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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
4.3 Transportation Operations and Maintenance
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9215/4
GLH:
60 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the motor vehicle sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in motor vehicle or other related sectors.

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the motor vehicle sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in motor vehicle or other related sectors.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Motor Vehicle sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for the Motor Vehicle Sector qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete one unit from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling a minimum of 2 credits. In addition, they must complete a further 4 credits from either Group M or O1 (Optional Units).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete one unit from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling a minimum of 2 credits. In addition, they must complete a further 4 credits from either Group M or O1 (Optional Units).

    Introduction to Motor Vehicle Workshop Safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/502/4654
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    Introduction to the Retail Automotive Maintenance and Repair Industry

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/4655
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    Motor Vehicle Workshop Tools and Equipment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/502/4657
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    Optional Units

    Learners must complete one unit from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling a minimum of 2 credits. In addition, they must complete a further 4 credits from either Group M or O1 (Optional Units).

    Basic Vehicle Valeting

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/502/4443
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    Light Vehicle Construction

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/4673
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    Motorcycle Construction

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/502/4674
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    Principles of Component Fitting

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/502/4664
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    Principles of Engine Components and Operations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4658
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    Principles of Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4661
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    Routine Braking System Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/502/4667
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    Routine Cooling and Lubrication System Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/502/4666
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    Routine Motorcycle Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4675
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    Routine Vehicle Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/502/4670
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    Routine Wheel and Tyre Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/4669
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    Simple Body Repair Processes

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/4662
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable if you need a short, Entry level motor vehicle course. It will be of specific relevance to:

    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at Entry level before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 1
    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to the motor vehicle sector to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides you with a basic, introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to the motor vehicle sector. You must complete at least one of the following units:

    • Introduction to the Retail Automotive Maintenance and Repair Industry
    • Introduction to Motor Vehicle Workshop Safety
    • Motor Vehicle Workshop Tools and Equipment

    Optional units cover topics such as routine motorcycle and vehicle checks, simple body repair processes and basic vehicle valeting.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. You should take the Award if you need only a small amount of focused learning in the motor vehicle sector at this level, before progressing to a Level 1 qualification or to employment (with further training where possible), as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    You could progress from this qualification to an entry-level role in the motor vehicle sector such as a car valet or body shop assistant, but opportunities for jobs at this level are very limited.


    What are the progression options?

    You can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in the Motor Vehicle Sector, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for the Motor Vehicle Sector.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    You do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

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