Beginners Motor Vehicle
OverviewCandidates develop skills commonly used in the automotive business. In addition to the modules below, students are offered MAG welding skills and experience in mechanical engineering
Who is this course for?Candidates wanting to develop some of the key skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems. Successful candidates will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. This qualification could also be used as an ‘interest’ course for a wide range of learners.
- GCSE English Language grade 3
- GCSE maths grade 3
Assessment TypesObservation and written assessment
- Vehicle Engine Systems
- Lubrication Systems
- Fuel Systems
- Vehicle Electrical Systems
- Braking Systems
- Suspension Systems
- Hand skills
Benefits/SkillsThe course has been designed to meet the needs of customers for a modern, up-to-date and flexible qualification. It has been written to enable assessment to be carried out on a variety of vehicle type
Careers/ProgressionProgress to Level 2 Fitting principles, or an apprenticeship in the automotive industry
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