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Entry 3 Certificate For The Introduction To Vehicle Technology

This Entry Level Three course is designed for those wishing to start their journey in light vehicle maintenance and repair with a view to embarking on a potential career in the motor industry. It is designed for school and college leavers who wish to take their first steps with a practical Motor Vehicle qualification but who still need to improve their English and maths.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Motor Vehicle
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Johnson Building
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Johnson Building

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/entry-3-certificate-for-the-introduction-to-vehicle-technology
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Course Information for Students

This Entry Level Three course is designed for those wishing to start their journey in light vehicle maintenance and repair with a view to embarking on a potential career in the motor industry. It is designed for school and college leavers who wish to take their first steps with a practical Motor Vehicle qualification but who still need to improve their English and maths.

Alongside the Motor Vehicle qualification, learners will work towards achieving their Functional Skills in Maths and English, as well as learning about the behaviours and skills sets required to progress within the motor industry and to support and enhance their life skills.

You must have a passion for motor vehicles and an interest in mechanical components. You shoud also be willing to develop yourself futher and learn new skills.

An initial assessment will support your learning journey and will allow us to target areas for your development.

You will study:

  • Health and safety awareness
  • Motor vehicle tools and equipment
  • Remove and replace a vehicle road wheel
  • Check and maintain car tyre pressures and tread
  • Routine braking system checks
  • Check and maintain vehicle fluid levels
  • Principles of engine components and operations
  • Introduction to vehicle exhaust systems
  • Routine light vehicle checks
  • Introduction to customer care
  • English (Functional Skills)
  • Maths (Functional Skills)
  • A minimum of five days’ work experience in a motor vehicle environment

This course will be delivered on-site.

You must provide your own steel toe-capped boots to be worn at all times in the workshops.  A £40 fee will be required for College overalls, sweatshirts and T-shirts.

Practical activities are assessed in our centre using externally set criteria.  Maths and English will be assessed through a final exam for Functional Skills.

Students who complete this qualification and demonstrate the positive behaviours required could progress to our Level 1 programme in Motor Vehicle studies.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Vehicle Valeters and Cleaners

£20905

Vehicle Valeters and Cleaners

Vehicle Paint Technicians

£30203

Vehicle Paint Technicians

Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

£26783

Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Sukjevan Dhindsa working on a car

Sukjevan Dhindsa

Motor Vehicle apprentice Jeeves on road to becoming master technician

I would definitely recommend my college course. My message to potential students would be to go along to the induction days and enrolment days and find out all you can about the course that interests you. I wouldn't be where I am now without Derby College.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:48 pm