Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (City & Guilds) SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed to cover essential skills in the industry including component removal, refitting, servicing techniques and fault diagnosis.

You will study the practical element of the course in a modern motor vehicle workshop at our Linkwood Technology Centre.

You will be assessed through observation and written job cards.

This course will provide you with the understanding and underpinning knowledge to progress onto a Modern Apprenticeship or further study.

Special features:

  • Opportunity for recognition of prior learning on to a Modern Apprenticeship
  • Gain skills that local employers are looking for
  • Study in a modern motor vehicle workshop

Entry requirements

Three National 4s including English and Maths.

You will be required to attend a formal interview.

You must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the start of the course.

Course content includes:

  • Skills and knowledge in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Skills and knowledge in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment
  • Skills and knowledge in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components
  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Knowledge of routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Knowledge of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Knowledge of light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
  • Knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle driveline units and components

 

Equipment

The following items are essential equipment for completion of the course:

  • Overalls and steel toe cap boots conforming to EN345-1 safety standards (£40)
  • Memory stick (£10)
  • Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair workbook Level 2 (£26)
  • Additional reading resource Hillers Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology Book 1 (£26)

Prices correct at time of publication.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

August

Fees

The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

Funding

Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Additional costs

Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application. If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver. If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees. Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you may have the opportunity to:

  • Further your studies onto the Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles at UHI Moray
  • Progress onto a SCQF level 6 Engineering course if the required Mathematics level is gained
  • Undertake a Modern Apprenticeship within the industry
  • Progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Vehicle Technology at other colleges (with the addition of the required mathematics)

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A great course with a lecturer who was as excellent at encouraging and caring for his students as he was knowledgeable about cars. After twenty years away from formal education, I was very nervous starting the course but I didn't need to be. It was so well laid out and organised. I am excited about next year's adventure.

Charlotte Smith

 

I enjoyed that the lessons felt sociable. It made the course enjoyable and things easier to understand. Paul [our lecturer] has a great sense of humour and found ways to help us remember things such as "marter stoater". I learned loads about gearboxes when, with other students, I stripped one to its component parts. Paul walked us through what everything did and how it did it.

Rhys Scott

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