Vehicle Maintenance (Automotive, Motor Vehicle)

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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: 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 is an ideal course if you wish to further your knowledge around the automotive industry. You should have completed an automotive course at Level 2 or had considerable experience in a garage environment before joining this course.

The course leads to a Level 3 diploma and is an excellent stepping stone towards an Apprenticeship or full time employment in the sector. The course will involve homework, assignments and some self-study. Work placement is also part of the program.

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.

Entry requirements

You will need a relevant Level 2 qualification as well as GCSEs in maths and English at grade C or above. 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 our Admissions Team on 01325 503035.

Studying and learning

You will spend approximately six hours a week on practical development in our fully equipped motor vehicle workshop. You will also be timetabled for approximately six hours a week classroom study, two hours of Functional Skills development and tutorial allocation.

How will I be assessed

You will be working towards practical and theory based tests. The practical tests will take place in the workshop and you will also sit four online exams. These are some of the elements you will study:

  • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of engine faults
  • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of chassis faults
  • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of transmission and driveline faults
  • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of auxiliary electrical faults
Things you may need

You will need to provide a pair of overalls, safety boots and safety glasses. Information on obtaining these will be available during enrolment. You will also need to buy a workbook which will cost approximately £20.

What next

On completing this course you can progress onto an Automotive Apprenticeship or full time employment.

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

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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