Available to those already working and qualified as a Light Vehicle (Car)Technician, this VRQ is for those responsible for maintaining hybrid vehicles and the hybrid system itself. It develops the knowledge and skills required to work safely in and around the vehicle's hybrid system.
You must already be qualified as a Light Vehicle (car) technician/mechanic and have at least three years experience since completing an apprenticeship.
This course includes the following units:
The theory element of this course will be delivered over the first five weeks, leading to the online exam in week six.
Your practical assessment will take place between weeks seven and ten. You will be issued with an individual appointment time for this. You do not need to attend during these later weeks other than for your assessment appointment.
Underpinning knowledge will be assessed via online external tests for all units. Practical activities are assessed in our centre using externally set criteria.
You will need stationery and Personal Protective Equipment, including safety boots and overalls.
On completion of this qualification (containing two units), technicians will be able to demonstrate practically that they have the knowledge and skills required for repairing vehicles with high voltage hybrid technologies.
For more information on this qualification go to http://www.imiawards.org.uk/Qualifications/L3-Award-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicle-Repair-and-Replacement
Michelle Barratt, IMI Business Development Manager. Left: Matthew Curtis, Motor Vehicle Team Manager Derby College
The IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Employer Recognition Scheme demonstrates our expertise, knowledge, commitment to ethical conduct and continuing professional development.
The Garage - open to the public
Banger racing enthusiast Jamie Rushton has enjoyed tinkering with cars for as long as he can remember. So, when a Derby College motor vehicle apprenticeship came up at A&M Motors in Church Gresley, he seized the opportunity.
As the firm’s first apprentice, his progress has been so impressive that he is set to be taken on permanently when his training programme finishes in 2015.
Jamie appreciates the support he receives from his College tutors and assessors. He also enjoys his day release experience at The Garage, our commercial facility.
The apprenticeship links in perfectly with Jamie’s favourite past time of banger racing. He takes part in racing events all over the country.
I’m in the right job: I’ve always wanted to be around cars and I know I always will. I’ve carried out some quite demanding jobs since I started my apprenticeship. We also get the chance to learn different things at College and to talk to each other about what we’ve been doing at work.