Course Code: EA1FE178 Vehicle Fast Fit Technician - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 02 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 14 Weeks Apply now 02 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryMotor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technicians are highly skilled in carrying out routine motor vehicle servicing, complex fault diagnosis and component replacement to keep modern motor vehicles safe to use on the road and operating to optimum performance and efficiency. In this exiting and lucrative industry, locally, regionally and nationally there will be many job opportunities open to you, once you have developed your skills, knowledge, behaviours and qualifications. 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 If you are aged 19+ and looking to start or develop a rewarding career in the vehicle repair industry, this course is the perfect place to start. Mandatory: You must be aged at least 19 before the course starts in September You must be able to attend one and a half days per/week 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 Fitting Principles (VRQ) Industry Placement and Field TripsWhile industry placement is not mandatory, we have a comprehensive list of local employers who have provided opportunities for our adult student to gain valuable industry experience. There are no planned mandatory field trips. Learning and Teaching Methods You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience and a passion for passing on their skills and experiences. Your tutors will get to know how you learn best and tailor their teaching methods to your needs. There are 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 development. This course is mainly practical-based and is delivered in the following way (hours shown are weekly): Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Practical (Workshop – 6 hours) Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Theory (Classroom – 3 hours) Independent Study (2 hours) The environment is 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. 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 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. Ideal Level 3 courses include: Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Supervisory Principles - Develop knowledge and skills if you are considering a future in leadership and management Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Develop knowledge and skills in complex vehicle diagnostics, or progress to higher education 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 when opportunities arise.