School leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 2 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is for those that are interested in working on light vehicles and gaining a qualification that could lead to an apprenticeship.

You will study units including mechanical and electrical systems and learn how to diagnose faulty components. Ideal if you would like to train for a career in the motor industry.

You will need 2 GCSE's at grade 3-9. Or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will be required to purchase college branded Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as part of this course.

Your progress will be assessed by observations of your practical skills and will take place within the college workshops. Each unit of the qualification requires you to pass a multiple-choice online assessment test.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

There is a requirement to complete 35 hours of work experience related to the motor industry. Students are requested to seek their own placements at a dealership of their own choice.

The minimum attendance requirement is 95%.

Mon-Fri between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term. There is a minimum attendance requirement of 95%.

This course is for those that are interested in working on light vehicles and gaining a qualification that could lead to an apprenticeship. Level 2 will suit you if you have already developed a good foundation of skills and knowledge required to become a vehicle service technician and are ready to move to the next level.

City and Guilds

Successful completion of this course can lead to a Level 3 qualification or an apprenticeship in light vehicle maintenance.

What’s next?

After completing this course, you could progress to an apprenticeship with an employer, or progress to a our Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 3.

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