Level 2 Motor Vehicle Service and Repair
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Skills Academy - Automotive
We will give you the training and skills to be able to be able to carry out service and repairs to vehicles at industry standard, making you ready for employment.
On this course you will also gain knowledge of electric and hybrid vehicles and air conditioning, giving you extra skiils and the best possible start for a career in the automotive repair industry. This qualification also forms part of the Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship standard, reducing any subsequent apprenticeship by one year. This means if you apply for this apprenticeship, you will be one step of ahead of any rival candidates making you more appealing to employers.
You will be working in our fantastic training workshops fully equipped with industry standard resources. This is a hands-on course with a focus on practical activities and we maximise the amount of time you will spend in the workshops.
Core modules will include:
- Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
- Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive environment
- Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment.
Specialist modules will include:
- Knowledge of routine light vehicle maintenance
- Knowledge of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
- Knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
- Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
- Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
- Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
The units covered directly link to the current apprenticeship standards to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to progress and be a successful contributor to an employer’s business, should you choose to progress to an apprenticeship.
You will also attend maths and English sessions and have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grades and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage giving you every opportunity to progress you career within automotive.
A variety of enrichment activities will also be organised throughout the year, including guest speakers from industry.
You will be assessed via observation of practical activity, supported by verbal questioning and the completion of a practical assessment workbook which will contain a variety of practical tasks and knowledge based questions to cover all learning modules.
You will also undertake written assessments and online multiple choice tests which will be graded as pass, merit, or distinction.
As part of your course, you will be given the opportunity to take up a work placement with one of our employer partners to get a taste of the world of work and to further enhance your skills and knowledge.
Our partners include some of the best known names in the region including Halfords, Arriva, Go North East, Bristol Street Motors, Bells Trucks, Nationwide Accident Repair, CF Recovery as well a number of small independent repairers and specialist dealers like Aston Workshop.
You will study in our state-of-the-art Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics on Team Valley in Gateshead. This academy is fully equipped with dedicated vehicle maintenance workshops, a body shop, two spray painting booths, welding facilities and a rolling road as well as social spaces and a café.
This course is designed to prepare you for a job or apprenticeship in the automotive sector or to progress on to our Level 3 course in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
If you choose to step into work, you could secure a position as a motor vehicle technician who service and repair all types of vehicles including cars, vans, motorbikes and heavy vehicles like coaches and lorries. They work on all areas of vehicle mechanics and electrics, from the engine and exhaust systems to the air-conditioning and security features.
As a mechanical technician, your duties would include:
You must have an appropriate Level 1 vocational qualification or good relevant experience in the automotive sector. A passion for motor vehicle would be advantageous and a good level of maths and English would be beneficial.
An interview with a member of the teaching team is required, you will also be asked to complete an initial assessment in maths and English and various industry specific tests. This will allow us to assess your suitability to the course advice and make sure you go onto the level of course that is right for you.
There will be an additional cost of £26.50 for safety boots and coveralls.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.
You can get more information at our enrolment events, by calling 0191 490
2246 or email us at email@example.com
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