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SCCH Vehicle-Maintenance1

This course will interest you if you are practical and are interested in cars and learning how to maintain them professionally. By the end of the course you will have an overview and some skill in the maintenance procedures of a wide range of vehicles and a good knowledge of health and safety for the industry.

Who should take this course?

This one-year diploma is designed to engage and motivate 16-19 year olds who have an interest in understanding and developing their knowledge in maintaining motor vehicles. You will gain essential knowledge for mechanics and cover the basic technical requirements for the light vehicle repair and maintenance industry. You will also have some awareness of the diverse aspects within the modern retail motor industry. This course develops English, maths, IT and work skills essential for working in the motor industry.

What do I need?

Successful interview and GCSEs E-F in English and maths.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

50% practical, 25% coursework and 25% exams.

What qualification will I achieve?

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance.

What will I learn?

You will study:

  • Health and safety
  • Tools, equipment and materials
  • Vehicle valeting
  • Engine systems, components and operations
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Vehicle braking systems
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres
  • Vehicle exhaust systems
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills

This course also develops other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry, such as maths, English, IT and work skills.

Further Study?

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 2

What are my career opportunities?

  • Trainee mechanic
  • Service reception
  • Vehicle sales

Are there any extra costs?

Students will need to provide safety boots and black work trousers before start of course.

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