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 provides you with a technical and academic background in vehicle technology. It gives the skills you need to work in the industry and progress onto further study.
The course is suitable for anyone who wants to enter the vehicle industry. It focuses on practical, hands-on learning, delivered in realistic workshops and with an industry work placement.
The course 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
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. You will have skills in a number of areas, which will suit any role where an eye to detail is essential.
The course will also prepare you for studying at a more advanced level.
You could also apply for a Modern Apprenticeship.