- A relevant level two qualification in Motor Vehicle and relevant experience
- Two GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent
The course will provide you with an in depth knowledge of both theory & practice, giving you the skills you need to gain employment in the Automotive industry.
Who is the course suitable for?
Level 3 will suit you if you have considerable experience working as a motor vehicle engineer and want to advance your career by learning more advanced skills as well as starting to take on management roles.
This course is suitable for academically capable learners and should not be viewed as an easier alternative because you are going to be trained by experienced professionals who have knowledge in the fields you may be interested in. We have high professional standards and expectations of our learners
The course covers both theory & practical skills in motor vehicle maintenance & repair
Learners gain practical knowledge in aspects of motor vehicle engineering including:
- Engine Technology
- Fuel Injection Technology & Exhaust Systems
- Ignition Systems
- Engine Management Systems
- Steering & Suspension
- Transmission Systems
- Fault Diagnosis
- Diesel Fuel Systems
Development of Maths and English
Students who have not yet achieved at least a C grade in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements.
At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C grade at GCSE level.
Employability Skills Development
Your study programme includes 1 hour per week of employability skills development which includes Careers Education, support and guidance on progression opportunities.
How will the course be taught?
You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced Automotive Technician who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level.
Lectures, discussions, independent research and practical tasks.
How will I know how well I am doing?
Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their tutees on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.
Are there any additional costs?
Coming to college is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.
What course can I do next?
On completion of this course you could decide to move into higher education.
Alternatively you could seek employment as a Technician in the Automotive trade or related industry
Where can I get further support / advice?
Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
Fill in an application form and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.
If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August of the year you begin your course or if you are actively seeking employment and can provide evidence that youre in receipt of a state benefit e.g. job seekers, housing benefit- this course may be free!