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

What is special about this course?

This course will provide students with understanding and underpinning knowledge to progress onto a Modern Apprenticeship or further study.
The practical element of the course is delivered in a modern motor vehicle workshop. Assessments have been designed to cover component removal, refitting, servicing techniques and fault diagnosis.
Assessment is through observation and written job cards.
Completion of this course will make candidates more attractive to employers and provide a fast track route onto a Modern Apprenticeship programme reducing the required time to complete the apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

3 National 4s including English and Maths

To undertake this course a formal interview is also essential to review experiences.

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

  • 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

 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

The practical element of the course is delivered in a modern motor vehicle workshop. Assessments have been designed to cover component removal, refitting, servicing techniques and fault diagnosis. Assessment is through observation and written job cards.

Underpinning knowledge is delivered in a classroom and is assessed by assignments and externally set multi choice examinations which are graded pass, credit and distinction.


How long will my course last?


1 academic year


Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful learners may have the opportunity to further their studies and progress onto the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles either in college or through a Modern Apprenticeship within the industry, or to SCQF Level 6 Engineering courses.

Alternatively, with the addition of the required mathematics, learners have the opportunity to progress elsewhere onto the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Vehicle Technology.

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

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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