Important Entry Requirement & Application Update
College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.
Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time.
Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.
Is this course right for me?
Are you looking for a career in the motor vehicle and transport industries?
This course enhances your technical and academic knowledge. It brings your abilities up to industry level and prepares you for your career in the industry.
The course is suitable for students progressing from Automotive Engineering Level 1 (or equivalent qualifications). It is also available to school leavers, employees within the vehicle industry and professionals from other industries.
It is approved by the Sector Skills Council (SSC), ensuring that it meets the quality requirements of the industry.
In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:
- 3 GCSEs at grade D or above, and 1 GCSE at grade E, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
- A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass
- Relevant industry experience
As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.
The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:
- Practical demonstrations
- Realistic working tasks
- Lectures to develop underpinning knowledge
- Assignment work
- Online learning
- Visits to Industry and Trade Shows
- Placement in the industry
The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:
- Internal practical assessment
- Online assessment
- Oral questioning
- Written questions
- Short learner task sheets for you to complete independently
Completion of this course will give you the fundamental skills and knowledge to work in the vehicle industry.
Due to technological advancements, companies in manufacture, retail, distribution, servicing and accident repair are constantly seeking to bring young people into this fast-changing industry.
The course will also prepare you for studying at a more advanced level.
You could also apply for a Modern Apprenticeship.
Additional campus/course information:
The Centre for Automotive Technology at the Rhyl Campus is equipped to the latest industry standards, including Heavy Goods Vehicle Brake Tester, 4 Wheel Drive Rolling Road Dynamometer, 4-Wheel Alignment, a superb Auto-Electronics Diagnostic Room, USI Spray Booths, Lechler Mixing Scheme, Car-OLiner Body Jig and Alignment System, Welding Bays, Valeting Bay, plus Hybrid Technology and Vehicle Climate Control Systems.