Course Code: EA1FE576 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 3 Triple Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 01 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course is designed to provide you with an insight into life as a Motor Vehicle Technician and to give you the entry requirements needed to progress to our Automotive and Motorsport Degrees. The Level 3 course is an even mix of practical and theory, with all practical training taking place in our £10 million Advanced Technology Centre, boasting the kind of tools, equipment and facilities found in the best-equipped modern-day commercial workshops. We even have our very own 4-Wheel Drive Dyno., Motorcycle Dyno., Engine Test Cell and Wind Tunnel. If you are aged between 16 and 18, have an interest in what the automotive industry can offer in terms of a career and want to take your learning to a higher level, this two year Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Triple Diploma is ideal. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above or Level 2 relevant qualification Require English and Maths at grade 4 or above. a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification Obtained Extended Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ) Whilst working towards your Vehicle Maintenance and Repair qualification you will learn the knowledge and skills required to carry out a wide range of vehicle repair and maintenance techniques. Modules you will cover include… Year 1 Health and Safety in a Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Workshop Automotive Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices Routine Vehicle Maintenance (Servicing) Automotive Engines and Related Components Vehicle Cooling and Lubrication Systems Vehicle Fuel, Ignition and Exhaust Systems Vehicle Electrical Systems Vehicle Braking, Suspension and Steering Systems Vehicle Transmission Systems Vehicle Science L2 Vehicle Mathematics L2 Vehicle Electric & Electronics L2 Year 2 Inspecting Motor Vehicles Diagnosing and Rectifying Motor Vehicle Engine Faults Diagnosing and Rectifying Motor Vehicle Driveline Faults Diagnosing and Rectifying Motor Vehicle Braking, Suspension and Steering System Faults Vehicle Science L3 Vehicle Mathematics L3 Vehicle Electric & Electronics L3 You will learn how to identify the different parts that make up these vehicle systems. You will learn how they work and how to remove and replace them as a qualified technician working in the industry would. During the second year you will advance to non-complex and complex fault diagnosis and be well on your way to gaining the knowledge and skills needed for a successful and rewarding career in this lucrative and diverse industry. Industry Placement and Field Trips Industry placement is mandatory for this course and normally takes place once you have gained sufficient knowledge of safe working practices. You will have the opportunity to attend your Industry Placement with a local employer. We will help you to select the type of placement that best suits your industry interests and one that will benefit you the most. There are no planned field trips Learning and Teaching Methods You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience. All your tutors have a passion for developing the next generation of vehicle technicians and automotive engineers. Your tutors will get to know how you learn best and tailor their teaching methods to your needs. There are weekly opportunities for you to discuss your progress with your Progress Tutor and you will be allocated a team manager to support you through every aspect of your learning and career development. This course is mainly practical-based and is delivered in the following way (hours shown are weekly)… Motorsport Practical (Workshop – 6 hours) Motorsport Theory (Classroom – 6 hours) Independent Study (1.5 hours) Industry Placement (Company – 26 hours total) Progress Meeting (Classroom – 1.5 hours) The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods You will be assessed in two different ways… Practical skills assessments in the workshop (50%) Online multiple-choice tests (50%) Tuition Fees If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. If you are 19+, please read our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Other Costs and Equipment Needed You will need to provide your own safety boots and overalls / boiler suit for practical activities. A typical pair of safety boots should cost no more than £12 and a pair of overalls £15. All other protective equipment will be provided by us. All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available within the College facilities. You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad. All field trip costs are covered by the College. You will need to provide your own refreshments. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: IMI Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression When you successfully complete the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course, the following career options will be available to you… Enter employment with a vehicle maintenance and repair employer as a fast-track apprentice Enter higher education on our 3 year Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology Honours Degree Throughout your time on the course you will receive regular career and progression advice from our team of highly qualified tutors who have many years’ experience working as skilled technicians in the Automotive industry. A typical pathway to your graduate-level employment would be… Year 1 – Complete the first year of this Triple Diploma and achieve the Level 2 qualification Year 2 – Complete the second year of this Triple Diploma and achieve the Level 3 qualification Year 3 – Begin your studies in higher education on our Foundation Degree in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology Year 4 – Graduate at the end of your 4th year with an FdEng Automotive and Engineering Technology Year 5 – Graduate at the end of your 5th year with a BEng (Honours) Degree in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology Year 6 – Secure post-graduate employment in an Automotive or Motorsport Engineering role. Job roles for technicians with Level 3 qualifications are… Motor Vehicle Mechanic Motor Vehicle Diagnostic Technician MOT Tester Roadside Recovery Technician Motor Vehicle Fast-Fit Technician Motor Vehicle Workshop Manager Graduate-level job roles… Design, research and development careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries including. Manufacturing careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries. Automotive systems and competence testing careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries.