Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

Kick-start your career in vehicle maintenance with our entry level programme. While training, you will use a number of modern tools and work on real cars in our industry-standard workshops. You will build on your experience, knowledge, and skill-set, ready to progress onto the next level.

  • Careers related to motor vehicle include mechanical engineer, garage manager, vehicle electrician, motor mechanic and more
  • Our purpose built workshops include a full size garage
  • On completion of this course, you could progress to the level 2 programme in vehicle maintenance and repair, look for employment, or start an apprenticeship

The motor vehicle industry is developing quickly thanks to efficient new technologies. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the UK automotive industry employs around 823,000 people, making it a popular career choice.

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Facilities

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

Mandatory units:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
  • Applying engineering techniques in an automotive environment

Typical optional units could be chosen from the list below, which is not prescriptive:

  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Liquid cooling & lubrication system components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
  • Routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures on vehicles
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance
  • Vehicle driveline maintenance
  • Introduction to spark ignition fuel systems
  • Introduction to compression ignition fuel systems
  • Spark ignition system maintenance

How will I be assessed?

The scheme offers a user-friendly method of continuous assessment which includes many visual questioning techniques to stimulate and interest learners.

All candidates must compile a portfolio of evidence and pass online tests that show achievement of all the relevant learning outcomes and knowledge requirements.

Functional Skills

Functional skills are practical skills in English, information and communication technology (ICT) and mathematics that allow individuals to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. The programme manager for your course will discuss the most appropriate Functional Skill for you.

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Progression

What Next?

Successful students will complete the year with a broad basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance and the various roles within the retail motor industry. They will be able to progress to appropriate level two courses.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Four GCSEs at grades 9-3
  • To include English Language and maths GCSEs at grades 9-3

From College

  • Entry level 3 qualification in English and maths
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