Course Code: EA1FE645 Vehicle Inspection - Level 2 (Adults) Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 10 Jan 2024 Bispham Campus 18 Weeks Apply now 02 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 14 Weeks Apply now 06 Jan 2025 Bispham Campus 18 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryDiagnosis and component replacement to keep modern motor vehicles safe to use on the road and operating to optimum performance and efficiency. This Vehicle Inspection course is an ideal place to start your career journey into this exciting, lucrative and rewarding industry at this time of the academic year. You will focus more on the routine maintenance of motor vehicles and be looking to enter the industry as a service technician or have aspirations of becoming an MOT tester. The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair industry is competitive and you will need to be at the top of your game to maximise your earning potential. As you gain experience and develop your reputation within the company you work for, there will be opportunities for you to climb the career ladder and you may even move into a leadership or management role. This study programme offers you the opportunity to work hard and gain the technical skills and knowledge you will need, while our expert tutors help you to develop the specific behaviours employers in this industry are looking for. Entry Requirements You must be aged 19+ when the course starts in January You must be able to work hard and maintain high levels of attendance You should have a passion for motor vehicles and a keen interest in working in the automotive industry There are no formal qualification , but you should have reasonably good levels of English and maths skills. Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Vehicle Inspection (VRQ) Industry Placement and Field TripsThere is no industry placement requirement for this course. While there are no field trips planned, we will take advantage of opportunities on your behalf. Learning and Teaching Methods This course is mainly practical-based and you will do most of your learning in our Advanced Technology Centre. Your tutor will introduce you to the practical elements of each module and help you to develop the specific skills needed. Once you agree with your tutor that you are ready, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your skills for a number of pre-arranged practical tasks. Your tutor will assess your competence against the levels expected and you will receive individualised feedback. Along with skills development, you will need to demonstrate that you have developed your knowledge of different vehicle systems and the procedures needed to carry out repairs. Your knowledge is assessed using online, multiple choice testing. Modules you will cover: Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation Inspection, Repair and Replacement of Light Vehicle Tyres Inspection and Replacement of Light Vehicle Braking Systems Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance (Servicing) You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience and a passion for developing the next generation of technicians. Your tutors will get to know how you learn best and tailor their teaching methods to your needs. There are weekly opportunities for you to discuss your progress with your Progress Tutor and you will be allocated a team manager to support you through every aspect of your learning and career development. This course is mainly practical-based and is delivered in the following way: Workshop/Practical – 6 hours per week Classroom/Online – 6 hours per week The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods 16 x Practical Task Assessments 1 x Online Tests Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will need to provide your own safety boots and overalls / boiler suit for practical activities. A typical pair of safety boots should cost no more than £12 and a pair of overalls £15. All other protective equipment will be provided by us. All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available within the College facilities. You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: IMI Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Career Options and Progression You could enter full-time employment at this stage, but continuing your studies and progressing to a Level 3 qualification will present you with additional opportunities as you progress in your career. Related Level 3 courses include: Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Supervisory Principles – Level 3 (if you are considering a future in leadership and management) The automotive industry offers a vast range of opportunities for personal development throughout an employee’s career. Gaining qualifications, undertaking additional training and demonstrating the right industry behaviours will help to make sure you are considered by your employer when these opportunities arise.