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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.

You will work in both a practical environment and the classroom as you develop techniques 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.

This qualification is delivered at our Quarles Campus in Harold Hill. It is fully expected that all learners that begin their learning at this campus will complete their learning at this campus, regardless of the duration of the programme.

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;
  • 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.

The objectives of this framework are to:

  1. contribute to increasing the number of existing staff qualified to Technician and Senior Technician Level;
  2. attract more applicants from women and other under-represented groups into Vehicle Body and Paint posts at Levels 2 and 3;
  3. develop problem solving, communication, team working, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills which are a priority for the Automotive Retail Industry;
  4. provide micro businesses, which account for around 85% of businesses in the Automotive Retail Industry, with access to a quality training programme to help their businesses grow;
  5. provide opportunities for career progression within Vehicle Body and Paint and into management in the wider Automotive Retail Industry;
  6. After further development and training, provide further and higher education for those who choose to do so.

The duration of this apprenticeship is a minimum of 24 months. You will be required to attend college 1 day a week.

This is a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

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