Certificate in Motor vehicle (Entry 3)



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

This course is an introduction to both theory and practical within the motor vehicle industry. The subjects covered within the course include working safely and effectively, foundation skills, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems, operating principles of engines, operating principles and maintenance of transmission systems, operating principles of electrical and electronic systems. You will qualify with a level 1 certificate in Motor Vehicle

Units are:-

• Foundation studies
• Chassis Technology & Routine maintenance
• Engine technology
• Transmission technology
• Electrical & Electronic technology
• Inspection.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is designed for people who intend to or are working in the Motor Vehicle repair industry.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year.

What qualifications do I need?

2 GCSEs or equivalent at grade E – G or an Entry Level qualification.

What does it include?

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment. The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study. The key theme of Study Programmes at Entry Level 3 will be preparation for the world of work and the development of personal, social and employability skills. As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English and/or maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification. Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The college has specialist workshops and equipment for Motor Vehicle maintenance and repair.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

You will need to provide your own PPE (overalls and protective footwear).

How is the programme assessed?
Most of your time will be spent in the workshops and there may also be work experience at a garage. The practical element of the course is continuously assessed in College and on work experience. The theory is also continuously assessed and you will need to create a portfolio of work. There are soem electronic assessments that also need to be completed.

What award will I achieve?
IMI Entry Level Certificate for the Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies (Entry 3)

Examining/Validating Body:
Institute of Motor Industry.

What can I do next?

The programme is designed to enable you to progress on to a second year, where you will gain the Institute of The Motor Industry Diploma Maintenance and Repair at Level 1. Alternatively, you may wish to consider an Apprenticeship or employment in the motor industry where you will be able to do VCQ at Level 1.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith. The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website www.midchesh.ac.uk or email info@midchesh.ac.uk. For students aged 19 years and over at the start of the course please contact the college for further information on the course fee.

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