Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 1

Course Code: EA1FE573

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Start DateLocationDuration
03/09/2018Bispham Campus10 WeeksApply

Course Overview

This one year Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course is ideal for anyone aged 16-17 who has a passion for cars and is interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry as a motor vehicle mechanic or technician.

The course is designed to provide you with knowledge of vehicle systems and skills in using industry-standard motor vehicle repair tools and equipment in an environment that equals the very best commercial vehicle service and repair workshops.

If you have a passion for cars and want to turn it into a lucrative career, this is a great way to start.

Entry Requirements

We will assess your current level, including current qualifications and/or work experience to ensure you are placed on the right course at the right level.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

Award in Transport Maintenance

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

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course is predominately practical based and is delivered in the following way:

  • Motor vehicle practical (workshop)
  • Motor vehicle theory (classroom)
  • Work placement (local employer)
  • Progress meeting (classroom)
  • English and mathematics (classroom)

The blend of learning in both workshop and classroom settings introduces a variety of teaching methods which ensure your individual learning needs are met, proving you with every opportunity for you to be the best that you can be.

The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and review meetings with your own Progress Tutor.

Contact hours

This study programme has an average of 554 hours over the academic year, but can vary based on your prior achievements (i.e. English and mathematics). You will be required to attend approximately 13.5 hours of sessions per/week and complete an average of 1 to 2 hours per/week independent study. In addition, this course requires you to complete 26 hours in a work placement during the academic year.

All hours will be confirmed following enrolment and initial assessment.

Work 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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