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Vehicle Technology Diploma Entry Level 3

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

Gain an introduction into the motor vehicle industry, and build your academic and practical skills to progress on to a Level 1 Diploma. You will gain basic understanding of engine components and the operation, cooling and lubrication systems, steering and suspension components and operation, and simple repair processes.

 

What Does The Programme Include

You will learn both in the classroom, with theory based discussions, multimedia presentations, worksheets and hands on practical learning. All materials used to support your studies are also made available via the internet.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required, but you will be required to pass an initial assessment aptitude test.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through an online phase test covering health and safety and use of tools and chemicals/​substances. You will also be assessed through completion of worksheets and practically assessed tasks and their write up.

Additional Information

You will require a uniform consisting of steel toe capped boots and overalls which can be purchased directly from our website. During your interview you will also sit an online suitability assessment. The result of this, plus your previous academic achievements and maturity will determine the level of course you are offered.

Potential Future Career

On Successful completion of this course, you can progress to a Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Diploma Level 1 or enter employment.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Introduction to Motor Vehicle Workshop Safety
  • Introduction to the Retail Automotive Maintenance and Repair Industry
  • Motor Vehicle Workshop Tools and Equipment
  • Principles of Engine Components and Operation
  • Principles of Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Simple Body Repair Processes
  • Principles of Component Fitting
  • Routine Cooling and Lubrication System Checks
  • Routine Braking System Checks
  • Routine Wheel and Tyre Checks
  • Routine Vehicle Checks

 

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