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Level: 1

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

Weeks: 3

Hours: 25.00

Start: 27/01/2020

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 450.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Employing almost 6,500 people in the region, the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair industry provides a key service to the public and businesses alike in keeping the region's vehicles mobile.

The industry is split across Independent Garages (85%) and Franchised Garages (15%) and roles in these businesses typically include:

  • Vehicle Technician
  • Fast Fit Technician
  • Diagnostic Technician
  • Master Technician
  • MOT Tester
  • Tyre Fitter
  • HGV Technician
  • Panel Beater
  • MET Technician
  • Paint Sprayer
  • Customer Advisor

This Level 1 Award is designed to introduce you to the mechanical aspect of servicing and repairing vehicles and provide you with the skills to apply for work in the independent garages in this sector.

Entry requirements

You just need an interest in securing employment in the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair sector.

Course Content

The qualification for this course is the ABC Level 1 Award in Motor Vehicle Studies and will include topics/units covering:

  • Health and Safety for Motor Vehicle Studies
  • Introduction to Vehicle Inspection
  • Introduction to Vehicle Wheels and Tyres
  • Introduction to Vehicle Exhaust Systems

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through a range of activities including:

  • Written assignments/task sheets
  • Reports
  • Group discussions
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussion

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need PPE including overalls and safety boots.

What can I do after this course?

Completion of this course will give you a vital insight into the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair sector and will support the application and interview process to help you gain employment with a local/regional employer in the Fast Fit sector.

You could also progress to a Level 1 Diploma, Level 2 Diploma or an apprenticeship with employment in a garage.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Johnson Building

About the Johnson Building »

Jamie Rushton

Jamie Rushton

On the road to a career in the motor vehicle industry

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.
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