This is an introductory qualification with a strong emphasis on hands-on assessment. The course is aimed at those just entering the automotive industry.
Students are trained and assessed through practical assessments, the completion of job cards, assignment work, and questioned on topics including automotive working environment. Specialist units covering areas such as Light Vehicle, Motorcycle, Body and Paint Tools, equipment and material units that are essential in the workplace.
Students must have four GCSE passes at grade 3/D or above, to include Maths and English.
No previous experience is required, but an interest in automotive industry is essential.
Entry Level 3 Certificate for the Introduction to Vehicle Technologies
Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, practical work, projects and controlled assessments set by the awarding body. Students will produce a portfolio of work which is assessed against the grading criteria for the units. Assignments are set on Moodle, Newbury College online learning environment and will have an agreed submission date. In addition to portfolio work, some units may also include externally marked assessment material, sat under controlled conditions.
Homework will be set via Moodle, Newbury College online learning platform. Students are expected to allocate approximately 2 hours per a week on research and homework outside of normal class time in order to build up knowledge, confidence and successfully complete the programme. This may be completed at home or in the Learning Resource Centre.
Students will complete a work placement. This helps to reinforce the understanding of the types of roles available within industry and enhance the skills required to gain future employment in the sector.
After completing this qualification, the learner has the opportunity to progress onto Level 1 qualification.
Fees and Additional Costs
If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £75.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. Steel toe cap boots and overalls are required for all workshop classes. A course textbook is required for all classroom lessons. Students are encouraged to purchase their own tools for use in the workshop. Details can be given at interview.