Vehicle Fast Fit Technician - Level 2

Course Code: EA1FE654

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2021Bispham Campus Apply

Course Overview

Motor 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

Mandatory:

  • You must be aged 16 to 18 when the course starts in September
  • 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 levels of 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

Subsidiary Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology (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