Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in vehicle maintenance.

This course is suited for students who respond to 'hands-on' learning.

The overall aim is to provide both experience and knowledge on which to base future career and associated course decisions and to enhance employment prospects. The course is studied over one academic year.

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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 which will stimulate and interest learners.

All candidates must compile a portfolio of evidence and pass on-line 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 each area will discuss the most appropriate Functional Skill for each student.

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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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