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Introduction to Motor Vehicle Studies Diploma Entry level 3

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Introduction to Motor Vehicle Studies Diploma Entry level 3
Code C4861
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Entry Level
Course type Full Time


PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 STARTS. This course gives you the fantastic opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to work in the motor vehicle industry. With hands-on practical learning, you�ll cover the basics of how a vehicle operates, including overviews of all main systems and practical experience in maintaining them, including bodywork and paint systems. You will be taught on both cars and motorcycles. Whilst working towards your Diploma you�ll also gain an understanding of the importance of health and safety to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


During this one year course, you�ll complete a number of different skills assessed both practically and by formal written assessments. The Diploma covers all elements of basic vehicle components and systems across a broad range of automotive applications including motor vehicle maintenance. The programme has been designed to improve your understanding of these different vehicle systems and introduce to vehicle maintenance procedures on all major systems, including topics such as engine operating principles, braking, suspension, steering and tyre systems, transmission systems, fuel and exhaust systems, charging and electrics systems. The course will have a practical focus with the emphasis on gaining the skills and understanding of tasks on motor vehicles. The aim is to give you confidence in carrying out basic procedures and so you will be given opportunities to practice skills and techniques learnt in our fully equipped motor vehicle workshops.

How will it be delivered?

The course is designed to give you hands-on practical experience to carry out maintenance and repair procedures and so is delivered and assessed practically in the most part with an element of written assessments to ensure systems theory is understood. Your tutor will provide explanations, demonstrations and guide you through practical activities. Practical assessments are based on observations of practical activities; written assessments are based on completion of worksheets. On completion of the course, you will earn a full Entry Level 3 Diploma. You will be assessed through the use of practical and theory assessments processes that will be witnessed and signed off by our specialists.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work. No formal qualifications are required. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a general interest in the automotive industry and a positive attitude towards learning in the automotive industry.

Your next steps...

On successful completion of this course you may want to progress to study at level 1 across a broad range of disciplines, including maintenance and repair, body repair and paint refinishing. This course can also be used for students considering a career in the automotive industry, but wanting to get an insight before making a final decision about applying for motor vehicle at a higher level qualification.



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