Vehicle Maintenance And Repair (Level 1 Gateway Certificate)

Vehicle Maintenance And Repair (Level 1 Gateway Certificate)

Subject Area: Automotive Foundation Learning

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 149587
  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs at grade 1 including English and/or maths, or demonstrate the ability to work towards level 1 in English and maths in an assessment.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This foundation programme of study has been designed to give you a general introduction to a broad range of basic motor vehicle and accident repair skills. Practical activities are completed in fully-resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You will also study technical units to develop skills and knowledge associated with vehicle maintenance in both mechanical and body repair aspects, to prepare you for further study in this area of work. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

    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.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Motor Vehicle Workshop | Accident Repair Workshop

    Course Highlights

    On this study programme, you will learn and demonstrate your skills in our modern, industry standard workshops.

    You will also be able to show off your skills and learn new ones at different exhibitions and competitions, including the Suffolk Show.

    We also have a close relationship with local employers within the automotive industry, which will help you learn how to improve your employability skills.

    Core Skills Covered: Hands-on | Planning and Organising | Problem Solving | Time Management | Attention to Detail | Budgeting
    

    Next Steps

    98% of students who completed this programme have gone into either employment or progressed onto the next level.

    On completion of this qualification, students can progress to a Level 2 programme in either Light Vehicle, Engineering, Accident Repair or an Apprenticeship Programme.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    Trips and visits, safety boots, overalls, tool set, and textbook Level 1 Principles of Light Vehicle (ISBN 9780435048150)

    Ashley Ireland - IMIA Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance And Repair (Light Vehicle)

    In year 1 there were opportunities to study different disciplines in both light vehicle and accident repair - this gave me a good understanding of both industry areas to make a selective choice in year 2. It also made me more employable as I could then demonstrate a mixture of skills. After this year I have decided to do Accident Repair and I am enjoying my course.