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This Entry Level 3 qualification is based on the new Qualification & Credit Framework (QCF) which is suitable as the vocational subject-based learning component of Foundation Learning.

Without formal entry requirements, these qualifications are open to anyone aged 14 and over, who is interested in gaining a nationally-recognised qualification.

The qualifications are primarily designed to engage and motivate 14-19 year olds who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry. The qualifications' combination of mandatory and optional units provides learners with the flexibility of achieving and progressing in small manageable steps.

The qualifications have a practical approach to assessment and include many visual questioning techniques, which will stimulate and interest the learner.

You will work in a practical environment with workshop tools and equipment, building skills and techniques in the following areas of the industry:

  • Body Repair Processes
  • Routine Cooling and Lubrication System Checks
  • Routine Braking System Checks
  • Routine Wheel and Tyre Checks
  • Routine Vehicle Checks
  • Basic Vehicle Valeting
  • Light Vehicle Construction
  • Principles of Engine Components and Operation
  • Principles of Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Principles of Component Fitting

You will also study to develop an understanding of motor vehicle workshop safety and the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry.

This Vocationally Related Qualification is designed to engage and motivate 16-19 year olds who are interested in learning about the automotive retail industry especially in relation to motorcycles.

The Diploma is ideally suited to 16-19 year old learners who enjoy, and wish to develop experience in, the Motorcycle sector, at a level suiting their ability. The inclusion of Level 1 optional units also allows learners the opportunity to progress to a higher level, if they are able.

This qualification involves a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which stimulates and draws interest to learners.

The qualification’s combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in. All learners will cover mandatory introductory units in Health and Safety, Communication, Career Pathways and Hand Tools all relevant within the automotive industry.

You will work in both a practical environment and the classroom as you develop techinques and a broader understanding of motorcycle repair.

Throughout the course you can expect to cover the following topics:

  • Motorcycle Chassis Systems
  • Motorcycle Engines
  • Motorcycle Transmission Systems
  • Motorcycle Electrical And Electronic Systems
  • Motorcycle Assembly
  • Motorcycle Construction And Routine Maintenance
  • Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies in the Automotive Industry
  • Automotive Foundation Skills

You will also attend sessions on health and safety and you will explore the various materials and tools used within the industry.

If you love cars and are considering working in the Motor Vehicle Accident Repair Industry, this course will give you those specialist skills required to either progress to the Level 2 Diploma or on to employment.

The course includes:

  • Spray painting techniques,
  • Minor damage repair,
  • M.E.T. stripping and refitting,
  • Panel preparation,
  • Welding and
  • Panel fabrication.

This qualification is specifically designed to engage and motivate you if you are interested in learning about the maintenance and repair of motorcycles and the various jobs that are available within the motorcycle retail industry.

A minimum of 49 credits must be achieved of which 41 credits must be achieved at Level 1 or above for this qualification.

The mix of units studied includes:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance;
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance;
  • Automotive foundation skills;
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation;
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation;
  • Engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems components and operation;
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance;
  • Vehicle exhaust systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle driveline maintenance;
  • Spark ignition system maintenance;
  • Introduction to spark ignition fuel systems.

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