Vehicle Maintenance

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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: Entry level 3
Awarding body C&G
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

This general vehicle maintenance course will provide you with a basic understanding of vehicle systems and principles.

In addition to theory based lessons you will carry out practical work in the fully equipped workshops. These sessions provide the opportunity to work on modern vehicles and industrial standard equipment, learning basic vehicle maintenance skills including work on tyres, engines, exhausts and brakes.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.  You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required, but a keen interest in the industry is essential. We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

Teaching and learning is achieved by using a range of methods including taught classes, portfolio building, tutorials and workshops to support many of the unit assessments.

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed through; written portfolios and practical assessments.

Things you may need

You will need full PPE for undertaking workshop activities. This will include safety boots, overalls (college discount available) and safety glasses.

What next

You will have the opportunity to progress to the Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance, with further progression to the Level 2 Diploma, once the Level 1 has been completed.

These courses can lead to opportunities for employment in vehicle maintenance industries such as; apprenticeships, workshop technicians and vehicle maintenance technicians.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.
Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

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