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

What is special about this course?

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

You will study the practical element of the course in a modern motor vehicle workshop.

This course has been designed to cover essential skills including component removal, refitting, servicing techniques and fault diagnosis. You will be assessed through observation and written job cards.

Special features:

  • Opportunity to fast track 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?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full Time

Face-to-face teaching.

The practical element of this course is delivered in a modern motor vehicle workshop.

Underpinning knowledge is delivered in a classroom.


How long will my course last?


Years

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?

On successful completion of this course you may have the opportunity to further your 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.

You may also progress onto a Moray college UHI SCQF Level 6 Engineering course.

Alternatively, with the addition of the required mathematics, you have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Vehicle Technology at other colleges.

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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