This programme is suitable for those looking to develop their knowledge of light vehicle maintenance and learn the technical information required for employment in the automotive industry. You will be equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to enable you to carry out service procedures, routine checks and vehicle maintenance. If you want to learn more about how to improve vehicles and looking to go into a career in the automotive industry, this course is ideal for you.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of light vehicle maintenance, the programme will include:
Identifying the principles for routine maintenance checks.
Understanding the operating principles of light vehicle engines such as fuel, ignition, air and exhaust systems. You will also focus on the tyres, brakes, steering and suspension operating systems.
Operating principles and maintenance of light vehicle transmission systems such as starting and charging systems. You will also learn electrical systems such as electric windows and interior/exterior lighting for example.
Health and safety in the workplace and further skills associated with the workshop environment will be implemented throughout the duration of the course.
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
You'll start by developing your background knowledge on vehicle components and operating systems and then progress to the workshop area where you will find cars, diagnostic equipment and the tools you need to develop your practical skills and experience.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Your assessment throughout the duration of the programme will require you to write up a portfolio of the work you have completed to achieve the diploma. This will also include any practical based work you have undertaken in your sessions.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
On successful completion of the course to a high standard, you can progress on to our Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance, where you will be able to take a hands-on approach to your learning to give you a practical experience of the industry.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
You will be required to wear safety boots and appropriate overalls for the duration of the programme for health and safety measures.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however you will need to demonstrate your passion and enthusiasm to learn more about the automotive sector. If you'd like to know more, please call us using the contact details below to find out the next start date or for an application form.
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