Vehicle Fast Fit Technician - Level 2

Course Code: EA1FE290

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Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

Fast fit technicians operate in the world of while-you-wait repairs for cars and light commercial vehicles.

You'll specialise in the rapid replacement of vehicle system components such as clutches, steering and suspension parts, exhaust systems, batteries, tyres, bulbs and wiper blades. You will carry out vehicle servicing and may even become an MOT testers.

This 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.

On this course you'll work hard and gain the technical skills you will need, supported by our expert tutors helping you develop the specific behaviours sought by employers. 

Entry Requirements

You must be between 16 and 18 when the course starts.

You must be able to work hard and maintain high levels of attendance.

You should have a passion for motor vehicles and an interest in working in the automotive industry.

There are no formal qualification entry requirements, but you should have reasonably good English and Maths skills.

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles (VRQ)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

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 (hours shown are weekly)…

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Practical (Workshop – 6 hours)

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Theory (Classroom – 2.25 hours)

Industry Placement (Company – 26 hours total)

Progress Meeting (Classroom – 1.5 hours)

English and mathematics (Depending on GCSE results – 3 to 7.5 hours)

The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further 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.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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