This qualification covers the demands of today’s motor vehicle maintenance repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for service technicians working on vehicles in garages and dealerships. You study both theory and practical aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units such as, Job Roles in the Automotive Environment, and Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment. You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
A profile of GCSEs at grade D or grade 3, including maths & English or Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair and Functional Skills level 1 maths & English.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate and build on your skills in our state of the art, industry standard workshops. You can visit motor shows and exhibitions, while also having the opportunity to test your skills in the World Skills competitions and to exhibit your work at local shows.
The study programme will also develop personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the automotive industry and various visits and talks from local employers, who will tell you what you need to get a job in the industry.
98% of students who completed this programme have gone into either employment or progressed onto the next level.
On completion of this qualification, students will be competent to work as a Light Vehicle Service Technician; following further training and development, students can progress to a range of jobs at Level 2 and 3 such as a Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician, Service Adviser, Service Receptionist or Maintenance Controller.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
Trips and visits, safety boots, overalls, tool set and textbook Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance (Level 2) (ISBN 978043548167)
“I love cars and have done since as long as I can remember so I hope to have a career in the industry in some way.
“I am enjoying being at the College and I like it here in Ipswich, especially the weather, which is much warmed than in Poland, where I am from!”