opportunity to progress into employment or further study. For instance, BEng Motorsport Engineering.
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.