Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||5 September 2022|
|Course code||FLR1MTV (2223)|
Who is it for?
This programme is intended for students who are considering a career in the motor industry. It is designed to provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress within the service and repair sector of the industry. Progression from the programme would be onto a IMI Level 2 programme.
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including Maths and English.
What does the course involve?
This course gives you a brilliant introduction to the world of transport maintenance. Our expert and experienced teachers will take you through a range of topics and subjects on Transport Maintenance to give you the knowledge, skills, and experience to develop a career in this fantastic industry. You’ll be based in our brand new, purpose-built automotive centre at the London Road Campus, and you’ll gain great hands-on experience in working with many types of transport vehicles. There is a clear progression route from this subject either into a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair or into an apprenticeship in the industry.
You will study many different aspects of transport maintenance on this course.
Specific units studied include:
- Locating, interpreting, and using technical information
- Vehicle materials and joining methods
- The retail motor industry
- Compression ignition (diesel) engine system components and operation
- Lubrication system components and operation
- Vehicle driveline maintenance
- Routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures
- Spark ignition (petrol) engine system components and operation
- Light vehicle exhaust system components and maintenance
- Health & Safety in the workplace
- Lighting system maintenance
- Vehicle exterior valeting and detailing
- Electric (hybrid) vehicle awareness
- Light vehicle cooling systems.
You will be required to study English and Maths if you do not have a grade of 4 or above.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed via an online exam and several practical tasks for each unit, each of these tasks is also underpinned with written worksheets and assessments.
How much does it cost?
Students will be expected to provide their own overalls, safety shoes and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 course in Motor Vehicle. An alternative option would be to do an apprenticeship in motor vehicle. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships
You will have the opportunity to study in our industry-standard workshops and be guided by our expert and experienced teachers.
We work with many employers in the area including Rybrook BMW, Furrows, Specialist Cars, Snap-On and Halfords to ensure you have the best opportunities to advance in your career.
You will visit vehicle manufacturers and garages to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice during your work experience.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair
Previous school: Abraham Darby School
I chose to come to SCG because they have the best motor vehicle facilities. All of my family are in the vehicle industry and my interest grew from there. It is an amazing course and I have learnt so much. It is hard work, but once you start putting the effort in, it gets easier.
Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
I was on the part-time six week car maintenance course and enjoyed it so much that I decided to gain my Level 2 diploma. I think the course covers everything perfectly and I really like doing the electrics modules.
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