This course provides further practical knowledge and skills in the areas of automotive maintenance and vehicle electrical maintenance.
On this course, students learn about/complete the following:
- Carry out a major service
- Remove and replace cylinder heads
- Remove, replace and test alternators
- Wheel bearings/hub assembly
- Remove/replace gearbox and clutch assemblies.
Students need five GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above, including Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification at merit grade.
Students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in Maths and English will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths as part of their course.
A good level of academic and study skills is required to undertake this course, problem solving and the willingness to learn and participate in lessons are a necessity.
Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance Level 2
Students are trained in College and assessed through practical activities, oral questioning and online tests.
Students need to undertake out of class study to successfully pass the exams, this should amount to no more than two to three hours a week.
One week's work experience is included on the course. Students do not need to be working in the industry, but a part-time course related job would be an advantage.
Students can progress to a level 3 motor vehicle programme, an apprentice within the industry or into direct employment.
Fees and Additional Costs
Students need to supply their own overalls and boots, pens, paper and ruler etc. There are technical books required for the course. Students are encouraged to purchase their own tools for use within the workshop. Funding for the course is age dependant, please enquire at Information Services.