Course Code: EA1FE654 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 03 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year 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 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 RequirementsIf you are aged 16-18 and looking to start a rewarding career in the vehicle repair industry, this course is the perfect place to start. Grade 3 - 1 in English and Maths along with the following: • A successful interview with a tutor • The ability to study independently • A genuine interest in the subject • Good communication skills • Hardworking approach towards the industry 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. 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. Personal Protective Equipment 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 ObtainedSubsidiary Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology (VRQ) Industry Placement and Field TripsAn Industry placement is mandatory for this course and normally takes place once you have gained sufficient knowledge of safe working practices. You will have the opportunity to attend your Industry Placement with a local employer. We will help you to select the type of placement that best suits your industry interests and one that will benefit you the most. There are no planned mandatory field trips. Learning and Teaching MethodsThis course is mainly practical-based and you will do most of your learning in our £10 million 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. 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. 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. Assessment MethodsAlong 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 and through assignment work. The modules covered in this course include: • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance • Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance • Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance • Light Vehicle Engine Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling Systems • Light Vehicle Fuel, Ignition, Air and Exhaust Systems • Light Vehicle Engine Systems • Light Vehicle Electrical Systems • Light Vehicle Chassis Systems Assessment Weighting • 2 Combination Assessment (Practical and Written Assignment) • 10 Practical Task Assessments • 7 Online Tests • 1 Written Assignment 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 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 Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: IMI Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information Career Options and ProgressionAs part of this study programme you will be required to carry out a minimum of 26 hours industry experience with one of our partner employers. This is the ideal opportunity for you to showcase your practical competence, along with your technical knowledge and industry-specific behaviours development. 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.