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If you love cars and are considering working in the Motor Vehicle Accident Repair Industry, this course will give you those specialist skills required to either progress to the Level 2 Diploma or on to employment.

The course includes:

  • Spray painting techniques,
  • Minor damage repair,
  • M.E.T. stripping and refitting,
  • Panel preparation,
  • Welding and
  • Panel fabrication.

This course is a full time study programme delivered over 34 weeks. It is a knowledge and skills qualification that is primarily designed to meet the needs of the young apprentice and those students who wish to join the automotive industry by completing a study programme.

It provides learners with the opportunity to study both the theory and practical aspects of a range of routine vehicle inspection, fitting and maintenance procedures: Routine light vehicle maintenance, including engine systems; Inspecting, repairing and replacing light vehicle: standard and high performance tyres; Carrying out light vehicle four wheel alignment; Inspecting and replacing light vehicle: exhaust components, suspension dampers & springs, vehicle batteries and braking systems & components.

Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, agreeing customer vehicle needs and other skills associated with working in a garage.

This Vocationally Related Qualification is designed to engage and motivate 16-19 year olds who are interested in learning about the automotive retail industry especially in relation to motorcycles.

The Diploma is ideally suited to 16-19 year old learners who enjoy, and wish to develop experience in, the Motorcycle sector, at a level suiting their ability. The inclusion of Level 1 optional units also allows learners the opportunity to progress to a higher level, if they are able.

This qualification involves a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which stimulates and draws interest to learners.

The qualification’s combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in. All learners will cover mandatory introductory units in Health and Safety, Communication, Career Pathways and Hand Tools all relevant within the automotive industry.

You will work in both a practical environment and the classroom as you develop techinques and a broader understanding of motorcycle repair.

Throughout the course you can expect to cover the following topics:

  • Motorcycle Chassis Systems
  • Motorcycle Engines
  • Motorcycle Transmission Systems
  • Motorcycle Electrical And Electronic Systems
  • Motorcycle Assembly
  • Motorcycle Construction And Routine Maintenance
  • Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies in the Automotive Industry
  • Automotive Foundation Skills

You will also attend sessions on health and safety and you will explore the various materials and tools used within the industry.

This qualification is specifically designed to engage and motivate you if you are interested in learning about the maintenance and repair of motorcycles and the various jobs that are available within the motorcycle retail industry.

A minimum of 49 credits must be achieved of which 41 credits must be achieved at Level 1 or above for this qualification.

The mix of units studied includes:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance;
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance;
  • Automotive foundation skills;
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation;
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation;
  • Engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems components and operation;
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance;
  • Vehicle exhaust systems components and maintenance;
  • Vehicle driveline maintenance;
  • Spark ignition system maintenance;
  • Introduction to spark ignition fuel systems.

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